Our only vacation…

September 24, 2012 at 11:00 am (Intro)

On September 9th, Hubs and I worked our last day of work for a full week.  He even worked a few extra hours so that he wouldn’t have to think about work at all while we were gone.  We got home, finished the last little packing we needed to do, and got ready for bed, excited for the adventures of the next day.  Hitting the road by 10 a.m., we had an uneventful drive to Long Beach, getting in around 5 p.m.  Being 24 weeks pregnant at the time, I figured I’d need a few extra bathroom stops, but didn’t…nice surprise 🙂

We wandered around Long Beach for a few hours after checking in to our hotel. And then it was time for bed so that we could get ready for the next day. Monday, Hubs took me to an awesome $1 bookstore. Literally all of the books were $1!  I showed remarkable restraint and only bought 11, but we are planning on driving to Long Beach next time we are in SoCal just so I can go back to the bookstore and stock up!

And then we went to the cruise…

ImageView from the top of the ship


Life boats and view of Long Beach from the ship


Approaching Catalina Island

ImageOn the tender, going back to the cruise ship

ImageOur towel toad!

ImageHubs bought me a rose in Ensenada

ImageFor some reason I was fascinated by the stop sign being written in Spanish (and you can see our ship in the back)

ImageFood from the midnight Mexican buffet. So yummy!

ImageStunning carved fruit at the buffet

ImageBaby bump at 24w3d at the cruise ship’s art gallery

ImageHubs was a little obsessed with the ping pong tables on board. 🙂

ImageSunset onboard.

ImageView of LA from the Getty museum

We went to the Getty after the cruise and then to Hubs’ grandma’s house to visit overnight before driving home on Saturday.  All in all, it was an absolutely fabulous trip!



  1. mrslilybugg said,

    This looks like it was a fun trip! 🙂

    • maisymay said,

      It was a glorious chance to relax! I whole-heartedly recommend it to anybody and everybody!!!

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