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  • I'm just about at the point in this 2 week vacation where I'm not really sure how much more of relaxation, endless ocean, Disney, good food, old movies, and endless hours with no deadlines I can take.

    Don't get me wrong - I've thoroughly enjoyed the break from the everyday stuff of life, I have. But I really like my everyday stuff, for the most part, and I really miss it. I miss my "cave", where I usually do my cowbird writing. (I've grown a little gun-shy of the IPhone e-mail method, after one of my stories went viral on me!) Besides, tapping out a story on this IPhone virtual keypad just isn't the same as typing it out on my laptop real keypad. I don't get the same flow and feel for the story I'm trying to convey. I also miss my dog, my job, and just everything about "home".

    All that said, I still plan to enjoy the last 3 days of this great cruise. It really has been wonderful. We have one more day at sea, then a day in Mexico, where I'll be baja-ing all over the place on a jeep, then Sunday we fly back home. I'm ready.

    Next week will be crazy busy, and I can't wait. I know a week from now, I'll be pining for those days at sea where I had nowhere I had to be, and nothing to do but read, eat, sleep, watch old movies, be entertained and go on phenomenal tours. And that's o.k. Half the fun of a long vacation is the great memories it provides to get you through the grind times.

    Well, time to go watch a movie, before another spectacular dinner. It's Pirate night. Big party topside after dinner, complete with fireworks off the bow of the ship. Just another day at sea!

    (Photo of another huge volcanic crater from a recently active volcano on Hawaii)
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