Tuesday, October 14, 2014
A little get away
We left on Sunday last weekend, spent a couple of days traveling on the sea, stopped at Roatan (Honduras), Belize, and then Cozumel. The weather wasn't too cooperative for the kids to spend a great deal of time in the pool on the boat, but that was just fine by me. There was ice skating, rock wall climbing, arcades, kids clubs, and countless other things to do on the boat. In Roatan, since we hadn't scheduled any excursions, we talked to some of the locals near the pier and ended up on a secluded white sand beach. It rained a little bit of the time, but Scott and I sat at the beach side restaurant with cover, while the kids played until they could hardly walk in the sand and water and rain.
Cozumel was another beach day, but (aside from the itching) it was better with weather. The upside about the cruise was that it allowed us to see some new sites and also experience a little of two new countries. Royal Caribben offered in-room babysitting, so Scott and I had opportunities to go out a few nights. Our babysitters were awesome. They come as a two-fer and the kids really liked them both. The man was from Croatia and the woman was Russian. It was interesting hearing their stories and the "happenings" behind the scenes on the cruise boat.
Scott was able to secure a tour of the bridge of the ship for the kids. They learned so much that when they came back from the tour, they were overflowing with facts about the ship. Overall, it turned out to be a great get away. Now the countdown starts for the big trip in May!
Honorable mention pics:
A pic to prove that I was there, just usually behind the camera. By the way, the ship in the background is a Carnival Cruise ship that was usually within line of vision from somewhere on the ship throughout the week.
Keali tackling the very tough rock wall on the ship...
Someone being very enchanted by the ice skating show.