Thursday, September 25, 2008

HOME SWEET HOME

For those of you who dont know, I got my ship about a week ago. They gave me the details last Thursday afternoon. The next morning I hopped a train from London to Dover and boarded the Crown Princess. Dover is beautiful...the beautiful white cliffs along the shore and the castles are amazing. I thought my life was crazy in London, nothing could have prepared me for life on ship. Work NEVER ends. If I'm not in the spa I'm in safety training for the ship. I have at least one meeting a day and two classes a day. It's fun, but crazy. After joining in Dover we had one sea day and then arrived in Dublin, Ireland. Unfortunately I had to work this day so I had to admire Dublin from the spa. From there we made our way up to northern Ireland where I was fortunate to get off the ship and see a couple sites. We then set out for Iceland. We should have been there yesterday but due to a bad storm we are being diverted around it and on to Greenland. (Hopefully) Today is my third sea day in a row and being on the edge of a storm i have to wonder if things will ever be still again. Its very rocky. Most crew I've talked to say this is the worst it's been. I cant wait to get to calmer waters. Anyways, after the crossing we end in Florida and for pretty much the rest of my contract we will be going out of Florida and around the Caribbean. Im way excited since this is where the money is made and the sun shines. In December sometime my ship will be at dry dock so I may end up having a couple weeks off before Christmas. Well, I have to get back to work!!! So much to learn so little time! Hope to hear from all of you!

6 comments:

Shandi said...

Hello Minnie!!

WOW!!! what fun and it sounds like a crazy but excting adventure. Any ways hope all is well and enjoy every minute.

Kay said...

I thought you'd died!! ☺ Glad to hear that you got your ship, and it's good that they are working you hard... what doesn't kill you makes you... stronger? I love ya kid! Wish we were there!

USARMY31B said...

MINDI!
Thats crazy that your doing all that!!!!!!!!

D.H. said...

Sounds like you're havin fun! You should have just started the Caribbean right? Sucks that we are gonna be in the Bahamas at the same time - just one island apart!! lol We'll be in Nassau from the 12th to the 17th! Be safe and give us another update!!!

Wahls said...

What an amazing trip! isn't it beautiful over there! I toured england wales and ireland with a performing arts group and words or pictures can't describe how beautiful it is. it is so neat to see what you are up to. -you look great by the way!!

Graham P.B. said...

Mindilicious! You still alive out there?