All Good Things…

…must come to an end. Titling today’s blog entry was a toss up between my selected title and “Murphy’s Law”. What should I expect after “A Perfect Day”? We docked this morning in Florida but had to have our packed luggage outside our cabin last night. I scrambled to get everything packed leaving the essentials for the morning to take in my carry on bag. We made it out and through customs quickly and waited for our ride to my friend’s home. On the way home we talked about all we saw and did. When it came to my dolphin adventure, my heart sank. I left the CD with the pictures of me and the dolphin on the ship. First sign of a not so perfect day. I called Royal Caribbean and gave them the information down to where I knew it was in the cabin, I will know by Wednesday if they found it and will be mailing it to me. I am going to contact the park in Cozumel also to see if the pictures are on file. Next we headed to the beach for my last day in the sun. While things were not going wonderfully, the sun was shining and it was a beautiful day for a beach visit. On the way we stopped to ship back a few purchase I made at the duty free shops. FedEx taught mr something today. Alcohol can not be shipped from private parties. Second sign. I bought the packaging materials, bubble wrapped my bottles and placed them in a box with plenty of packing peanuts. Now I have two baggage items to check in… After a nice little dinner we stopped back at my friend’s to copy my pictures to here computer. Neither of us saw the box checked “delete when transferred” before hitting transfer on my waterproof camera. The one with more dolphin pictures… Sign number three.

While today may not be a perfect day, I still had a wonderful vacation, a great last day at the beach and memories to last a lifetime. I have hope my CD will be recovered and returned, I am at the airport waiting for my flight and my two bags are checked (one for free thanks to my Chase Explorer card), and my friend is working right now on a zip file of my pictures to email me before I land at home. Today was also a rest day, so I didn’t have a workout scheduled. I think my heart has done enough racing today anyway. Tonight I will be home and tomorrow I have a long run scheduled. Not every day is a perfect day. But every day is a gift – and there is something good in every day. Ah – I just received an email from my friend – with my pictures.

Published by elisariva

I want to encourage everyone to follow your passions, not just what is easy. It is in overcoming hurdles and barriers that we truly test our limits and abilities. There is much more we are capable of if we only believe in ourselves.

2 thoughts on “All Good Things…

    1. Thanks Jill! The day I ran 10 miles on the ship there was an older man jogging in his jean shorts! Before I could get my phone out to take a picture for you he left. Darn.

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