I went on my first cruise with my friend Laura. One of the best things about this vacation was just getting to spend time with her. We met our junior year of college, moved in together our senior year, and became fast and super close friends. She was in my wedding and last person I slept with as a single lady! She's such a selfless, loving person and such an awesome mom!
I drove to her place on Wednesday afternoon and on Thursday Laura's fiance, Josh, drove us to a tiny, tiny airport in Labtrobe, PA where we left from for Ft. Lauderdale, FL!!!
We were soooo excited to be on the plane and headed to warm weather!
However, once we landed in Ft. Lauderdale we sat on the runway for an hour. That was a total bummer!
By the time we made from Ft. Lauderdale to Miami we ened up checking into our hotel around 10pm. We were up bright and early the next day to check out the South Beach area before we had to board our cruise ship.
After South Beach we headed to the Port of Miami and boarded the Carnival Ecstacy! The ship was MASSIVE!
We spend the first night exploring the boat. We enjoyed sit down dinner and some spa services!
We were docked in the Bahamas by the next morning on Day 2! Laura and I spent the day at the Melia resort enjoying the private beach, pools, and ocean! Swimming in the ocean was one of my favorite parts of the whole vacation. The water was a beautiful blue color, clear, and warm! We checked out the Nassau Straw Market on the way back.
Our last night at dinner was so fun! The wait staff did this whole dance routine to Gangum Style. Again, I really wish I would have gotten pictures!!!
We got off the boat on Monday and flew from Ft. Lauderdale to Labtrobe. I drove home to Michigan on Tuesday and went back to work on Wednesday. It was such a fast trip, but it was so much fun!
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