We have been counting down to this vacation for 200+ days and when the time finally came it was wonderful! Just a warning in advance this post is going to be a picture overload-- consider yourself warned!
We were lucky enough to fly out of the Provo airport to Arizona where we were staying with Matt's uncle and his family for a few days before we started our long journey to Texas with some friends of ours via driving which means 17 long hours in a car. (What were we thinking?!?) It was a long drive, but it wasn't as miserable as we were expecting. We had a lot of long conversations, silly moments, mini sing along sessions, and pit stops/potty breaks. Eric and Brenley were a blast and we were glad to have someone to share the trip with.
|First day on the ship-- better believe |
we hit up the soft serve ice cream first!
|Shopping in Jamaica|
|Kind of blurry.. But fun!|
|Beautiful beach in Jamaica|
|Toes in the sand-- Wish we were back there!|
|"Jamaican Jerk" chicken, pork, and shrimp|
|Beautiful beach in Jamaica-- So pretty!|
|Beach in Jamaica again|
|Matt and Eric playing with the Jamaican guys|
|On the tender boat to Cayman Island|
|On our way to "Stingray City", Starfish cove, and a reef to snorkel|
|My cutie :)|
|He dove and got this one off the bottom of the ocean|
|Goofy snorkel gear.. I know |
|The ship in Cozumel|
The trip was so much fun and it was such a needed break for us. We hadn't taken more than a weekend get away since our honeymoon 2 years ago. I am so glad that we booked the trip when we did and that we went. I would most definitely go back on this same cruise, there was so much that we could have done but did not have the time at each of the ports.
A big thank you to my parents who "doggy sat" while we were gone. I know how big of a pain they can be and they didn't complain at all! (Mya has decided that she has to eat breakfast by 5:50 AM each morning-- high maintenance???)
Oh and how could I forget this.... I got my first EVER speeding ticket while driving through Texas. They say everything is bigger in Texas, and I guess that includes their speeding tickets... $250 dollars later... Yay me!
(Excuse the pictures at the end and the way they do not line up with the rest.. I cannot figure out how to fix them)