So were back from our fun week on the cruise... It's good to see that David and Jenny got on the ball and started blogging again, it was fun to be able to cross paths with John and Emma from a couple of hours in Texas, and from the looks of Justin's game, and the tent in the house it looks like we left at the perfect time! We had such a fun week, with loads of fun stories and fun pictures to prove it! Well like David said, Yes, we did stuff our faces with food, and will have to work off every bit of it these next couple of weeks but i bet we had a lot more fun eating and sitting in the fun, than he did running, oh and don't forget we get to work off Taste of Texas, Sweet Mesquite, Pappasitos, and Shipleys!
The day we got on the boat we missed the muster drill, (this is when you practice getting your life jackets and lining up at your muster station where you would stand to get on the life boat in case you have to evacuate the boat) because we cut it a little close getting on the boat in time, so luckily nothing happened so it really was not that big of a deal. We had our first big meal, top sirloin steak... it was awesome! This was the first of many, and i think the only night Josh ordered only one entree. We had such cute servers, and room attendants, but Benny our assistant server was great. Each night he had the drinks he knew we liked and the bread we always choose already waiting for us when we got to the table, he worked so hard and really was such a humble great guy. We were so lucky to have great people at our table and ironically we had two other LDS couples at our table. One of them was a cute young married couple at BYU and the other couple was in Josh 's old home ward in Ohio. It was so funny when Josh started talking to them because they actually got down to knowing the streets that they lived on. Josh does not remember who they are, so they must of just crossed paths, but it really was fun and ironic to have all of us at the same table.
Jamaica-- We ended up having to port in Montego Bay instead of Ocho Rios, so we debated on whether to drive the 2 hours to the Dunn River Falls, or just camp on the beach... we decided to negotiate with one of the cab drivers to get a good deal, which ended up working out, so we split a cab with the other LDS younger couple. It's funny because the ship information desk told us make sure you only get the cab drivers that are in uniform! Our cab driver Mike had the maroon pants and tie like everyone else, so of course we thought he had to be safe, but we later realized his shade of maroon pants were a little, his tie was a little different and he was the only one without a name badge! Needless to say, we he was funny and we got from there and back safe.
Cayman Islands-- We loved this country. It was so pretty and run by the British so it was not the same third world country feeling. It was actually hard to convince Josh to get back on the boat... He loved it so much and when our tour guide told us that Accountants do really well there that's all Josh needed and he was ready to look for a house. We were able to go on an excursion, where we snorkeled along the reef and then we got to swim with the stingrays. It was amazing how smooth there body's are, and scary there tails were. There little stinger was crazy big and crazy long so it would scare you a little bit, but we just brave long enough to take the picture.
Cancun--We loved Cancun too, the water was beautiful and we were able to rent a scooter for the day and drive around the city. We snorkeled a little bit there but mainly just played in the ocean and layed by the beach, it was great.
We really had a great time, and it's hard to think we have to start eating only 3 times a day again and go back to real life soon, but we do get to stay in Texas for another week to delay the inevitable and were excited about that.