Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Bahamas || Royal Caribbean Cruisin'

      Some people believe that if you focus on a dream, fully believe in that dream, and picture yourself living that dream on a regular basis, it will miraculously fall into place and present itself to you in reality.

     A few years ago at a Girl Scout meeting, four of my friends and I were gathered in a circle around our troop leader.  She asked us if we'd prefer to spend the Girl Scout money we'd make in the years til graduation on small things or save it all up for one big thing.  "What kind of big thing?"  "How about a cruise?"  The question was followed by five enthusiastic yes's.  And a few years later the first week of July 2016 finally came around!

Day One:
Drove from Ohio to Detroit,  Michigan and caught a flight to Miami, Florida.

Day Two:
Woke up in our hotel to a gorgeous, humid, and overcast Miami day, boarded the ship, and continuously convinced myself that I was in reality and not a dream! 

Day Three:
Cococay, Bahamas; swimming; laughing; living; parasailing; late night dancing; and more self convincing that I was awake and not sleeping.

Day Four:
Nassau, Bahamas; sightseeing; sweating; shopping; smiling; infinite bliss; and turning the boy a floor below into less of stranger.

Bucket List... Go on a cruise.

a step into the Titanic movie or Gatsby's place on water.
captivated by the endless possibilities 
and believing that it's not all just a dream.
there are no limitations to the clothes you can wear, 
the foods you can eat, 
or what you can or cannot experience.
it's luxury, elegance, and class.
it's a fairy tale on sea 
it's the dreamy sensation of freedom that you didn't know could actually exist.
it's so much bliss that you never want to sleep.
swim more, eat more, dance more, 
and on and on and on.
i don't want to go home.
don't make me go home.
this is too good to ever go home...

Dream big, Darlings!


  1. Oh my goodness, this looks gorgeous!! I'm so glad that you could have such a fun adventure. :)

  2. I always love looking at your photos! They are the kind of photos I would love to take on a trip with my friends. The window and hat picture is a favorite of mine. This looks like a really great get away! I am loving your blog and this post as always.

  3. Ahhh so fun! This looks amazing. Your photography is literally the best thing ever. Awesome!

  4. Your photography is the bomb.

    I need to stalk your blog more. ;)

    xx Kenzie

    1. No, Kenzie, you're the bomb! Tee hee hee hee :)))