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Travelling For The Holidays

This year we are going  to Florida.  Over the past few years we have moved to driving to and from Florida because of the cost of airline flights.  Last year was the first time we tried out the Amtrak Auto Train.  We had to travel to Lorton, VA to get on the train that took us to Sanford, Fl.  This year we are driving down, and training back.

We have found that taking our car when going to Disney is more cost effective because the cost of car rentals just brings the expense of traveling way up.  Flying is the ultimate way, but the airlines seem to want to make a fortune off of everyone.

How do you travel?  What tips do you have?

Vacation Issues For Me

Now that we have returned from our week long cruising trip it has been hard for me to not pick on my wife.  You see while we were in the Bahamas I took my daughter snorkeling.  Not knowing much about tanning, and lotions I left my wife in charge of lotions, and creams that would be necessary to keep from burning.  From now on she gets to buy the dark circles under eyes treatment only.  She bought 30 spf spray from the local $1 store.  (Hey honey, let’s not skimp on the necessities next time.)

After spending the last hour on Castaway Cay with the stingrays I didn’t know that I had gotten 2nd degree burns on my back.  My wife told me that I had just gotten a little burned.  Well, later that night I got very sick.  I had hot/cold flashes, and headaches.  After we returned from the cruise we stayed at a hotel in the Orlando area.  When we went swimming I had to make sure that I stayed under the pools overhang because just the heat from the sun made my skin bother me.

Now the drive home was fine for the most part.  We drove from Florida at @7am, and got to Hilton Head at @1pm.  I tried to see if the jacuzzi would help, and it seemed to.  We went home the next day and this is when most of the problems started.  During the trip home I flaked a bit on my back.  Once home I was able to sleep fine for the first couple of days.  After a few days I would wake up at 3am-4am routinely because my back was itchy.

By Saturday of the following week I decided it was time to go the hospital.  The doctor on duty said I had cellulits.  He prescribed Hydrocortisone, and some sort of antibiotic.  These didn’t seem to help, so @2 weeks after returning from the cruise I made an appointment to see my doctor.  He said the burns were bad, and prescribed me Silvadine, and told me to take Benadryl for the itch issue.

Moral of the story… If you can’t do it yourself, then don’t ask your wife to do it.

Taking Underwater Photos

On one of our last cruises that we went away on my little brother was with us.  He took some pictures while we were at Castaway Cay.  It was the first time that my wife, and I ever went snorkeling.  We are intending to go snorkeling again while we are on our cruise in April.  We have the need to find out which waterproof cameras are out there that are fairly cheap.  We would really like it if there was a camera that was “disposable.”  I don’t think I have the need for one of these much, so a one time use one is fine as far as I am concerned.