Thursday, February 19, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Day1-- We flew from SLC to LA. Found our 'Starship' and got the party started...
with a little relaxation around the pool--swimming, yoga and eating
the mandatory muster call
Nothings better than dinner with all the cousins in the fancy dining room
and ending the night with a little fun (and minor surgery) in the cabin with Jeff and Rae
Day2--Day at SeaWe spent this day doing more of the same--swimming, relaxing and eating
Ryan and Hadley in the hot tub
The sunsets were amazing on this backdrop!
We took a shuttle to Santa Maria Beach (closer to Cabo de San Jose) and had a great time shopping, getting tan, snorkeling and whale watching. But the highlight for Hadley were all the bees looking for a drink of our sugary pop. PTSD from our family pictures in the canyons. :)
waiting for our tender to take us in to Cabo San Lucas
Jack, Ryan, and Hadley
We had technical difficulties on this portion of the trip--my camera's battery died, Jack's camera (not battery) died but we did take a little video. I'm blaming the whole camera fiasco on the terrible joke that Gavin thought would be so funny...shaving his goatee and leaving a short little (mixture of Inspector Clouseau and Hitler) mustache.
We started off the day by taking a tour to the cathedral of the immaculate conception
Then we spent the rest of the day at this pool and beach
I know it is disappointing...but Gavin's moustache only made it 12 hours! Hallelujah!
Day5--Puerto VallartaWe separated from the group (ok so they left us) and went to Sea Life Park and saw a Dolphin and Sea Lion show and then the kids had the time of their life swimming with the dolphins. Then we had some fun on the water slides and lazy river.
Hadley going for a dolphin ride
Jack getting a big kiss from Apollo
Ryan's handshake with Apollo
Having fun on the water slides
We took a cab back into the city and had a yummy dinner at Los Arbolitos and then walked along 'El Malecon'--the boardwalk. Lots of good memories at this stop!
Dinner at Los Arbolitos
Hanging out with the fam up on the top deck
Days 6 & 7-- Out to SeaNot a lot of pics from these days. Luckily we found our chargers as we were packing to come home! We spent Day 6 out around the pool getting the last little bit of sun possible. But Day 7 is just one big motion-sickness blur. We spent most of the day in our rooms ordering room service and hoping to not throw it back up. The boat rocked all day long. It made it a lot easier to get off the boat and have excitement to return home. We were all so excited to get home and see Morgan, Griffin and Mia. We could see them watching for us from the window as we drove in the driveway. Morgan and Griffin were ecstatic and kept saying 'Welcome Home!' It took Mia about 15 minutes to decide if she was excited to see us again. And now she won't leave my side.
And of course I can't forget to thank my sweet mom (the day shift) and Mike and Jen Patch(the night shift) that watched the 3 little ones for us while we were out cruisin! I know from personal experience that that is not an easy task! Muchas Gracias!