I was having a difficult time, coming up with a decent blog post about the word, Retreat. I read someone's post and my retreat came to me!
My retreat was the cruise I took with my friend, Tina, back in January 2007. I wish I had the funds to do this every year with her. That cruise was, without a doubt, the best vacation I ever took, because it rejuvenated me, and it gave me back my sanity after an extremely rough 2 years, when I was forced to deal with my divorce, one that I never wanted (but now I am SO glad I got!)
I saved for a year and a half for this cruise. Tina became my friend when I was at my lowest. She dragged my sorry ass out of the house for dinners and movies and just hanging out. When she suggested the cruise, it was perfect timing!!!
Tina and me on St. Thomas
We spent 10 perfectly glorious days sailing the Southern Caribbean. I can't remember the last time I laughed so much before that vacation. We didn't do anything special. We hit a few beaches, did a little shopping, took a bus tour. But we mostly just hung out on the deck by the pool, reading novels, getting some sun, enjoying the Captain (Morgan, that is).
I returned home, happy, relaxed, TAN and ready to face my world! And I'd do it again tomorrow if I could!
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