For those of you that are reading this: welcome! welcome back! or au revoir! just kidding, don't go ;)
I just thought I'd post a little update to keep this blog alive in between my next ship, the Carnival Valor! For those of you that don't know the Carnival itinerary's, the Valor is based out of San Juan, Puerto Rico! This means, I get to miss out on the first few months of winter completely. No going back and forth from Baltimore to the Bahamas, which will definitely be nice. This ship travels to Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten. I've never been to ANY of these places so it'll be quite different and I can't wait for the adventure. Even though I'm going to an entirely new ship, my roommate Sam (from my last ship) will be joining me on the next one as well. She'll be stuck with me for another 5 months ;) (she joins the ship a month after I do).
Well what am I doing right now? A whole lot of nothing. Not 100% true, but it certainly feels like it some days. I ended up actually painting both bathrooms in my house which took up all of 3 days of my 3 months back here. I've also been rehearsing for the musical, Nunsense II: The Second Coming. It's been a lot of fun, and I definitely missed being up on that stage singing and dancing with my fellow MUDDs! Can't wait for opening night. For those of you in the area, would love to see you in the audience! Check out http://www.mississippimudds.ca/perform.html for more information on tickets!
I'm also planning a few trips before I'm done my 'vacation'. I'll be making a road trip to Kingston with some friends next week. Then off to Toronto at the end of the week to see some best friends/former co-workers. Then a few weeks after that will be opening night, and the following week my British Bestie will be joining me in Ottawa for a week before we make the across the pond for London town! I'll be visiting London and Liverpool and I can't wait! I've never been overseas before! I've been IN the sea, just not over it :P That trip cannot come soon enough!
Two weeks after I get back from England, I'll be having to get my bags packed and ready to go for another 6 months of adventures starting June 1st! June 1st-December 2nd. I'll be home for Christmas next year which will be a HUGE plus. And what's probably super weird and crazy, is that I'm planning on not going back to the ship until AFTER the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics! Is that sad? I'm just a little patriotic and need to cheer on my Team Canada!
Well, there's a little light reading for you, hope you enjoyed it. I'll probably update this with some of my stories and adventures from England before I get back on the ship!
Hope everyone had a fabulous Easter with their loved ones!
Until then, arrivederci! <3
Some pictures with my fam from this Easter weekend! Mitch (cousin) Jenn (sister) and me
Me, Sean (cousin) Jenn (sister)