I’m back!

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Woohoo! It’s good to be back! Well, not really. I loved being on my honeymoon, and I enjoyed the first real 100% relaxing trip I’ve taken in over 10 years. Nothing beats swaying in a hammock on a tropical island. We took a Disney Cruise to the Bahamas and had an absolutely wonderful time. This was my first cruise ever, and I have to say it was much better than I expected.

We were on aboard the Disney Dream. She really is a beautiful ship, and as a detail oriented person I love how Disney goes to great lengths to ensure every little detail contains that sparkle of Disney magic. From the Aqua Duck water slide-coaster to the private island, it really is a great experience. We paid quite a premium, as in all things Disney, but it was worth it for us as Disney fans. I’m happy to share any details and answer any questions you might have about the cruise. Suffice it to say I highly recommend it and will do it again.

Oh! The wedding was beautiful, and the the whole day was magnificent. I’m so glad that I can say the entire thing from ‘I do’ until the last day of the honeymoon was absolutely flawless. The one hiccup in all of it was at the very end on our flight home … we got delayed right at the last second before boarding and ended up spending like 14 hours in the airport waiting on our flight. To top it off we both got colds from all the sneezing and coughing people on the plane. Both of us agreed that the honeymoon ended upon the cruise docking so this doesn’t count! 😉

So what now? My internet (~22mbps … grumble) is up and running. I just got my computer and desk all set up yesterday night. I’ll be logging in from home now to play games again!

Did I miss anything big? I’m going through all the news sites and my email (over a week without my phone on means quite a pile to sort through) and should be up and running today or tomorrow at the latest. We have lots of furniture being delivered and still so much to do, but I’m at a point now where I can come home from work and relax to some games.

  • Cruises are great! I’m going on a Carnival Cruise in May. It sounds sad as I say it but it’ll be interesting to see how I get by with no constant data access. Last time I went on one was before smartphones were a thing…

    What were the ports of call?

  • We went to Nassau and Castaway Cay. The cruise itself was a nice 4 day cruise. We decided that was plenty length for us. Just as we were about to be ready to go home the cruise was over and we missed it.

  • Congratulations on your wedding and honeymoon – sounds like it all went really great! Marriage is terrific – now the next step is adding some kiddos. 🙂 That’s a real game changer!

    Hopefully your gaming time will still be pretty good – mine was prior to kids. Nowadays I have to be much more picky about where/when I can fit some gaming in, and with what game.

    Glad you are back!

  • Welcome back Keen and congratulations on your newly married life! Very best of luck 🙂

  • While you were away, Pillars of Eternity was released, and If you ever liked Baldurs Gate,Icewind dale and planescape Torment, then you in for a super real treat.

  • Thank you all! Great to be back.

    @Joy-Energiser: I’ve heard some really good things about Pillars of Eternity. I have no idea how that one snuck by me. It looks really fun, and I’ve added it to my list of games to consider.

  • Another +1 for Pillars. At first I was a little hesitant because it is a new IP and setting but they really have made considerable efforts to not make ‘just another D&D clone’. Yes there are elves and dwarfs but what really makes it stand out is the writing is just really well done. Granted it has been out almost a week and I have restarted the game about a dozen times to try out different character styles but I am not getting into the story and really enjoying it.

    I also can not say enough good things about the choose your own adventure style cut scenes that are all text. Granted this early on in the game they really are not hugely important decisions but I love how it feels very much pen and paper rpg when I read a paragraph about a room and have to choose an option of how to approach the situation… and the result is based on my stats and chosen skills. Pretty nice mechanic.