Tuesday, March 9, 2010

WE'RE BAAACK!!

We got back Sunday night after a great week on the ship. We had a fun time, good food, entertainment and activities and rest and sun. The seas were very calm or at least the ship didn't have much movement up or down or roll. We left Galveston, Texas on Sunday at 5 pm. Tuesday morning we were at Cozemel, Mexico. We had scheduled a three reef snorkeling boat trip and it was cancelled due to rough waves. We just hung out at a nice beach and swam and mom got carried away with the occasion and got a tattoo. I call her the gecko mama now. We sailed all night and got to the Grand Cayman Island the next morning. You can see the picture of the surf pounding the dock where the cruse ships normally docked. Yes the government closed all the water activities. I was so bummed. I have been waiting 15 years to get the Grand Cayman and swim with the stingrays. The dive shop I worked at in Orem put a trip together every summer and flew to the Caymans and did the stingray city dive and other dives around the island. So the closest I got to stingrays was the iron sculpture in the picture. The next morning we docked at Jamaca (Montego Bay). Got off the boat and the harbor master cancelled all water sports and so we didn't get to go snorkeling there either. Hung out at the beach and had lunch and did some shopping. Lot's of Bob Marley stuff for sale. Other than the snorkeling fiasco the trip was wonderful and mom liked it a lot and wants to go again.





8 comments:

Emily said...

Well bippity bip about the snorkeling and especially about the sting rays. Good thing mom wants to go again then. Isn't this supposed to be the real good weather time down there? Sounds like you made the best of it anyhow. Glad you had fun and it's good to have you back.

Glad I got to live to see my mom's first tattoo.

Cat said...

Welcome home, kids. Glad you had a good time reqardless of all the canceling of water activities. That sucks. Mom got a tatoo!! That's hilarious! Love you guys.

Haley said...

It's one of those non-permanent tattoos. Thank goodness. Glad you guys had fun!! Too bad about the snorkeling but glad you still got to relax and have fun!

Emily said...

Dude, that is not a real tattoo.

Cat said...

It's not a real tatoo? That's kinda lame.

Dan W said...

Dang on missing the rays and all the other rough water-related cancellations! You guys look great in the pix! Was wondering about how real that tattoo was and am only slightly glad it was temporary--would have been a real great story!

Hope you guys can go again soon!

(Now tell us about ALL THE FOOD!)

Matt said...

I think you guys should go again. Soon. Makes me really sad that you didn't get to swim with the Aquabats.

Haley said...

Hee hee aquabats.