Admit it. You've thought about it. You probably have a list of things you'd do or buy if you struck it mega-rich. I know I have.
The truth is I don't even play the lottery. I have never purchased a ticket. Sure, I've scratched off those cheapie ones, but I've always come up nada. And Stu has picked up a lotto ticket or two, when the jackpot is astronomical.
That simple fact has not deterred me from ever mentally figuring out how to spend $100 million.
I have a simple list.
1. I would pay off our house. Maybe sell it. Not totally sure about that. I do so love my house.
2. I would pay off my parents' and inlaws' houses.
3. Stu would quit his job. And we would travel the world. With the kids.
My dream is a simple one. I want to wander the Earth with my husband and kids. I want to see as much as I can. I want to live all over. We could stay in each place for about a month. Live, experience, eat, learn. Then move on to the next place. I would write about it, because I cannot live without writing. My kids would grow up as citizens of the world. They would have the greatest education. They would have make the most interesting friends. We would create the greatest stories together.
Then, maybe after a few years on the run, we could build our dream house in Utah or Colorado. Random, I know. But Stu and I talk about that often. There, he and I could sit on our porch, rocking in rocking chairs, looking out a gorgeous vista.
It'd be amazing.
What would you do?
If you find yourself in Nassau, you must check out Lukka Kairi.
As you know from my last post, we wandered around the touristy part of Nassau for a while. We wanted to find a cool spot where we could find delicious Bahamian grub. Stu noticed this place on our first walk-through. Eventually, we circled back around.
It was SO good.
Before we get to Nassau, I have to continue the first night...
(If you missed the first two installments, check them out here: Report Card, Part 1.)
Forces Beyond Our Control
The weather leaving Miami was dodgy. We were sailing toward the Bahamas in 10'-13' swells. I don't get seasick, but it was so bad, I was beginning to question that fact. At dinner, drinks were actually sliding around on the table.
We were assigned dinner in the Pacific Dining Room at the very back of the ship. The dining room was pretty. I was hopeful... my favorite part of a cruise is the food.
A whole weekend away? With just the hubs? Yes, please!
Last weekend, Stu's company hosted a weekend getaway for some of their sales guys and a select few clients. We were going to spend 3 nights on Carnival's Victory. I have literally been counting down to this trip for more than a month. I absolutely LOVE cruising - anything on the water really. And a comped trip without the kids, even better!*
*I totally missed the monsters the ENTIRE time. Everything we did, I was like "oh, R & R would love this!"
We were like little kids - giddy with excitement. Stu and I have not been on a cruise since our honeymoon (nearly 11 years ago).
Here's a (very) brief overview of my thoughts on Carnival's Victory.
Stu and I were on it this past weekend for a business trip. (More on that in the next post.)
Let me preface this by saying that I had an absolute blast on this trip.
But, honestly, I was underwhelmed by the ship experience. Stu has said (multiple times) that he will not cruise with Carnival ever again. And I would have to agree.
Join us as we check things off our bucket lists. This blog is dedicated to our travels outside of the USA.