Just made a big decision this week that is largely self-indulgent! By August 30, Shaina and I will be completely debt free. This has meant that vacations have been pretty much non-existent. The extent of the 'V' Word in our marriage has been a couple trips to my sister's in South Carolina and weekend trips to the bustling metropolis of Cleveland, Chicago and Erie, Pa.
So, because God has provided in an unexpected way (yet again!), we have our debt covered and money to take a trip. With that said, we board the Carnival Fantasy on September 11 in Charleston for a 7 day cruise to the Bahamas and Grand Turk.
I am pretty well spent at this point in the ministry at WUMC. It has been a great, yet hectic summer and its time to detox. This will serve in some ways as the honeymoon that Shaina and I were never able to take. I can't wait!
So...if you've been on a cruise...got any advice for cruise newbies?