Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cozumel, Mexico

Our last stop on our cruise was Cozumel, Mexico. We decided to visit San Gervasio where we toured some Mayan Ruins. It was a super hot day so I would have preferred to spend the day in the water but I also learned a lot and was glad we toured the grounds. After our tour, we stopped at a beach club to catch some rays, drink some fruity island drinks, and relax. It was a welcome stop because Mexico was hot hot hot. Back in town we stopped at Senor Frogs. People were nuts, like, crazy nuts because it was our last shore stop and they knew they were just getting back on the boat. So you can just imagine what was going on. It was hilarious to watch. We had a great day in Mexico.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Grand Cayman and Stingrays!

Terrifying! I was terrified. Our next stop was in Grand Cayman which was absolutely gorgeous. I kept joking with my mom about going to get money out of our "offshore accounts" that we had in Grand Cayman. There are banks everywhere. I was excited for this day because I love to snorkel and the water in Grand Cayman is crystal clear. We chartered a boat and decided to swim and snorkel with the stingrays. I knew I would be nervous, which I was, and also scared. They are giant, floating things in the water that I KNOW were chasing me! People tried to tell me to just imagine them as cats. I HATE CATS! Regardless of my anxiety, I held one and even kissed it. It was slimy and gross and tried to eat my face but... a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do. Ha. We made a couple additional stops to snorkel and those pesky stingrays kept following me around. Let me snorkel in peace. All I could think about was The Crocodile Hunter, may he rest in peace. I love to snorkel but I prefer fish over stingray. It was a crazy experience and one I will never forget (and probably never do again). Back on the boat, we had a late lunch at Johnny Rockets. YUM! The waiters even came out and did a little dance for us which was hilarious. Before dinner we went to the Once Upon A Time show which was by far my favorite. The performers took fairytales and put modern music to it. Naturally, my favorite one was when Pinocchio came out and did N'Sync's No Strings Attached! It was also another formal night on the ship so it was fun to see everyone's fancy dresses. We took a picture with Antonio, the best waiter on the ship, before calling it a night in the casinos!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Falmouth, Jamaica

The next morning we arrived in Jamaica around 10 am and watched the ship maneuver its way into port. It is impressive. Our excursion for the morning was climbing the famous Dunns River Falls. We didn't really know what to expect but were excited because it was a beautiful day and we were ready for an adventure. We walked to the base of the falls, looked up, and my mom's eyes were really big! It was going to take us about 2 hours to climb this thing but thankfully, we had a really awesome guide who made the entire trip up the falls really fun. It was definitely one of my favorite things we did the entire trip. After the falls, we made stops at a pottery shop where we watched them make pottery from various stages. Then we headed up a mountain to find this vintage spice man on the side of the road... It was probably really sketchy but the sugar cane was delicious. :) Back on the boat we went to the ABBA show before dinner. Mom and Kris loved it, me, eh. Then we had a delicious dinner with some amazing desserts. During dinner, the waiters marched around and sang for everyone and we all whipped our napkins in the air. Very fun! We closed down the night with the piano bar and some mud slides.