Sonny, why would she feel the need to pack light, she has a schlepper traveling with her. Mine does too and she she never packs light. The purses she buys for carrying every day look like some peoples carry-ons. Glad I at least don't have to tote that thing around.
I tend to look at our baggage for a cruise as akin to something you'd see in an old movie - with a Dutchess boarding a steamer bound for Singapore with trunks and hat cases piled high. We never use everything. It is silly. Yet we'll be doing it again in a couple weeks.
CONGRATS on your anniversary! Are's isn't until August 22nd. It will be number 40. My advice would be not make any arduous attempt to train your bride of 24 years to do anything. Just a "Yes Dear" will suffice. Oh, another thing; I'm taking her on the Mariner for our anniversary. It's like still being on our honeymoon. Too bad you don't have a booking number to give tonight... or do you?
We're booked for the Mexican Riviera next March; she already knows it. But I am researching the Panama Canal for our 25th, which she does not know. The only problem for us working stiffs is the time away from work. The taxpayer doesn't like it when I'm gone for too long.
While we are on the anniversary issue, Ours was the 27th and what did I do? I was loading our bags from the Mariner to our car, as we were coming back from our cruise. However for her B-day, we will aboard Freedom. I had to change our dates since I had a conference to attend on the week of Sept 24th. So, I believe it will work out better. Oh, It is officially my B-day today.
GC- June is a great month. Happy Anniversary!!!
Sonny- You'll enjoy the Mariner. We sure did. I am going with your recommendation and doing the Freedom in Sept. Instead of the Carnival Liberty. I a giving away two new ports and an extra day of sailing, but I think it will be worth it. On the Mariner, we enjoyed our sea days as much as port days. As a matter of fact, I liked sea days more b/c wife spends less $$$$.
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