Comic Con Cruise!

 

While I was away from the airline industry for two years, there were three things I missed:

Observing people.
Everyday CAN be a new adventure.
Travel. Travel. Travel.

One of the awesome benefits we have as airline employees are “interline” discounts. Airline employees enjoy steep discounts at hotels, resorts and on cruise ships— particularly in the off seasons or during special times/cruises when there is a large amount of availability.

In January of 2017, I received an email offering a crazy cheap price on a “charter” cruise out of Tampa. It was only a 4-night cruise, much shorter than I’m used to. And it promised special entertainment. For the price, we decided to go.

Turns out, it was the first Comic Con at Sea. The cast of Stranger Things was on board. There were comic book writers and artists, a cosplay contest and a “Gotham City” ball. Heck, there was even a burlesque show! To say it wasn’t your normal cruise would be an understatement.

Everywhere I turned on the ship, there was Batman, Spider-man, Superman, Wonder Woman… even Gilligan from Gilligan’s Island! It truly was fun to see all of these people getting into the Comic Con spirit on a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico.

The primary reason this cruise will always stick out in my memory, though: how incredibly nice all of our fellow passengers were. The comic con fans themselves were all interesting to talk to— and more than happy to dive into deep conversations about their favorite pop culture addiction.

Then there were the airline employees that were taking advantage of the special discount. We all work very hard (when we actually do work) and then we also play hard when we have time off. All in all, this short cruise was one of the best I’ve been on… and I’ll have more charter cruises to discuss in the future!

As always, your support is appreciated…. and so are your purchases of my books, which you can find on Amazon at my author page!

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Bucket List Photo Challenge: Day 196.

Day 196 of my Bucket List Photo Challenge!

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I’ve never been so hot IN MY LIFE! This was a photo taken while sailing through the Suez Canal. Big ship in the middle of the desert. It was cool to see, but you gotta stand the sweltering temperatures.

Let’s call this photo SWELTERING and knock that word off the list!

Here is the complete list for the month of July:

  • Firework
  • Snap
  • Pop
  • Crackle
  • Laughing
  • Craziness
  • Golf
  • Fruit
  • Unique
  • Young
  • Five
  • Flag
  • Red, White, Blue
  • Americana
  • Celebration
  • Family
  • Sweltering
  • Cooling
  • Scrumptious
  • Insanely
  • Parade
  • Wholesome
  • On-a-Limb
  • Start
  • Picnic
  • Wine
  • Wacky
  • Spinning
  • Delightful
  • Dirty
  • Wood

July Photo List

Remember, let me know here if you’re doing a Bucket List Photo Challenge in 2013. And upload your photo to Twitter using #BucketListPhotoChallenge

Please let me know if you’re participating so I can give you a shout-out here!

Thanks for visiting this blog! As you see, it is not supported by advertising. If you would like to personally support this blog and its authors, here is what you can do:

1. Go pick up a copy of Pete the Popcorn at Amazon! Pete the Popcorn was our first book, nationally recognized as a perfectly subtle anti-bullying message for youngsters. You can LIKE Pete on Facebook by visiting www.Facebook.com/PeteThePopcorn. And you’ll find all sortz of information like videos, photos and school visit PDF files at www.PeteThePopcorn.com.

2. Support the worldwide marketing push for our brand new book, First Photo of The Royal Baby! This cute story contains an important lesson for children: a simple smile breaks all language barriers. The book is our opportunity to spread our messages to a new worldwide audience— and it can happen with your help! Visit the Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/RoyalBabyPhoto.

3. Treat yourself to our popular book Casey and Callie Cupcake! This Frosted Fable About Being Fantastic Just The Way You Are teaches children to accept themselves and their friends for the person they are on the inside! Keep track of our new cupcake book offerings on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CupcakeBook!

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Bucket List Photo Challenge: Day 181.

Day 181 of my Bucket List Photo Challenge!

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I was stumped on the word shoes. I don’t like shoes. I prefer not to wear them, actually. A sandal that can be kicked off will do me just fine.

Then, I thought of this photo… there was surely a shoe involved. But you just can’t see that much of it!

ANOTHER MONTH DOWN! HALFWAY THERE!

Let’s call this photo SHOES and knock that word off the list!

Here is the complete list for the month of June:

  • Sky
  • Handwriting
  • Skyline
  • Cheese
  • Shadow
  • Early
  • Summertime
  • Bedhead
  • Water
  • Silly
  • Toy
  • Event
  • Tiny
  • Event
  • Hot
  • Totally
  • Out
  • Imperfect
  • Thinking
  • Books
  • Decorate
  • Angle
  • Door
  • View
  • Soft
  • Shopping
  • Citrus
  • Sunny
  • Self
  • Shoes
  • Home

June Word List

Remember, let me know here if you’re doing a Bucket List Photo Challenge in 2013. And upload your photo to Twitter using #BucketListPhotoChallenge

Please let me know if you’re participating so I can give you a shout-out here!

Thanks for visiting this blog! As you see, it is not supported by advertising. If you would like to personally support this blog and its authors, here is what you can do:

1. Go pick up a copy of Pete the Popcorn at Amazon! Pete the Popcorn was our first book, nationally recognized as a perfectly subtle anti-bullying message for youngsters. You can LIKE Pete on Facebook by visiting www.Facebook.com/PeteThePopcorn. And you’ll find all sortz of information like videos, photos and school visit PDF files at www.PeteThePopcorn.com.

2. Support the worldwide marketing push for our brand new book, First Photo of The Royal Baby! This cute story contains an important lesson for children: a simple smile breaks all language barriers. The book is our opportunity to spread our messages to a new worldwide audience— and it can happen with your help! Visit the Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/RoyalBabyPhoto.

3. Treat yourself to our popular book Casey and Callie Cupcake! This Frosted Fable About Being Fantastic Just The Way You Are teaches children to accept themselves and their friends for the person they are on the inside! Keep track of our new cupcake book offerings on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CupcakeBook!

Thanks for all your support! If you want to help out in other ways, please contact us!