Saturday, November 26, 2016

Allure of the Seas - Take 2 - Day 8

August 7 2016
Fort Lauderdale, FL

For some reason, Mom got up at 5.30am and looked out the balcony door.  Since we were pulling into port, she went outside. So that woke me up and I joined her.  We watched us come in while it was dark.  

Went back to sleep for another hour or so and then got up to get dressed and get out of the cabin.  Went for breakfast - it was really crowded!  After breakfast, we found a quiet shady spot on the pool deck to hang out at since we had a later disembarking time 

Since we all had phone service, we were all on our phones.  I sent Facebook requests to Stacy and Dee Dee and Kristin. And caught up with the world :)

Our # was called about 10.30 and we headed off.  When we got into the terminal it was mobbed!!  So I grabbed a porter as there was no way we were dragging our luggage through these lines!  Turns out they only had 3 Customs Agents working.  Ummm, what??  There are over 6000 people who have to get off this ship.  Are they serious!  We spent forever on line and it really was a shitshow.  We even started getting nervous about having enough time at the airport for our flights!  

We didn't get to the airport till 12.15 (flight was 1.45!)  Thank goodness we were TSA Precheck and there was not a line for security.  We had enough time to wee, grab a slice of pizza and board the plane.  The flight was good and on time and we found Uncle Andy pretty quickly (considering LGA is a zoo!) We got back to Mom's around 6.  

Great vacation!  Mom is hooked and can't wait to go on another cruise.  

Stay tuned ... Independence of the Seas in Dec 2016 is next :)

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