Friday, February 25, 2011

Pretend Vacation with my Awesome Daughter!

So, this has been the longest week EVER! I have to admit that I have been a little bit grumpy. I decided that I need a vacation and since I don't really have the time or the money right now I decided that a "pretend vacation" with one of my very best friends, (she just happens to be my daughter too), Briana was in order.

After informing her that we were going to go on a pretend cruise and that I would call our pretend travel agent to have her get started on our pretend itinerary, Briana informed me that she would pretend to get excited for it too. This little interchange got me thinking. How fun would it be to REALLY go on a pretend vacation?? It just so happens that it is starting out to be very fun. I thought it would be a fun idea to share it here on our blog. :)

Someday when we have lots of time (and lots of money) maybe Briana and I can really go on our vacation but until then we will make some great memories and enjoy our "pretend" time together. I hope you enjoy it too. Make sure you let us know if you would like us to pick up any pretend souvenirs for you.

The Plan:

Claudia Cook February 24 at 10:41pm
OK, here are the details. We are going on a pretend 9 Day European Cruise on Carnival Cruise Line. We will be on the ship "Carnival Magic". On this cruise we will take turns telling each other what we will be seeing, buying, and doing while in our ports. :) It's a fun way to get to know different places and tell each other about them. It doesn't have to happen every day, I know we have busy lives, but the other person can not tell about their port until the previous one has been done. I will start first. :)

We start our pretend cruise vacation by flying from Salt Lake City, Utah to Barcelona, Spain. We have 2 stops along the way: first in Phoenix, Arizona and next in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From Philadelphia we fly directly to Barcelona. I will start out our adventure tomorrow in Barcelona and tell you all of the fun things we will do there before we board our ship at 5pm. Once we board the ship our itinerary is as follows:
Day One: Leave Barcelona 5pm

Day Two: Monaco 9am-8pm

Day Three: Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy 7am-7pm

Day Four: Rome, Italy 7am-10pm

Day Five: Naples, Italy 7am-7pm
Day Six: Messina (Sicily), Italy 7am-6pm

Day Seven: Fun Day at Sea

Day Eight: Palma De Malorca, Spain 7am-4pm

Day Nine: Marseiles, France 8am-6pm
Day Ten: Barcelona, Spain 5am

I will be our "guide" on days 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. You will be in charge of 3, 5, 7, and 9. (After I do days one and two you will have an idea of what I am talking about, if you are kind of lost right now, haha).
So get to sleep. I'll see you tomorrow as we prepare to board our flight! Got those pretend bags packed and pretend money ready??

This should be fun (and will give us some practice for when we can do this for real some day)!

Love you, Mom

Our Suite on the ship :)

Briana Mishel Cortney Cook February 24 at 10:54pm
This is such a cool Idea:):):):) I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And i am so so so excited:) I love you mommy see you in the morning:)

Claudia Cook February 25 at 11:52pm
Today we boarded our plane for Barcelona. Our flight was changed (because this is my pretend world and I thought it would be much cooler to have a layover in Paris and not Arizona or Pennsylvania). ;-) So not too much excitement...yet. My in flight movie was Narnia, not a bad flick. Airplane food is...well...airplane food. But don't you fear, after our 13 hour flight and a good nights sleep we will have a few hours during our layover tomorrow to explore a little bit of Paris. Get your French ready, I will wake you up when we land. Good night! Love you.

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea. You know what I want you to bring me and I want it from Italy. I expect pictures and they better be good. ;)