I can’t believe I’m leaving Florida today! I won’t return to U.S. soil until 2014. How crazy is that?!
Over the weekend, I took advantage of my free time, and relaxed. I had a movie night with a couple of the girls after rehearsal on Saturday, and Sunday treated myself to a “Princess Day”. I slept in, ran a few errands, then went to a hotel on the beach for an afternoon at the spa! I had a lovely “Heavenly Massage” at the new Heavenly Spa, enjoyed the steam room, sauna, and relaxation room, and after hydrating, sipped on a delicious ginger martini at the hotel bar. It was great to have some time to myself to decompress.
Monday morning we had a late start time, a few hours of review and rehearsal, a send-off meeting, and most importantly, our office run! Our performance of the Movies show went really well! I loved performing with my cast. A friend from another ship actually commented on how great our group dynamic was. Most of the other feedback I received was about my legs. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t thrilled about that.
We went back to the Mexican restaurant downtown to kick back after a rather stressful afternoon. I had a hard time winding down, so I was grateful to be able to sleep in on Tuesday! I ran a bunch of errands, did final loads of laundry, and re-packed all my things! Somehow, my luggage has gained 10 lbs in 5 weeks. I’m hoping I can avoid overweight luggage fees, but they may be inevitable.
We are leaving the apartments early in the morning, then flying from Miami to Tokyo, with a short stop in Dallas. I wish we had a longer layover so I could see some of my friends from home! We’ll be in Tokyo for a couple hours before flying to Gimhae in Korea. We are going to spend Thursday night in a hotel, and will join the ship Friday afternoon in Busan. It’s going to be a long trip, but I’m really excited! I have a giant book and a Nook (on loan from my sister), so I should stay entertained on the plane. Unfortunately, I’ll miss out on any 4th of July festivities.
Next time you hear from me, I’ll be on the ship! Things are about to get interesting…
The final picture of you is sheer joy. You look fabulous, very happy and poised. Ready to hit the road. Bon Voyage.