We talked about a return trip to our favorite beach - Tybee Island and also mentioned just staying around the house. We have been to San Antonio this year and back to Savannah and Tybee Island. We had found a condo on the beach in Tybee Island to rent, but Hurricane Earl was headed that way. That made us a little nervous about planning a week there.
On a whim, I check a couple of internet travel sites for last minute deals. One showed a cruise out of New Orleans the week we were off at what sounded like a too good to be true deal. I headed on over to the actual Carnival Cruise site and found it was legit. After a quick call to Carnival to verify no hidden charges the plan was on to talk my husband into a cruise.
We have debated for years if we would like a cruise. We decided for the price we really couldn't go wrong - unless we both got sea sick. Just like that within 7 days of leaving port we booked a cruise. Luckily we both had passports - that made traveling at the last minute so much easier.
The only really scary part was the first morning in New Orleans. More about that later.