My husband and I are world travelers. Norway. France. Germany. Hungry.
Of those places, we’ve only both been to Germany.
And we weren’t there at the same time.
Such is the life of an active-duty military couple.
To be perfectly honest, we didn’t even know each other when we went to some of these place. However, each spot shaped our personalities and we have fond memories of the people and places we’ve seen.
Our travels together, though, have been much more limited. We’ve visited family in Texas and Nebraska. Took a vacation to Yellowstone National Park. And…nope, that’s it. We never had a honeymoon and our weekend getaways can be counted on one hand.
In about six weeks, though, all that will change. We’re going on a cruise to the Caribbean.
Yes, we’ve seen the news. Cruise ships are having a few issues lately. It happens. Our ship was even one of them that made the news. Does that worry me? Nope. Chances are that our ship will then be fixed before our departure date.
I love the water. I’ve lived near the Atlantic Ocean when I was stationed in Virginia and my grandparents had a cabin on a small lake in Nebraska. I’m not sure my grandpa’s fishing boat will even compare to the city on the water I’m going to experience.
Don’t get me wrong. We’re both nervous about this trip. But it’s an excited “what’s going to happen” nervous. Heck, I’d never been on an airplane until I flew to Lackland Air Force Base for basic training. Talk about nervous!
No matter what, my husband and I are going to have an adventure. Together. We’re looking at it like a belated honeymoon. An adventure to remember in the years to come.
And neither one of us needs to pack combat boots.