My family has taken many vacations over the years, most of which involved long car rides to our destination. Most of our time was spent reading road maps, sitting in traffic, searching for parking and waiting in rental car lines. However, one year we decided to try something new. We sailed on a Disney Cruise and left the ship responsible to take us to our destinations. We would relax aboard the great big ship and be pedestrians for the week (and shed the pounds we would gain from having access to food 24 hours a day). We were ready for our relaxing non-transportation vacation, or so I thought.
On the day of the departure, we loaded into our mini van and drove 90 minutes to the airport in Allentown, Pa. Soon we were airborne as our plane took off for Orlando, Florida. And no sooner than when we landed, we were driving along in our rented car to Cape Canaveral to board the ship.
For those keeping track – car, plane, car and ship.
Our first stop on our cruise docked us at Key West, where we walked, walked and walked. Day two was spent at sea, so our mode of transportation was a comfortable lounge chair aboard the outdoor deck. On Day three, we arrived at Grand Cayman where we boarded a smaller boat which delivered us to the pier and waiting taxi that was beach bound.
Who is checking? Car, plane, car, ship, walk, smaller boat, and taxi.
Our next stop in Cozumel involved taking a shuttle bus to a location where we would swim with dolphins. What a memory! As our cruise neared its end, we played on the beaches of Castaway Cay and we kayaked.
In one week we – Car, plane, car, ship, walk, smaller boat, taxi, shuttle bus, swam and kayaked.
Who ever said cruising was relaxing?
But rest assured, we are planning our next transportation mode rich cruise.