Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cruise 2009 - Part 1

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.

And finally, a photo of us at the swim up bar. I finally got my pina colada in a pretty glass.

This is just a photo post up until the end of our first day at port. I'll do separate posts for the next few days.

Until next time, smooches!


Jay said...

the thought of that sauce is making my mouth water. Either that or it's your husband doing it.

Anonymous said...

How fun! I love the water, but ah, I don't think denial would work for me. As much as I would love to take a cruise, I'm deathly afraid of being out in the middle of the ocean.
So glad you did it, looks like you guys had a great time.

C said...

great pictures! my fave is the last one of you 2 at the water bar... such a cute photo of you guys. should frame that one. the landscape is so beautiful. you are very blessed to have been able to go. so what was the water cave? could you actually swim into it?
hurry with the next btch of pictures.... i cant wait...


Anonymous said...

wait... did Jay just say he had the hots for J?

so adorable.

Tookie Tail said...

I love that last pic too. You should frame it seriously! I'm so glad you've overcome some fears and did the things you did. Who would have ever guessed you'd go snorkling when you hate the deep end of our pool at night for fear of JAWS!! heheheh
Love you!
Yo Momma! xoxo

The Other K Wick said...

Very cool. Glad you guys had a good time. Great pictures!!!

Kitty said...

Gorgeous photos Jill - really good to see pictorial reminders of your holiday.

Don't know if I'm the only one, but I've been having trouble getting your blog to load - it freezes and I can't leave a comment?

Will keep trying! x

Christie said...

If I didn't like you so damn much, I would hate you a lot. Two trips in such a short time? Oh well, when you have kids you'll consider going to Costco alone a vacation.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Christie. If I didn't like you, I'd hate you.

I need to move to the south so going to Mexico isn't such a huge deal. lol Canada just isn't the same kind of vacation, I don't think...

Roxrocks said...

I want to go somewhere toooooo!!!!

The pics are great! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Maki said...

I have never gone on a cruise although I used to embark people on it when I lived in Hawaii....

These photos look so much fun and it makes me want to go...

You look beautiful, by the way!

Lorelei said...

ok so I found your blog through Marbella Designs. As I was scrolling down through your posts, I see your cruise pics! I just went on this same cruise the first week of march! The Bead Cruise!

we have lots in common. I make jewelry too!

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