Dewey is easily the hardest working person I know. He has not taken a vacation in two years, believe me he was more then due. So when we found out in December that we did well enough to qualify for our companies fully paid for (that's free to us woop-ee) cruise we were thrilled. OK I was more then thrilled and may have danced around the house for a solid week.
Luckily grandma and grandpa stepped in the watch the boys for the week we were gone. Grandpa also had our animals to take care of. (if you read an earlier post about our 23 animals you know its no easy task)The amazing Winnie also ran the office for us. Yep our boys the office, our animals they deserves sainthood. It was SO nice to be able to go away and know everything would be fine. We are so very thankful to dad and Winnie.
Now on to our amazing cruise.We did the Royal Caribbean Western Caribbean seven day cruise out of Galveston. We went with a wonderful group from different offices of Axiom, it was so fun getting to know everyone in a relaxed setting.
Our first stop was Cozumel, that's our ship on the right. I could not get over how huge it is
So happy to have my feet in a warm ocean. We rented a scooter and rode all around the island,stopping here there, taking our time and exploring everything.
Near the top of my favorite things, laying in a hammock on the beach drinking a fresh coconut drink.
Toes in the sand.....
Beach we stopped to play at.
We came across a Tequila making tour. I'm a nerd a just love tours showing how things are made/done.
For instance did you know Tequila can only be made in a few regions of Mexico. If the very same drink was made in say Arizona it could not be called Tequila. Who knew right :)
We also stopped and toured a Mayan ruin. We hired a guide to give us a deluxe tour of what is possibly Kolby's heritage. I loved it! Please see above nerd comment.
How many Iguanas can you see? We took a ton of pictures thinking the boys would think they were pretty cool. (we were right) They were everywhere, after I had stopped several times our guide said "we used to eat them where I grew up". Clearly she did not find them picture worthy :)
By the way there are five Iguanas in the picture.
People not iguanas
I LOVE the colors in these shots, they still don't look real to me.
How is this water so blue? This was in Grand Cayman, a beautiful white sandy beach island. We snorkeled and swam with Stingrays.
Our last stop was Jamaica, a lush green Island, that was just beautiful. We rode boards down a river, rapids and all to the ocean. Hopefully we have pictures coming of the water activities. My camera stayed safe and dry.
Our group stopped at a Jerk shack so everyone (NOT ME) could try the native food. I should say I did try something called "bammy" made from a root. It was the only thing without meat, not bad kind of like a thick pancake.
I know that going on a cruise is not everyone's thing. But I have to say that I LOVED IT!!!
I can see how people get hooked. I can't wait to go on another. Maybe a Disney cruise with the boys.....