Before I bombard you with cruise photos, I'll try to answer some of the questions I forsee coming my way in the comments section:
Costa Maya, Santo Tomas, Belize City and Cozumel
Not too small
Two bed pushed together
No, not as good as Louisiana food
If I missed any of your questions, ask away. :)
Our cruise ship, the Norweigan Spirit.
A shot of us leaving New Orleans.
The front pool of the ship. It was the kid's pool and was sort of pirate themed.
I wore my hair like this for Krystal and Kevin's wedding. *snort*
This was a photo from inside our cabin, Baber sitting in our lil window. It was nice to wake up naturally every day to the sunlight. And to be honest, a little freaky at night when all you could see was the waves crashing against the boat. One word: denial. It will get you through most anything.
Our first stop: Costa Maya. We had a few minutes to kill before our Jungle Beach Break excursion, so this is J with his first cervesa. I had a pina colada of course.
I'm bouncing around a bit here: this photo is right as we're docking in Guatamala. We rode horses here in Santo Tomas, photos further down.
Costa Maya: J and his pop on the paddle boat. You can tell when you are getting older when things like paddleboating with your father is no longer embarrassing. Aren't they cute?
J and I on the beach. I know the photo is kinda dark, but we don't have a lot of shots of me and him together. And I kind of prefer myself in the shadows...
Photo taken off the lil shuttleboat on our way to a resort in Santo Tomas. These boats pretty much fly through the water, which I have serious anxiety about. (Boats and water.) Again, denial will get you through it.
My J on horseback. He makes it look easy, doesn't he?
Me and J in Santo Tomas on our stupid horses with our stupid helmets on in the stupid heat with my stupid jeans on. They told us this was a horseback adventure tour of the resort on trails. The excursion description should have read: Brave souls! Test your patience and fears! Come ride in the boiling heat on a dumbass trained horse who will not listen to you, all the while melting away underneath your non-ventilated helmet along muddy paths that will give you the ride of your life! Will the horse slip and fall? Who knows! But be careful - these horses like to cram together and put their noses in each others' butts, so its highly likely either you or your horse will get kicked or do the bucking.
*stare* I'm not bitter. Not. At. All.
After the ride, we got to relax at the resort. This is the beautiful entrance.
This was a swim up bar made out of a tree right in front of our chairs. They actually installed lights in the tree branches. So freaking cool.
And the watercave - can you see the skull?
Now this is relaxing! Check out the beautiful view behind us of the beach.
If you look closely, you can see the obnoxiously large Guatemalan (sp?) warrior spiders which were chilling right above our chairs. Lovely. Can't get any more authentic than this.
We had nachos with black beans and guacamole for lunch. Here, they called Diet Coke, "Light Coke" and you got a weird look if you asked for Diet Coke. They knew what cervesa was though! Anyway, here is some seriously hot sauce - we brought some home with us! J plans on daring his friends to taste some. Habanero. No, NO.