Is traveling by train for me? This has been a burning question in my mind for a long time. I’d never really been on a train before and I wondered about the experience. In the movies, trains always seemed so romantic in an old-fashioned sort of way. And murderous. Lots of murders happening on trains or around trains in movies.
I’m a worrier by nature. I worry about a lot of things for a lot of different reasons. In an effort to control my worrying, I plan. I often plan and develop strategies to deal with stressful situations that may (or may not) pop up. Or I may plan in order to prevent stressful situations from arising. Either way, it’s all about managing my anxiety levels.
Ok, let me just start off by saying I am not being paid to write this review. I know it may seem like it with all the doting I’m getting ready to do but trust me. I’m not a paid shill for Gaylord. I just really, really enjoyed my experience. In fact, it’s one of the best hotel experiences I’ve ever had.
When I went on my first cruise back in 2013 and again in 2015, my co-worker declared that I was turning into one of “those people”. By “those people”, she meant folks who spend the majority of their vacation dollars on cruises. She was stereotyping me and all the people who love to sail the high seas, giving us a distinct set of characteristics that, in her mind, made us seem like a cult.