If you have ever worked on a ship or in a similar position, you know some of the downfalls of the job. The one that bothers me the most, is having to say farewell to these amazing people when it's time to go home. I am lucky enough to still be in contact with the majority of them and I will be seeing some of them during my actual vacation. I decided to head back to the Liberty for a two week vacation to visit some friends and, well, let's be honest, a certain someone. A lot of people were confused as to why I would go back to a ship for a vacation. Well, why not? I leave Saturday and I cannot wait for some fun, sun and relaxation.
I head back out for my third contract April 11th and I will be heading to New Orleans!! I'm so excited as I have always wanted to go to NOLA but I have never had the chance. When the ship was on my list, I jumped at the chance. My next contract will be a little bit different than the last one. This one I had a lot of fun and did things I never thought I would do. Next one, I need to save save save! Easier said than done, especially for me. Hopefully, next time it won't be so hard to adjust to being at home. I have no idea why it's been so difficult. I mean, it could be the time change, but it's definitely starting to take it's toll on me.
Here are some of my favorite photos from this contract ...
Curacao (My second favorite port)
San Juan, PR -- We hiked the rainforest and this is a view from the watchtower
Airport Beach in St. Maarten -- the airport is across the street and it's apparently one of the most dangerous beaches in the world because the planes land so close to the beach
Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
Ice Bar in St. Thomas
Christmas time in St. Maarten
Costa Maya, Mexico
Another view from the San Juan rainforest
Aruba - my favorite port
My ship in St. Thomas
I am very blessed to have this job and it will always be something I look back on and remember. Not everyone has the chance to do this, which is why I am very thankful for the opportunity and will keep doing it until I can't do it anymore.