When I was at the hotel in Mestrie, [Venice] waiting for our group to gather to go our to dinner, I met an amazing woman. This was her and her husbands first cruise,and her daughter was part of the press group.
We chit chatted for a bit,and I loved to hear her talk, with her lilting southern accent..She was from Louisiana, loved to cook, was a photographer,an aspiring writer with a novel ready to be put to paper, and she promised to send me some cajun spices...All this in maybe ten minutes.
Fast forward onboard the Magic, the 5 of us really formed a bond. Her daughter is a blogger,with severall Mommy blogs, one is the travel blog she was onboard for. Her Dad is a retired fire captain, and for the entire cruise, we tried to sit and tour together, when possible.
I have since talked with her on the phone,and she sent me some beautiful photos she had taken,.One was a haunting photo of an abandoned church, and, others of a southern mansion near by..
This joyous family made our cruise even more special, with their stories, their laughter, and their love of life. I loved every minute of our time together.