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Day 1 – waiting to board Dec 27

We had a great night in Galveston last night. We took our time leaving the house and got there at about 4. Then we walked down The Strand and stopped in La King candy store, soda fountain and ice cream parlor. we got some hot fresh taffy and candy. oh we stayed at The Harbor House right next to the cruise terminals and saw dolphins out our window. we went to Landrys for dinner and it was delicious. we walked down to the beach but it was raining and the tide was way up. we were quite tired so we just hung out in our room the rest if the evening. we got up at 6 am this morning to watch the ships come in. we got lucky and they upgraded us to a suite so the ships came right by our window. we headed to the cruise terminal at about 10:30 and it took maybe 30 minutes to get through line and seated in zone 1 boarding till they cleared customs. we were on the ship by 12 and are eating on the lido deck.

8 days and counting! Dec 19

Finally in the getting ready stages for our New Years cruise that sails next weekend! It’s too cold here to think about warm weather clothes though :-p We’ve decided not to go as formal this time, so that we can take smaller luggage. We’re just not sure we’re gonna have room for our snorkel gear. We may have to strap it to the outside of the bag since we’re planning to carry on. Neways, I’ve been in hybernation mode and feel a bit awkward in shorts and tshirts. It will be hard to resist all the Christmas goodies this week to make sure I’m not too bloated and fat feeling for my skimpier clothes. I need to save all my eating for the cruise. I didn’t stuff myself quite as silly as I did on our cruise in May. I skip the buffet at lunch and have a sandwich or go by the salad bar. Limiting my trips to the pizza bar will be the trick. I’m usually too full by dinner to eat much even though the waiter usually insists I order all the courses. We’re definately going to the Supper Club this time. I have to have that lobster – yum!!! I need to go to Party City to get our door decorations. On top of getting ready for the cruise, I have to make 2 cheese balls and 2 batches of fudge tomorrow. Hopefully I’ll get up before 7 tomorrow morning to see the ships come in on the webcam, but we’ll see I have yet to get up early enough…