Wednesday, August 11, 2010

We're back!!!

Did you think we fell off the face of the earth?

We've been gone on vacation (and a few days recovering from being gone on vacation.)

We went on a cruise to Progresso and Cozumel. It was wonderful!!!

Addison started the vacation the same way she starts all of our vacations.

We left out of Galveston on Monday, and since that's several hours away from us, we drove over on Sunday and spent the night at the Tremont Hotel.

It was a really nice place and the kids enjoyed relaxing the night away.

We got up the next morning and met the rest of our party for breakfast before heading over to the ship. We actually had VIP passes so were able to board quickly.

The rooms (which were wonderful) weren't ready for us at that point so we headed off to do one of the most important things that you can do on a ship.


Later in our room.....

We were on this vacation to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary that happens later this month. I hope that they enjoyed the trip as much as we did.

We saw a lot of beautiful sights.




Exotic fruit

And, we stumbled on a photo shoot for some hot male model. Woohoo!!

The guy from the Six Flags commercials

Just kidding.

It's our friend Steve.

But he does look like the guy in the commercials

Here he is with his wife Celia.

We stopped in Progresso where we headed shopping and out to the beach.

(Can you see the stud-muffin in the background with his shirt pulled up? I didn't even notice that when I was taking the picture but it makes it all worth while, right?)

After shopping, we got on the bus to head back to the dock.

You can't tell how miserable this bus ride was from the picture. Actually, when I took the picture it wasn't a bus 'ride' yet. It was a bus wait. They wouldn't leave until the bus was full, and if you were 'lucky' enough to arrive early, you had to sit on the bus and wait. Oh, and it was about 190 degrees outside (only a slight exaggeration), the bus was not air conditioned, only some of the windows could still be opened, and there was no breeze to be found. Can you tell that we were some of the lucky ones that arrived before the bus was full?

But, on the bright side, we made it back to the ship most likely a few pounds lighter from our time in the traveling spa. (That's probably how they should advertise the bus, don't you think?)

The next day we stopped in Cozumel and did more shopping and sight seeing.

All of the walking has been hard on Abigail's feet.
But after a pedicure, she was able to find a new boyfriend.

I did have one concern though.

We bought the kids the cards for unlimited soft drinks (we knew that would be less expensive in the long run), but they have to get their drinks at the bar.

Isn't that teaching them a little something I may not want them to know?

Here are Addison and Wyatt at the bar ordering their drinks.
See what I mean?

Maybe Wyatt's had too many?
Or maybe they learned it from me?

After a few nights, though, nobody would sit with poor little Wyatt.

Just kidding, we were the first ones to the table.

And, as you can imagine, we were all exhausted by the time we got back home.

Overall it was a wonderful vacation and I wish we were still on it!!

Unfortunately, while we were gone someone did this to our mailbox.

1 comment:

Beth said...

Wow! That looks like an amazing trip! So jealous-- glad you guys had fun and congratulations to your parents.