Sunday, March 21, 2010

Cruise Recap

We had a wonderful time on our cruise! I knew it was a good one when we left the ship and I wasn’t entirely sure of the day of the week or the date. In other words, it was a perfect escape from reality. And we had a great time with our family.
My favorite stop was Cozumel. It looked like paradise, and it had the ideal warm weather to match. The water was so pristinely blue that it almost looked like it had been dyed that way!
My family and I went on a tour in a glass-bottom boat. It was just like snorkeling, but without getting wet and all the effort. (Perfect for lazy tourists like me!) We saw a lot of neat fish and coral.
However, one person was noticeably absent from the excursion. In a sad twist of fate, Husband, who hasn’t had the flu in over 10 years and had gotten 2 flu shots this year while I had none, came down with a 24-hour bug that day. He missed the entire excursion and all of Cozumel. I felt bad leaving him on the ship. I almost wanted to lie when he asked how Cozumel was because I didn’t want to have to tell him, “It was gorgeous!”
So, unfortunately, while I was looking at this beautiful paradise,
Husband was looking at this: a stash of water, powerade, and medicine. Thankfully, Husband felt better the next day and was almost back to normal. Despite his brief bout of sickness, he had a great time, too.
There’s not enough space to say every single thing I loved about the trip, but a few of my favorite memories of the cruise are:
1) A kayaking tour that was fun, but wasn’t quite what we had imagined. (I have no pictures to show because I was too afraid that I’d drop my new digital camera in the water!)
2) The towels folded into animal shapes that we got in our room each night.
3) The food. I could write a whole post on this, and I probably will. We ate ourselves silly.
4) The birthday celebration for my dad.
5) Learning how to do the “Thriller” dance. 6) And most importantly, just relaxing and being able to hang out with our family. I’m sure I’ll have more to say about the cruise, but those are the highlights. In the meantime, I’ll be unpacking and wondering exactly why we had to come home.

14 comments:

MG said...

Sounds like a great trip!

brown eyed girl said...

Please do post about the food! :) I love the pictures - it looks like a gorgeous place and a wonderful time!

Expat Girl said...

Ohhh I'm jealous it sounds great!

Southern Belle said...

Looked like a fun, beautiful trip! I've always wanted to go on a cruise, just for the towel animals! ;)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I love how they do the towels! Glad you had a great time!

JG said...

How fun! Can't wait to hear more :)

nanny said...

So glad you had a good vacation....to bad hubby had a bad experience....no fun to be sick, esp. on vacation!

Kristie said...

The animal towels are a hoot. Did you get the flying monkey? A scream!

Blessings,
Kristie

GUAMtastic said...

Looks like a blast! Glad you had fun!!

Mira said...

pictures are great, give us more! I'm glad you had great time! :)

New Girl on Post said...

I'm with you on Cozumel. I loved it! It was the prettiest water I've EVER seen. When I read this blog I said to myself "Thank God" because when I went with my family the water was so beautiful I jokingly asked if they dyed it...and my parents have mocked me ever since. So I was glad you said the same thing!!!!

Amber said...

I've never been on a cruise but I've heard nothing but good things about them. Glad yours was a dream! I wouldn't have wanted to come back, either.

d.a.r. said...

Sounds like such a fun trip!!!

Adrienne said...

Looks like paradise! So glad you and your family had a nice time.