My first real journey anywhere was this Caribbean cruise. I don’t even remember what year it was, sometime in the late ’90’s.

Friends of mine had gotten jobs on a cruise ship, and because I took their cat in when they left, we arranged for a discounted cruise for me.

I love the water, and grew up boating, waterskiing, etc. so a cruise was one of my dream vacations. This trip on Celebrity Cruise Lines was more than I could image.

We sailed from Fort Lauderdale; stops included Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Key West.