100 Days of Scouting – Day 61: Gone Cruisin’

Today I:

  • Headed out with the family for our Spring Break vacation
  • Brought the iPod loaded with some Scout-type books found in the public domain (Pee Wee Harris, Tom Slade, Roy Blakely, Aids to Scoutmastership)

Starting today and through next week, the kids are on spring break.  At Christmas, my mom and dad surprised us with the offer to take us on a Disney Cruise!  Well 3 1/2 months later, it has finally arrived.  We’re going with my parents and my brother and his family — nine of us total.  The cruise sets sail tomorrow for the Bahamas and will return Thursday.  Since Disney charges for WiFi access (because they can), I am not bringing the laptop and since we’ll be outside the US, there is no cell phone service without paying a bunch for access.  So as a result, I won’t be able to blog real time.  When I started the 100 Days of Scouting posts, my wife asked what I was going to do since I wouldn’t be able to post while on the ship.  However with the wonders of technology, I was able to blog ahead of time and schedule the posts for each day we are gone…problem solved.

So since I mentioned here that the blog may contain some things outside of the Scouting realm, you get a real-time preview of what we have planned for our trip.

To start the trip we got up early to go and pick up my parents (who live about 45 minutes away) and then we’re off to the airport to meet up with my brother and his family.  We have a direct flight into Orlando then a shuttle ride out to Port Canaveral.  We decided to fly in the day before the cruise leaves to make sure we got to the port and not have any issues.  The kids will be able to play in the hotel’s pool and we can relax a bit before we board the ship tomorrow.  Try not to be too jealous 🙂


About jthoppe

Eagle Scout, Cub Dad (Former Pack Committee Chair, soon to be Tiger Den Leader, District Committee; enjoys TKD, softball and generally being outside.
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