Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Years Cruise

Well I am sure there is a clever cruise saying but once you do it you want to do it again. This time we sailed from Mobile, Alabama and had stops in Progresso and Cozumel. We had a good time. The older 3 made some fun friends and Jon claims to have met his future wife!

Progresso Mexico just walking the beach shops

Progresso was crazy warm. It stank soooo bad. Our captian had joked that the weather for Progresso was going to be partly cloudy or partly sunny lol. It wasn't even partly cloud. We walked around for a bit before we jumped on a bus and headed to some Myan ruins.

The kids minus Kelsey. That girl is in no photos.

Jon on the steps

Steep steps

The sink hole you could swim in. It was crazy cold and it had little fish that would nibble your feet!

Jon getting eaten by the crocodile in Cozumel

Joshua is getting eaten by a crocodile.

A quick cruise tip. Do not buy an excursion on the ship. They are crazy over priced. We just got off the boat and found a guy pimping rental cars and asked him about beach fun and he suggested Paradise Beach so a $26 taxi drive later and we were on the beach. We paid $2 for chairs with umbrellas and $12 for access to everything. They had kayaks, snorkle gear, water trampolines, rock climbing, pools etc. We just paid for the kids. Same exact trip through Carnival was $40 for adults and $36 for kids. Crazy.

Paradise Beach Cozumel
It was fantastic. So warm! So blue!

Jon and Alison spent all day out playing in the water. Josh and Kelsey spent their time in the pool and at the beach collecting shells.

Pool Area

My favorite thing about Carnival is the animals, chocolates, and turn down service you get after a fun day. When we got home I was so sad no one was around to clean my room and leave me an activity schedule for the next day!

This was our great waiter Ktut. Joshua loved him!

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