Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Our Cruise

We just returned from our cruise to cabo. We had been planning this trip for so long, it's hard
to believe that it's over. We went with most of Brent's siblings and his mom. We had a great time. The weather could have been better, but we had fun despite that. This is a picture from the top of the boat.

Our first night on the boat we did a little karoake. We had a blast. We'll never let mom forget her rendition of "funkytown."
In this picture the words weren't working to Shania Twains "any man of mine." The lady spent the whole time trying to get the words to show up, but I have to say we did pretty well without them.
We spent some time on the boat doing this...soaking in whatever sun we could find.
This is a picture of us leaving Cabo. We had a great day in Cabo. The weather was perfect! We started the morning shopping at the flea markets. After lunch we split up and half of us went to lover's beach to go snorkeling, the other half went to another beach to go parasailing. I went with the parasailing group. I had been parasailing before, so I was happy to find a lounge chair and relax. Brent LOVED parasailing! We swam a bit in the ocean, played frisbee and just enjoyed the great weather.

The boys had a great time playing ping pong. We also spent our time on the boat playing basketball, eating, mini golf (very windy though), eating, going to vegas style shows, eating, playing cards, and eating. I have to say my favorite thing was playing cards with everyone. I also splurged on a way overpriced spa treatment. It was heavenly! One night our "show" was a hypnotist. So Blayre, Logan and myself all went up to give it a try. We were all unsuccessful. Although Logan tried to fake it longer than Blayre and I. We were the only two, out of 10 people to return to our seats. We had a great time laughing at Logan though. (They didn't allow us to take pictures of the shows.)
This was Brents favorite thing we did the whole trip. In ensenda we rented ATV's. They let you ride on the roads with them their. It was pretty funny to see a caravan of 5 ATV's zooming down the road. We found some cool sand dunes at the beach and the boys were in heaven.
This is a restaurant that was recommended by a local. It was a bit of an adventure trying to find it, but it was well worth the wait. The service and food were great.
The boys dropped Julia, Mom and I off at the boat, Annie and Sara went shopping and the boys and blayre took off on the ATV's. Brent somehow wound up on the highway (no one else was crazy enough to follow.:) But he turned around quickly and they found their way up to the top of a hill where they had a great view of Ensenada.
This is our waiter Santama and his wife. They served us our meal every night. They were from Indonesia (i hope i got that right) and had an 18 month old at home, while they worked on the ship for months at a time. They were so nice and our meal together every night was something I looked forward to. Not necessarily the food, but the company.
I just noticed that I had the same sweatshirt on in every single picture. I didn't even bring a coat, thinking it would be hot, so I ended up wearing the same thing most of the trip.

I found myself a little sick the last day or two of the trip. I wore a seasickness patch, but it didn't do much. That was the only downside to the trip. Overall it was so fun, we made so many fun memories and I would do it again in a heartbeat! Thanks everyone!

I have to give a HUGE thanks to my sister Deyce for coming to watch the kids. She went from one to five and i'm sure that wasn't easy. We are SO grateful and owe her big time! Thanks Deyce


Anonymous said...

Now, that looks like an incredibly fun trip! Out of curiosity (because I do get seasick and have never been on a cruise and might want to go one day) why do you think you were sick the last couple of days? Was the ocean a little rougher those days?

The Ditto clan said...

I think there was a storm coming in, the water was rougher. I've heard if you go in the summer it's much more calm.

The Ditto clan said...

I think there was a storm coming in, the water was rougher. I've heard if you go in the summer it's much more calm.

Amanda said...

That sounds like it was sooo much fun! I would love to do something like that with my family some day!!!!

Julia said...

PLEASE move here. Please???

EdgyK said...

That's so great, can't wait to hear more details about your trip.

Ditto Family said...

So Deyce survived--YEAH! Sure was fun spending a week with you two lovebirds! Thanks for not keeping us up at night : )

Alison said...

Does Deyce hire out her services? Or is this just for family?

I didn't see any ROOK pictures on here? Did you not go to the game room for for some heated ROOK?

I'm so glad you guys had such a great time, it looks very fun.

Dawn said...

Sounds like a great time, Deena! Thanks for sharing. Cute picture of you and Brent.