Saturday, January 31, 2004

Carnival Cruise Planning

I was able to put in for 9 days of leave feb 21-29. Rikki called up Carnival and got us a good deal for a 7-day central america cruise on the Elation. Stopping at Belize (2nd largest reef in the world), Cozumel, and Progresso (longest pier in the world, 5 miles). So we planned to drive up to Galveston the night before (about 275 miles). Turns out Feb 21st is the last day of Mardi Gras. Everything was booked. Finally we got lucky with a Holiday Inn. Someone cancelled. So we took it for 139$. Expensive. But they offer free shuttle and parking for a week saving us at least 70$.

We have been doing so much on the phone this month that we have used 386 of our 400 minutes. We've been saving calls for the weekends/evenings now. Over 400 minutes costs 40 cents a minute. We did that once. Learned our lesson I hope.

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