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My First Solo Cruise Vacation… And I Caught COVID! – Episode #154

Solo Vacation

This past year has been a tough year. There’s been a lot of challenges in my life, and I have been running on fumes. Feeling my tank was on empty, I decided it was finally time for me to take a vacation, and get in some much needed rest and relaxation. So I decided to do something I’ve never done before, I decided to go on a solo vacation, and to set sail on a cruise to the Bahamas!

Some talking points from this podcast:

  • While the “Protestant work ethic” is great, there’s much need we all have for a Sabbath experience. While we aren’t under any ethical religious obligation to observe a Sabbath Day, it’s still a rhythm of life we would do well to incorporate into our lives.
  • This vacation turned out to be exactly what I needed. I was skeptical about the entire thing, but there were plenty of surprises for me along the way. Not only was it fun, but I met some wonderful people along the way, and was able to soak in the beauty of the world around me.
  • While I originally intended to spend much of my time alone, I received a lot of enjoyment from simply interacting with strangers, who were more than willing to interact with me. A #butwhereisjimmy hashtag movement was started on Facebook after I went missing. I got to share in folks really cool stories.
  • Half Moon Cay island that Carnival Cruise owns is amazing. Nassau, was like a dumpy version of Myrtle Beach, and reminded me of the the type of place Walmart would open, if Walmart were opening a port city in paradise.
  • My experience with Carnival Cruise was amazing. Carnival Cruise is the Chick-Fil-A of the sea in their commitment to an amazing customer experience.
  • Did I mention I got COVID-19? It was quite the lovely souvenir to pick up on vacation.

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