Thursday, January 25, 2018

Disney Cruise Day 8: See Ya Real Soon

Saturday, March 18th, was a week to the day from when our magical cruise began. I guess technically the day you debark isn't a cruise day, especially because you leave the ship in the morning and the cruise was officially over for us by around 8:00 a.m. But still, it was part of vacation so it's worthy of documentation, however unexciting it might be.

This was around 6:30 in the morning. The ship had docked and I watched for a minute from our balcony as luggage was carted off the ship. 

The Disney Cruise Line buses were all lined up and ready for the day's passengers who were coming (lucky!) and going (sad!).

This is the building where the magic begins before boarding the ship and where it ends when the fun is officially done. 

Waiting for our taxi to pick us up and take us to the airport. 
On our first Disney cruise, John was crying at this point, so this was a big improvement!

Waiting (again) at the airport.

We stayed outside of Chicago for the night because after such an early morning we didn't want to drive for four hours to get home. Peter took the boys to an indoor trampoline place and out to dinner and then to the hotel pool. I don't know how they had the energy for all that. I was exhausted. I stayed in the room, ate a bad microwave dinner, and read a book for the rest of the evening.

I posted this on Facebook about the experience:
Yesterday for dinner on the last night of our excellent cruise I enjoyed lobster bisque, delicious beef Wellington, and baked Alaska for dessert; tonight I'm eating crappy microwave pizza and Twizzlers in our hotel room in cold and chilly Chicago. What a difference a day makes!

Sunday morning, before we left to drive home.

And finally, home sweet home, this time for real! Sam fell right to sleep that night. I think we all did!

It was another wonderful vacation thanks to the fantastic excellence that defines Disney Cruise Line.
I hope these posts have convinced someone, somewhere, to go on a Disney cruise. And if I know you, even better. Then we can talk about it together! 
I can't wait for the next one!