2019 Begins!



WELCOME TO 2019!!!!!

It is hard to believe that we’re here already.  So much has changed in 2018, it was like a speeding freight train, and I was just along for the ride.

I had a major post to make before 2018 was out, but I never quite found the time to do it, so I’ll start off the New Year with a recap of the … uh… old year?

Many years ago, a friend of mine told me about the delights and affordability of taking a cruise.  I always loved adventure, exploring, and visiting new places, so I very much wanted to take a cruise for myself.  As it was, the times in my past life did not lead me to ever taking such a trip.

However, when my new boyfriend brought up the idea (not knowing I wanted to take one) of going on a Bahamas Cruise, I  was on board (haha, pardon the pun….)

In November of 2018, we took a trip to the Bahamas, but in true fashion to my preference, we went everywhere else we could manage to go before the cruise!

We spent a few days having another jam-packed sight-seeing tour of Florida before we ever ended up in the Miami Port.

We visited Disney Springs, Orlando and shopped and did a virtual reality Star Wars experience, which was incredible.   We ate yummy food and saw some really amazing things, like the inside ceiling of the Planet Hollywood there.  Holy cow!!!  We also went to the Titanic Museum in Orlando.



Then, we took a drive out to Cape Canaveral and stayed overnight.  We stayed in Cocoa Beach, and we knew ahead of time that there was a rocket launch scheduled to happen.  Conveniently enough, the launch was on the day we had already planned and purchased tickets to go actually see Kennedy Space Center.  It was really a bit of luck that there just happened to be a rocket launch.  We did plan to go the day before, but when the date of the launch was finally announced, we simply flip-flopped (hahaha, oh those puns…) our visit dates around.

Cocoa Beach was beautiful, and the water was lovely.  And then…. oh yes… the rocket launch.

11-15-18 Cocoa Beach 14


Meet the Space X Falcon 9 rocket.  WOW!  What an incredible sight this was!  To experience this was truly a once in a lifetime thing for us!  We managed to get a last-minute front row spot just about 20 minutes before it went up.  The countdown was as exciting as counting down to the New Year (and we weren’t asleep for it, lol!)

The smoke was incredible, and the feel and sound of that rocket going up and crackling through the sky was simply mesmerizing.

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After the rocket launch, there was just one thing left to do… get to Miami and get on a gigantic cruise ship.


It was like a dream  The weather was perfect, the ocean was perfect, the ship was perfect.

The sea sickness was not, however.  While cruising isn’t probably going to be something we will repeat, we did have fun.

When we got to the Bahamas, we saw post-cardesque waters and stunning beauty of the palm trees and white sands.


We visited the Atlantis Resort, and fell in love.  We definitely will put a full-on stay at Atlantis on our bucket list.


But all that is just small in comparison to what else happened on the cruise…..


Yes, you saw that right!  I’m officially engaged!

Needless to say, 2018 ended with a BANG!  And here we are at the start of 2019, and yes… we have wedding plans already well under way (and I have a gorgeous wedding gown)!

I know 2019 will bring many good things for us, and I hope it brings you the best as well.  May you and your horses be happy and good through this beautiful New Year.

Till Next time!












About kshai1715

I am a lifelong equestrian, photography enthusiast, sci-fi lover, and sci-fi convention & costuming geek that also loves movies and video games. I am a hard working 30 something woman that survived cancer and am looking forward to a long, healthy, self-empowered life. Welcome to my blog and I hope you enjoy reading about my horses (and the rest of my life) as much as I like writing about them.
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2 Responses to 2019 Begins!

  1. Lana says:

    Congratulations Amanda! I am so happy for you!

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