Friday, December 25, 2009

Cruise 2009

Our Christmas trip this year was a cruise. It started out as a big family trip, but everyone backed out on us except us & my parents. So we set out to have a great time. We drove to Mobile, AL, to set sail. A huge storm came in and brought in major fog. The ship was stuck out in the ocean, the port was closed, & we lost a day on our cruise thereby losing a port of call. A day late we boarded the ship & finally set sail in the remaining fog and rain.

Our only port of call was Cozumel, and we had a wonderful time exploring. We hired a driver, Freddy, & a limo. He took us shopping & exploring & to a remote private beach where we were able to snorkel, have lunch & lay on the beach. Freddy then brought us back to the pier where we were able to shop a little then board the ship. Freddy was a God-send & definitely made our day better.

We had some extremely rough seas one day, and we were all seasick staying in the bed the most of one day. We've never experienced a ship swaying like this one did. All of the plates fell off the counter in the dining room & while cabin was on one of the upper decks, the water & spray was hitting our windows. It was really unbelievable. On our way back into Mobile, we were delayed again because the storm we were in with the rough seas had detached the bouys from their stabilizers so the pilot in Port of Mobile had closed the port again.

All in all we had a great time because I think that's just our way of life....making the best out of any situation; good or bad.

Christmas in Cozumel

Chandler & Clay @ Three Amigos Dad Sleeping on Beach

Clay acting goofy....too funny Our Limo in Cozumel

The boys beach massage!

Snorkeling in Cozumel

Seasick......not fun..................

The boys on formal night!

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