Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Caribbean Cruise

{ sorry for the picture overload.....this is for journaling sake} In June, I went on a cruise to the Caribbean with 3 of my friends. We had SO. MUCH. FUN. Haiti, Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Loved every minute. The extra weight gain...not so much!
The first two days were at sea. We had a blast roaming the ship, eating a LOT, playing Name That Tune in the Schooner Bar, swimming, napping, and lots more! Our first stop was Labadee, Haiti. It's a private island that Royal Caribbean owns. We signed up for ziplining. The world's longest zipline ever! It was beautiful! And, disclaimer.....all drinks were non alcoholic. :)
The next stop was Jamaica! Most definately my favorite place! We spent the day at a private resort with a private beach! It was so beautiful! The water was so clear and warm and it was amazing. We had great food, lots of cold drinks, and the softest sand under our feet!
Grand Cayman was our next stop. It was so HOT. But, it was beautiful and the whitest sand I've ever seen. We got lounge chairs on the beach, swam, ate, and shopped. Jen spotted a KFC on our way to Tiki Beach. Even on vacation, she was still thinking business! Susie took a picture of her feet. Her nails totally matched the water. We had fun but we were ready to get back on the boat and chill! I can't wait to go back and swim with the sting rays. I think I can talk my friends into it.
That night on the ship.....it was rainy and overcast. We went out on the top deck to check out the rock climbing wall and wave rider. It was a little creepy to be in the middle of nowhere with a storm coming.
I'm pretty sure that this was the dessert that we all got 2 of! Chocolate Molten Cake. Sinful.
Our last and final stop was in Cozumel, Mexico. Can you see how beautiful this water is? We went shopping at this local market right off the ship. We got some cool things! Susie and Jen were making all sorts of deals on silver jewelry. It was hilarious!
We then sailed for the last 2 days back to Florida. We went to the spa, walked the track, watched an outdoor movie, and started to pack up. We played a country music trivia and our group won!! Well, we tied another group. So, the tie breaker was rock paper scissors. We didn't win that. But, I'm still counting that as a win.
Our waiters were so sweet. They honestly were probably sick of us by the end of the trip. All those diet cokes. Savory bites and extra desserts. Well, that's what they get paid for right?
Thanks so much guys for a great trip! We always have so much fun traveling together! Can't wait to plan the next trip!