Saturday, May 1, 2010

cruisin' ....

Our kids and some other family gave us a cruise to celebrate our anniversary.... here is our cruise in pictures
(more to come when Brad brings his camera home from work!)
embarking ... getting on was WAY easier than getting off!
it was straight to the dessert bar for me :)
before the ship even took off we played a round of miniature golf on the top deck ... if you're wondering, it was a tie :)
we were given a private table
while at dinner, the room stewards turn down the bed, leave mints and a cute towel creature
day 2 was on Catalina Island, but we used Brad's camera that day - so this is day 3 in Ensenada Mexico. The vendors ... oh man! ... they were AGGRESSIVE!
La Bufadora (the blowhole) there are only 3 in the world, Ensenada, Hawaii, and Australia. If I understand correctly, the cave causes pressurization so when the waves come in it blows the water 30 - 100 feet in the air. It was gorgeous!
my favorite thing.
After drinking the coconut milk, he cuts a bigger hole, scoops the meat away from the shell, chops it into bite-sized pieces, then puts that chili sauce you see, freshly squeezed limes, and sea salt all over it. i CRAVE more of this!
our bus got a flat tire on the way back from La Bufadora. Conveniently, it happened in front of this cute little tamale shop. I'm not a tamale lover, but these were super-YUM
back at the pier in Ensenada, these are california sea lions hauled out on the docks
Isn't this amazing?! This pelican just sat there and posed for me!
the stinky fish market in ensenada.

The trip was a lesson in relaxation and bonding. Brad and I spent much of our time on the upper back deck, in and out of the hot tub and soaking up sun while reading. The breeze was cool enough that we never got hot. It was so comfortable. We had some really nice talks together and it was MUCH needed time alone together.


Trevor, Caci, and Jace said...

Looks like SO MUCH FUN!!!!!! I can't wait to hear more! I LOVE that blow hole thing. It all makes me miss Jamaica. I am TOTALLY in need of some nice weather!

Katie said...

Mmm that coconut sounds amazing. How funny to see that many sea lions, just like AK!