Did I ever tell you about OUR FIRST TRIP TOGETHER?

When Mr Lifecruiser and I met each other, I hadn’t been out travel much. It had been my highest dream for a very long time in my life. Actually from I was a teenager. For several reasons I never had much chance to do it. So 2003 I decided that I should start to travel – before I met Mr Lifecruiser – luckily enough he turned out to be very fond of traveling too :-)

The very first trip we did together was a 48 hours cruise to Helsinki in Finland in February. I had been there as a child, but it was many years ago and it’s sure different being a grown up. There was a lot of nice things on that cruise ship going on. Several bars, restaurants and dance floors with different kind of music and entertainments. We started with an a la carte dinner that was absolutely delicious. A bit of a gourmet adventure.

I was a little bit nervous though, because they had said on the weather report that the weather should be pretty bad, but I had taken seasickness pills in advance. This is big ships and they don’t roll so easily in the waves, so I was not that worried, but to be sure I didn’t drank so much of the wine to the dinner.

After that we entered the dance floors and danced a lot, as much as we had energy too. It’s so fun to dance and Mr Lifecruiser is a very good dancer, so this sure was heaven. Sure, the dance floor moved a bit since the ship started to roll a bit in the waves, but there was no problem other than that.

There were also a amazing dance show in the middle of the night with different dance styles numbers and fantastic outfits. Really something to enjoy. The dancers were so skilled, they did manage to fend off the ships rolling, which had increased a little by now. After the dance show finished, we danced again, but this time the floor were really moving under our feet. It was like being drunk despite the fact that we hadn’t been drinking. We had to stop dancing, it was impossible and it was late too, so we headed for the cabin.

It had been the most wonderful and romantic evening, so already on the way there we started to kiss and ….. oooops ….*censorship* *lol*

Afterwards we noticed that we both got a little bit nauseous and we looked out the cabin window and saw the rough weather outside, it wasn’t just our cabin that was rocking ;-) It was snowing horisontally and it was VERY hard winds. Even this big ship was now rolling quite heavy in the sea. It turned into a very bad snow storm. I said something about how typical it was, as soon as I go some where…

We tried to ignore that we were nauseous and Mr Lifecruiser even succeeded to fall in sleep. Not I… Oh, my, so sick I felt… And that little cabin bathroom… Not a dream when it comes to being seasick in I can tell you! My god, so seasick have I never been in my whole life! There were I, on our romantic evening, vomiting my guts out and in… Cleaning up between and there were stuff coming out from both ends and it never ended! I didn’t know that you actually can have so much stuff in you!

Normally, women don’t like when men go to sleep right afterward (and he usually doesn’t :-) , but this time I was really really truly grateful that he did. I didn’t want him to be seasick too, how would it be possible to manage with this little bathroom? I didn’t want him to see me in this condition either – after all, we had only known each other for about two months then and this was suppose to be a romantic trip…

When the morning came and we arrived to Helsinki and we were ready to go out sightseeing in the town, I was a wreck. I hadn’t slept anything at all and my legs was shaking, but I had gone there to see Helsinki so I was determent to see it even if I would die on the mission… That’s how stubborn I am. *lol*

And to be honest, I might as well have died there, because every where we went, the streets were blocked with big signs that said: “Danger! Be aware of falling ice from the roofs!” And it was almost impossible to avoid going under roofs with long hanging icicles…

Do I need to tell you, that before we went home with the ship, the staff had to give me some strong seasickness medicine to take? And where? With a voice that practically drip of irony: Yes, it was very romantic to put on the plastic gloves and shuffle up the medicine through the backdoor. There, happy now when you know all the details? *lol*

Did I regret this trip? No, we did have a fantastic romantic and gourmet dinner, a lot of fun dancing etc. I just didn’t get to keep the dinner ;-)


18 Comments on “Monday Memories First trip”

    Shelli said:

    Oh my word. That sounds absolutely horrific. I cannot imagine. Yuck.

    viamarie said:

    Traveling out of my country is my long time dream. I have travelled a lot locally and I enjoyed every town or province I go to.

    A good choice for Monday Memories.

    Renee said:

    Wow. I’ve never been on a cruise before and your story doesn’t make me all that interested in one either. I’m glad that you at least had the first part be romantic.
    My memory is up too.

    Lifecruiser: Well, I guess it could be very pleasant if it isn’t a snowstorm… *lol*

    LadyBug Crossing said:

    Great story – now that many years have passed. Thanks for sharing!

    Kasia said:

    Don’t ever regret anything!!! Oh, Helsinki you’re saying…you’ve talked me into!:wink:

    The Shrone said:

    Pooky and I love to travel too. There is something about it that brings out the best in us.

    Uisce said:

    Good memories can have unpleasantness, I suppose!

    YellowRose said:

    Oh my, now that sounds like a very unpleasant cruise!! We were fortuante we didn’t get sick on the cruise we went on in April! If we had I would never go on another!!

    My MM is up!

    sharlet said:

    Once again, even though you were unwell during the trip, you still managed to be happy. :) That’s what I like about you, Mrs Lifecruiser. You always see the bright side of things.

    Mrs. Cranky Pants said:

    While I love to travel, I am now having second thoughts about ever going on a cruise.

    Ocean Lady said:

    You are one tough person. I don’t know if I could have moved after a night like that. I hate those kinds of medicines. Horrid. That is great that there was some good times in between the storm. :o )

    Norma said:

    A very funny memory–now. We’re going to Helsinki in July–no ice then, I hope.

    My MM is up.

    Lifecruiser: It should be lovely in July, not quite the same… *lol*

    Purple_Kangaroo said:

    Somehow it seems like all our trips are a combination of wonderful and miserable moments; I always just hope the wonderful ones win out in the end. Sounds like you had a lot of both that time!

    Kelly said:

    I love to travel! I love to travel over seas as well as here in the states. All the places I have been and I have never been on a cruise. My husband and I want to go on an Alaskan Cruise.

    You have some great memories, thanks for sharing!

    Lifecruiser: I guess the alaskan cruise is as beautiful as the famous Hurtigruten in Norway, which we would love to go on some day :-)

    skye said:

    Like you said, thank goodness for the blessing of him falling asleep…lol. It must’ve been hard trying to convince yourself to get back on that boat after being that sick. I know that I stopped going on smaller boats because of it. I’d probably talk myself into being sick just from the memories of the times I had.

    Mandy said:

    Oh no, that’s awful. Mind you, I wouldn’t like to go that far on a ship. I don’t mind a quick crossing if the weather’s good, but if there’s a hint of bad weather I’d rather not go at all.

    Mandy :)

    Lifecruiser: They just said on the news that Ginger is good against seasickness, bit I doubt that I will try it…. I rather not go, like you :-)

    claudie said:

    :cry: For a romantic trip!!! better to go there by plane! and sleeping at the hostel! :wink: But your lover was sleeping and dreaming about his princess and thought walking on the air ! :lol:

    claudie said:

    :cry: For a romantic trip!!! better to go there by plane! and sleeping at the hostel! :wink: But your lover was sleeping and dreaming about his princess and thought walking on the air ! :lol:

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