His dream became reality starting on Saturday, September 24. After Mark reffed two football games on Friday night, we drove to Los Angeles, arriving about 2 a.m. We stayed in a hotel near the airport, because our cruise would end in Ft. Lauderdale and we would fly home from there.
Our travel agent had made arrangements for an ExecuCar to take us from the hotel to the cruise ship terminal Saturday morning. The problem was that the driver kept trying to take us to the Queen Mary, not anywhere close to the terminal. Thankfully, Mark knew enough about Los Angeles to realize he was taking us in the wrong direction. We each pulled out our cell phones to consult our GPS, and after an added hour of driving (not to mention added frustration), we finally arrived at the cruise ship terminal.
There were a few birds close to the gangway. We took a few minutes to look at them and headed back to the ship.
Before I share pictures of the second week, tomorrow will be the Really Random Thursday edition of the Princess Diaries. Hope to see you then.