Hi everyone! I am so sorry I have been gone for so long. As many of you know I have been fighting my own battles with my health. So I have had my time to mourn what is happening and now I am back and more excited then ever to tell you so more about Buddy Cruise events. There is not only 1 cruise coming up but 3!!! For the 2 additional cruises in 2013 they have partnered up with Best Buddies in February and the authors of “Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid” in March. Both of these additions will take place on the Jewel of the Sea. This boat has many of the same amenities that we have all come to love from Royal Caribbean. The boat has 3 pools, 3 whirlpools, 100+ spa treatments, Rock-climbing wall, mini-golf course, basketball court, jogging track, video game arcade, the same restruants that we love to fill ourselves at, casino, 16 bars and lounges, kids pool, teen lounge, and the Ocean Adventure and Royal Babies programs. Both cruises leave from Tampa, FL and are headed to beautiful Cozumel Mexico where there is so much to do. I highly recommend the Chankanaab National Marine Park where you can swim with the dolphins. It was an amazing experience for Anthony and I in 2009! Some other activities include Playa Mia Beach, Jeep safari, golf, and of course SHOPPING! Of course there is also the exciting activities scheduled on board. Ok now moving back to October!! Only 143 days left to go!!! If you have not started thinking about what excursions you want to do while at port this is the perfect time. Royal Caribbean has finally posted the excursions for our cruise. Some of the excursions have age requirements so make sure to check out what they are before booking with the kids. My next blog will be coming very soon and we will focus on some shopping tips for the cruise.