Thursday, August 19, 2010


On Friday, we caught a plane to sunny Florida.  The original plan was to do a cruise with Caribbean Cruise Line (Yes, there really is a separate cruise line called Caribbean.  It's not Royal Caribbean or anything).  We got to the Salt Lake Airport, and they asked to see our IDs.  I KNEW that I had packed our passports, but they were not in my travel folder.  So we called the cruise line, and they said that it would be no problem.  We might not be able to get off the boat, but we would definitely be able to get on.  So, we got on the plane.  We were dead tired when we reached the Hominy Inn near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  It was a complete dive, but we didn't care. 
The next morning, we were supposed to go pick up our tickets for the cruise.  They informed us that we wouldn't be able to get on the boat without our passports.  I called my parents, and my dad searched our condo high and low for them (bless his heart), but was unable to find them.  So, we made our lemons into lemonade!  We called Chris's aunt and uncle, and stayed at their place, and went to Disney World, which was about an hour away from where they lived. 
It ended up being a fantastic vacation that we loved!  We went to Epcot, then spent a few minutes in the Magic Kingdom, where we saw the Electric Light Parade.  The next day, we went to Disney's Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood.  We were also able to have a fantastic time with Chris's aunt and uncle.  They treated us like royalty, and we had a lot of fun visiting with them.  All in all, it was a successful trip! 
Oh, and then we got back and found the passports in our car!  They had fallen out of my folder during the drive to the airport!


  1. Wow that's quite a story! Glad you were able to make the best of it and have a fun vacation anyway.

  2. That is crazy! But I'm sure Disneyworld was even better than the cruise would have been. I mean, how can you compete with the Happiest Place on Earth?

  3. Way to make Lemonade out of Lemons. I hope you didn't have to pay for the cruise!