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[Comments] (5) Viva Las Vegas: I tacked two hours onto my trip home yesterday thanks to California's obsession with the "city of sin." I thought the 15 was only off limits on Friday night, but Saturday morning was equally scary. The worst part was an accident between Baker and the state line, wherein a semi hit a truck, and splashed groceries all over the road. By the time I got there it was all cleaned up on the side of the road. So why did I still wait for an hour to get through it? Because for some odd reason, each car brakes and takes a picture as they pass the scene of the crime before moving on. Man that is so frustrating to me. It's not like buying tickets to the circus, people. Curiosity killed my patience.

The night before I left was the ward's "picnic in the park." I hate going. I try to be an adult and sit with my sister but they just talk about stuff I don't know about, so I usually end up with Tyler on my shoulders the whole time so he can play "hoop" with me. Well, the neighbors, Rob and Robert, wouldn't hear of it. So they took me to an Italian place in Rancho Santa Margarita. They literally go out to dinner every night, as neither of them like cooking. At first I thought it might be a tad akward going to dinner with a same-sex couple whom I hardly know. But it was quite the contrary. They both shared most of their meals with me, leaving no room for my own pesto. And we talked about their cruises to the Caribbean, Alaska, and upcoming one to the Mexican Riveria. Since Susie and I are planning a cruise next summer, I had lots of questions for them. FYI--They said the Caribbean cruise wasn't so great. They invited me to their home for Thanksgiving for Thai food. Yum, thai food.


Posted by Kristen at Thu Aug 19 2004 14:05

I love cruises. Aaron and I went to Cozumel Mexico for our honeymoon, and it stopped in Key West too. It was through Carnival, which is not a very classy line to cruise on. Aaron has been only Royal Carribbean and went to Ensanada. He said that cruise was way nicer. The food was better there. Carnival is a party ship I think. They had a topless sunbathing deck on our ship and it seemed like a younger, drunker, single atmosphere. I still had a great time but I didn't have anything to compare it too. You have to do the excursions they have. Also, I have only heard great things about Alaskan cruises although they are way more pricey. I would avoid Carnival unless money is an issue, b/c it is cheaper but for a reason. Also, I hear the longer cruises (5-7 day) those ships have more things to do on the ship, whereas the shorter cruises (3-4 day) those ships are smaller. Plus you may want to consider going with another couple you know. That way when you are at sea and have no stops that day you can have good company.

Posted by Susie at Thu Aug 19 2004 14:50

I am liking Royal Caribbean more anyway, and I didn't really notice that Carnival was cheaper. We want to do the Mexican Riviera.

Posted by John at Thu Aug 19 2004 17:06

Are you implying that a spouse is not "good" company?

Posted by Susie at Fri Aug 20 2004 08:19

Mine is, Mine is! (although probably more so without allergies and Ed Week ;D)

Posted by Kristen at Fri Aug 20 2004 13:40

Oh no! Never. But it is fun to do things with another couple. Although you need to have your alone time doing all the fun excursions.

if you go to and check out the 90-day deals you will see Carnival is about $100 cheaper all around then the rest. They have cheaper cruises there, but you have to wait within 90 days to book them making it harder to plan.


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