Two years ago when we returned from our first Disney Cruise, we had two families who said if we ever went again, they wanted to come with us. Cruising with friends is the best way to go. When all the kids have a friend to hang out with, it's a dream vacation for everyone!
We also visited Blackbeard the Pirate's Castle but unfortunately it was closed that day!
The last stop was Castaway Cay -- Disney's private island. Our whole group hung out, swam and watched the kids play. A torrential downpour interrupted lunch, but ended quickly and soon it was beautiful again. A couple of hours later another downpour hit us, this time accompanied by thunder and lightning. We had to grab our stuff and run for cover and everyone headed back to the ship.
When the cruise ended (still makes me sad that it's over!) we visited Kennedy Space Center with two other good friends. We've been before but it's so inspiring and amazing to be standing in the place where man-made rockets actually fly into outer space. A common quote seen around the Space Center is "Failure is Not an Option." Love it!
We arrived home to Fall which is a wonderful welcome home present!