Hard to believe, but the countdown is on! For weeks, months even, I’ve wanted the cruise to hurry up and get here already. Now that its almost here, I want more time! 

Late last week I started getting sick. Cough, sore throat – you know the drill. So yesterday I headed to urgent care to try to get something to knock it in the head before we leave. I left with a 10 day course of antibiotics. I’m already feeling better BUT I’ll still be taking the medication on the cruise, and I’ve read it can make you sensitive to sunlight.


Let’s just go ahead and change that “May cause” statement to “Will cause.” Cause it has. I’m just hoping that my body will adjust and this isn’t something I’ll have to deal with on the boat.


First thing in the door at the urgent care office they requested my insurance card and drivers license. I sat down to fill out my paperwork, only to be called back to the counter. “I’m sorry ma’am, but this is no longer a valid form form of ID. It expired yesterday.”

 From our moves, the address on my license wasn’t correct and the renewal notice never reached me. I guess I assumed the renewal process was every 10 years instead of 5. Never crossed my mind I could show up to the port in Charleston without all my paperwork in order.

I’m so thankful to have gone to urgent care, for her to notice and point it out to me. I’m also thankful I brought my make-up bag with me, just in case I went to work after leaving the doctor. Even if this isn’t the hairstyle I would have chosen had I known it was going to stay with me for the next 5 years.

Have you ever cruised? If so, are there any must-pack items to take with me?