Book 12, Vacation, Back To Reality
It's Monday, I'm sitting at my kitchen table drinking coffee and wondering where the buffet is....
If you can relate to this, you MIGHT have just gotten off a cruise. :) There's nothing like spending 10 days with nothing to do but sight see, shop, and eat tons of delicious food that you didn't have to lift a finger to prepare.
Thank goodness for pictures, videos, and memories! Besides, it's great to sleep in my own bed again, and I do have the next cruise to look forward to, even if it is almost a year away.
We had tons of fun on the trip! Our itinerary included Boston, Portland, Bar Harbor, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. The cruise was 9 days long, which was the longest we'd ever been on a ship. I'm still bobbing and weaving, trying to get my land legs back.
The ship was beautiful, The Anthem Of The Seas (if you want to Google it). We rode bumper cars (on board), there was a trapeze school, roller skating, basketball, shuffle board, etc. We saw a hypnotist, and some kind of freaky techno laser light show, the first was great, the second was.....really odd. We also had our very first interior room, and while I loved the cost savings, I can honestly say it was not great for my sea-sick prone brain. It's very easy to get queasy when you have no horizon to look upon. The room did have a virtual balcony, but with the camera outside bobbing in the wind, I think it just made things worse. :)
Still, it was an absolute blast, we had a great time, and we went from Platinum to Emerald, so that's really cool, too! We've already planned our next trip, Alaska! Also, Royal Caribbean has some fantastic internet at sea (if you don't mind shelling out the extra money) so my mom and I binge watched many fantastic TV shows. Nailed It was hilarious, Baby Ballroom was so super cute, and Zumbo's Just Desserts made me want to go glaze something. I highly recommend all of those shows, for sure!
On to the books! 12 is up next, and I'm looking at the calendar now and planning on a release date around the very last week of October. My family and I have a short trip planned for Disney Land, so I'd like to get the book out before we leave. I don't think it'll be a problem. I've got a strong outline going and have picked my 11-year-old's brain about which game the book should be about.
I don't actually play Roblox (if you've read the books, you probably already know that), but he tells me about the games he currently likes, and I take liberties in my writing. Thomas and Jed will be rescuing another friend (or family member) in book 12, and a plot twist takes place that changes the feel of the last 4 books, or at least the next couple of books. Who knows, there might be another plot twist, I can never really tell what's going to happen until I start writing. No matter what, it'll be fun and engaging for your Roblox loving kiddos!
I've added some pictures below, and if I did it correctly you should be able to click on them and get a little caption.
Enjoy your Monday!
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