You know when you are feeling pretty and everyone is being nice to you and everything seems to be going your way?... Now imagine that for 7 straight days and add the most delicious food and non stop beautiful view!!!!! That was the cruise for me. It was just absolutely perfect.
Also... HUGE shout out of the Titas who took care of the kids for 10 days!!!!
We started the trip on March 3rd with our ceremonial pre-road-trip trip to Walmart. On top of having a awesome cruise to look forward to, I also got to go on a super fun road trip with with my best friend
First look at the ship! We were on the Carnival Miracle
Here we are enjoying our first meal! I (no lie) ate a hamburger and fries every day for lunch except two of the days at port when we were off the boat. So good!
Sitting with my awesome mother-in-law on her balcony. She spent a lot of time out here
These were two of our three waiters. Mark and Julie like having the same time for dinner every night because you get to know your waiters and these guys did not disappoint. They were hilarious super attentive and by the second night, they already knew our preferences with food etc.
Look at us all fancy
Port one: Cabo San Lucas!
The "Window to the Pacific" it connects both the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortes
Julianna and Aubri also got to do parasailing while we were there and they LOVED IT
"Ah ya ya ya ya I keep on hoping we'll eat cake by the ocean"
These are the docks in Mazatlan those white things in the corner are cars... hundreds and hundred of white Toyotas
Spencer and I spent the day zip-lining... it was such a blast! We had a small group of only 12 people so we really got to talk to everyone and enjoy it
They have a photographer going with you to take pictures as you zip-line so they do not allow personal photography. Originally we were going to buy the pictures but in the end we decided we were fine without them (although there were some really good ones)
All packed and waiting to get off
The drive was super fun for Spencer and I. We got to talk, listened to music and just enjoy each other's company. I was unpacking some stuff when I walked in the room and saw that Spencer had attempted a towel animal for me. It was just the sweetest most thoughtful thing... of course I took a picture.
So I realize this has been a crazy long post and if you are done with reading, now would be a good time to stop. I actually kept all the activity guides and circled everything we did on them so that I could remember and add it to the post. So here is a list of everything we did while on board the ship... this does not included the naps, laying out on the deck, exploring the ship or eating.... it is just the scheduled actives we took part in
- Mandatory Safety breifing
- Trivia: fact or fiction
- Trivia: Harry Potter (which I won)
- Trivia: Hunger Games (which I won)
- Comedy: Carl Strong
- Showtime: 88 keys
- Comedy: Larry Omaha
- Showtime: Getaway Island
- Mega Deck Party (in which I was actually in a conga line! both cliche and perfect!)
- Gender Showdown (which I won)
- Trivia: Movie Music Quiz
- The very hairy chest contests (we just watched this one)
- Beer Pong (just watched)
- Trivia: Guess that song
- Comedy: Ken Rogerson
- Showtime: 80's Pop to the Max
- Comedy: Lenny Schmidt (our favorite of the comedians)
- 80's Rock-n-glow Party
- Q and A-wesome with Chloe (and the selfie finals... which I won)
- Trivia: slogans (which I was just about to win when some suddenly got one more question than me... it was extremely fishy
- Showtime: Heart of Soul
- Dancing with Latidos
- Dr. Frankenstein's Nightclub (although we were only there for a little bit, it was really packed and not really our scene)
- Spencer also did the daily Sudoku puzzle every single day
BEST VACATION EVER!
PS the only thing I regret on this trip was not taking a picture of myself in my 80's outfit. I pulled from things I had actually packed and looked perfectly the part! I swear I was born in the wrong decade (although maybe being able to pull an 80's look from your suitcase may not be something to brag about)