Myrtle Beach Real Estate by Mirela

It's Thursday And I Haven't Booked My Cruise Yet...




For the past several years me and my daughter have gone on a cruise during spring break.  This will be the first year that we're not going. 



She is turning 15 soon and wants to go to the beach here at home and be with her friends.  I can't say that I blame her; our beaches are the best and the weather is so beautiful now.


Still...  I need a vacation!




 I want to take a break.  If I stay here, they'll know where to get me...  and I'll end up working.  I like it when I'm on a ship!  I usually tell everyone that I am in the middle of the ocean, so there will be no communication.  Yes, I know, they have e-mail and Internet on the ship and I can even text and use the phone if I am willing to pay $$$ per minute...









I still want to take a vacation.   Perhaps we can just go by car 4-8 hours away.  I thought about taking my daughter and her girlfriends to Washington DC.  They want to see the Holocaust museum.  I love seeing all the art there and the Museum of Natural History. 









Maybe I'll take a cruise in May.  There is a nice ship leaving from Charleston.   There is something so wonderful about being in the middle of the ocean.  I always take a balcony room and sleep with my window open.  The negative ions in the middle of the ocean are so nurturing.  I am always so refreshed after a cruise.  I spend all my time outdoors.  They have jogging trails, pools, tennis courts, ice skating rink, basketball courts, miniature golf, rock climbing.  One of the boats I've been on, Navigator of the Seas, even had a rollerblading track (yes, I did bring my Rollerblades and went around the track many times...)

Last spring we took Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas.  It was a beautiful ship, but smaller than my absolute favorite - Navigator of the Seas.  If you ever take Navigator, be sure to check out the Salsa Nightclub.  It's so full of life and the live band is so amazing.  All the Latinos converge there and the salsa dancing reigns supreme.  I fell in love with salsa dancing on Navigator of the Seas.  I can shake with the best of them...


I really should have booked that cruise....



Your Myrtle Beach Real Estate Connection, Mirela Monte


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Comment balloon 11 commentsMirela Monte • March 20 2008 10:21PM


Aw, I feel bad that you're not going on your trip Mirela. Definitely book something for yourself, you need that time to rejuvenate. Even a weekend away helps.
Posted by Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369 (Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management) over 12 years ago
P.S.- Great photo's!
Posted by Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369 (Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management) over 12 years ago

Mirela - I hope that where ever you go and when ever you go there, the time you spend on vacation is all you wnat it to be.  Debbie is right, your family pictures are wonderful.

PS - the Holocaust museum is on my 'to go to' list, too.

Posted by Nancy Brenner, Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent (Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc.) over 12 years ago

Thank you Debbie!  Thank you Nancy! 

The weather here in Myrtle Beach is so beautiful right now, I might just rent an oceanfront condo and just "vegge" on the beach. 

The wonderful thing about me and travel is that I am spontaneous.  I might be in Europe tomorrow; you just never know with me.  I get the "bug" and then I go.  No great plans, just "full adventure ahead"!  My kids hate it.  They are so structured and like to plan EVERYTHING.  How does that happen?  Bohemian mom raises two extraordinarily structured kids who love RULES?!?  Go figure....  They always swing way on the other side of the parent...

Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) over 12 years ago

Mirela...I love the photo of your daughter leaning over the railing.  That is one to treasure.

We've had such a mild winter that here we are almost at the end of March and I never had the need to get away someplace warm.  I usually do although I went to Antarctica a couple of years ago in January.

The one spot I may be tempted to go is Bermuda.  I haven't been there yet, it's not too far, and I've thought about it off and on for years.  This spring may be the perfect time.

The oceanfront condo sounds like a perfect solution for you.  Leave the cell phone home and don't take your laptop.   You can always call the office if you want to.

Have fun and soak in the sunshine.


P.S.  Like you, we get a room with a balcony and leave the doors wide open.  There's nothing like falling asleep to the sounds of the waves as the ship moves through the water.

Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) over 12 years ago
enjoy those trips while you can, all too soon they don't want to travel with mom anymore - then once they get into their mid or late 20's, we become cool again -
Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 12 years ago

Right you are Barbara-Jo!  She already is not too excited about going... 

The trip through Europe I took with my son about three years ago, when he was 21 was the BEST!  We had such a great time together.  I will blog about that in the future.


Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) over 12 years ago
"Shake it my friend"!  I love to dance and will have to checkout Salsa dancing.  I am Hispanic and it is in my blood!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) about 12 years ago
Hello Mirela!! What a great post! I certainly hope that you can plan a get-away soon, they can be all it takes to refresh us! Have a wonderful day, and thank you for your call today! Nyana
Posted by Barbara Kehl, Yuma Arizona Real Estate (Barbara Kehl Realty) about 12 years ago

Hello Mirela-

My daughter is 12 today! She is a traveler. I will take that girl anywhere. Never whines or complains,a real trooper! In fact I have a story about her in an airport that I will share here sometime. Anyhow, I was hoping with my last closing I would book a 7 day Mexican cruise as I have been studing Spanish for over a year. Well some other things came up (new transmission in my vehicle, ect.) So our trip has been postponed. But we will get away soon, and I will book that cruise!!

Posted by Lori Franks, Brookings, Oregon (Real Estate Consultant) about 12 years ago
You have a beutiful family Mirela! Thanks for sharing!! I think you should take that cruise anyway ~ even if it is just a quick fix! You deserve it. We all work so much better when we are refreshed! How about a 'working" (not really) vacation to the Bahamas? Look at a nice ocean front condo and then its a write :)  Just a hop skip and a jump from you isn't it?
Posted by Nancy Kent, RE/MAX Hill & Valley, Western Mass (RE/MAX Hill & Valley) about 12 years ago