Friday, January 25, 2013

San Miguel de Cozumel

Our final port of call was Cozumel and it was by far our favorite! The water was a deep turquoise blue color that was out of this world beautiful!

We went on a snorkeling excursion.

We had never been on a catamaran!

Pake's waterproof camera caught this picture of this crazy chic... I have no idea who she is!  lol

Kerry Don's mustache and snorkeling don't really jive, just saying!

Tater Jack underwater... Pake's camera is so cool!  He did a great job taking pictures!

If you've never snorkeled, you should!

Then, they took us to this beach!

The boys had fun on the toys! 


Tater climbing!

And of course Tater got in on the dancing on our return trip!

Then, it was time to get back on the boat!

This shot shows the size of these boats!
On our trip home, Kerry Don and I finally found the front of the boat.  This picture doesn't do it justice, but I thought I was on Titanic for a minute! 
Our cruise will probably go down in the books as one of our favorite vacations! 
It was fun Carnival Triumph... until next time!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Yucatan Progresso Mexico

Our first port of call was Yucatan Progresso. 
We got on a bus and went about 30 minutes out to some Mayan Ruins.
It was a very interesting and education tour.

There are many Mayan ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. 
This is the name of where we went.  Can you say it?  Nope I can't either ;)

Our tour guide. Alejandro, talking to Tater Jack.

Climbing to the top!
Mr. Pake at the top!

The Temple of the Seven Dolls

We got our exercise!
At the top!

Then, the boys cooled off in this cenote or natural spring. 

Mr Pake jumping in!

Can you believe how beautiful and clear the water is?

Another view of the whole cenote.

Then our guide took us to a beach!  The boys tried out the kayaks.

You just can't beat hanging out on a sandy beach!

Tate was brave and held the iguana!

I was brave and tried out the fresh coconut juice.
We saw a baby jarguarundi. 

The shopping was great! 
I just love all of the bright colors!

Then it was time to get back on the boat and sail on!

Sailing Away

So we sailed out of Galveston on our first cruise!  It was sorta cool. 
Ok ok so it was like real cool, in fact it was totally awesome!
When we first got on the boat, we had to check out everything!

We sailed out on New Years Eve it was chilly and humid!

Of course the guys were in awe of all of this John Deere equipment that would be shipped out! 
 Kerry Don says, "Now Tandy get a picture of that!"  ;)

The boys couldn't wait to try out the slide!

Before long it was sunny and warm! 

Dinner time!

The dining room was deliciouso ;)

Our waiters even danced for us!

One night Kerry Don had frog legs... actually I did too!  They were pretty tasty!

Tater is alittle fruity!

This is a shot of the main atrium! 
Needless to say, this country girl was in awe of everything! 

The boys loved the chocolate fountain!

Desserts!  Pake and I are all about the dessert!

Just a shot of the boat! 

Love me some crab cakes!

Steak baby!

A comedy show!

The shows were great!  Broadway, dancing, comedians and magic!

I wish I could share pictures of the shows but no cameras were allowed!

Pool party time!  Very entertaining!

Love seeing my boys dressed up in khakis!

Meet Mark, he was our favorite waiter! 
So these are just a few pictures of our time on the boat! 
Stay tuned I'll be telling y'all about our ports of call and our excursions! 
And by the way, Happy 2013 y'all!