Hey everyone! 🐻🌈🚢 You might remember that our big family vacation (a cruise) was postponed two years in a row. Then, the consolation trip planned after that second cancellation was botched as well. After so much disappointment, I’ve held any talk about it in –until now.
The cruise is (maybe? finally?) happening beginning next Thursday. I’ll be away for over ten days. During that time (6/23 to 7/5) I’ll be basically completely unreachable. We will have a friend stay over at our place to take care of our house and animals during our absence.
As the day draws so near, I have to start making final prep, even as my excitement will continue to be held in until we’ve all tested negative and safely boarded. I can’t help but brace for disappointment again. But there is a tiny hope burning inside me.
Already there was a disappointment: my mom can’t attend (USCIS still hasn’t completed her paperwork) and this means a $1,000 fine from the total cost, which is terrible. But it’s something we knew from the start might happen.
Apprehension aside… I had to smile today looking at my little Dante, the bear I intended to bring on this trip from the start, wearing his brand new travel clothes! I think he looks pretty dapper.
Really, the only potential complication is someone testing positive. So we are all trying to be as careful as possible regarding crowds and such. If it all goes through, I hope to have a lot to share with you when I get back!