Friday, May 3, 2013

Cruise-Good bye and Everglades

We got back into port at Ft. Lauderdale at 8am but, our flight didn't leave til later that evening!  So we wound up going to the Everglades!!
Our room!

 We wound up seeing an alligator right when we started!  We got right by it, I could have touched it!! Kind of freaky!  
 They really have a beauty of their own!!

 After we went on the little boat ride, we got to watch the guys from that show 'Gator Boys' do a little show.

We had such an amazing time on the cruise!!!  I would totally recommend a cruise!  Thank you mom and dad for the many great memories!!!  I am so glad that we got to go with a group for our first cruise as well!!  It was a lot of fun to be with everyone!!  Til' the next one... ;P

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Our last Port of call was the Bahamas!!  Again, we didn't have anything planned so we just went with the flow!  This day we didn't get into port til 1PM which was different than the other days.  So, we just got off and wound up going to a beach!!  
Playing mini golf on the ship before we got to port...

 This random beach we wound up at...beautiful!!

 Heading back to the ship.
 Last sunset!  
To be continued...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Cruise-Day at Sea

After three days of go, go, go!!! We had a day at sea which was nice to just relax and take it easy!!  Everyone relaxing on the 3rd deck!!
 Dress up night!!
 At dinner every night the waiters would do a little performance for us!  Always entertaining!! 

 One of the creatures on the bed that we would come back to every night!!  Seriously...cruisin' is the best!!  Your bed is made every night along side a little creature to put your mind to work to figure out what it is...and then a chocolate as you jump into bed...ha  
 Oh man...sorry Trev had to throw this in!!  Insane back peel after being sunburned on the beginning of the trip!
To be continued...

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Cruise-Tortolla/Virgin Gorda B.V.I.

Our next stop was Tortolla, we didn't have anything planned, we asked around and heard that the thing to do was to take the ferry over to Virgin Gorda and go see the Baths.  So...that's what we did!  We also heard that you needed to go early!!  We got in at 7am, we were one of the first groups off and on our way!  
This is walking up to the ferry station!  We actually wound up finding a guy that was cheaper to take us over and that's what we did!!
 Pulling up to the "Baths"!!  So it's believed that the baths were created thousands of years ago when a volcano about 30 miles away blew and shot these big boulders up in the air and they landed over here on Virgin Gorda and piled on each other like this.
 Hiking to the beach!
 So Awesome!!  We didn't really know what to expect on the hike and we wound up having to hike through these boulders, at some points only one person could go through at a time.  It was so pretty  and really an awesome experience.

 This is what we ended at!  Awesome! We were the only ones there on the beach!!  
 We had just taken some pictures for my sister right here in front of this rock, we took a couple pictures and then right smack in the middle of cheese...awesome!!!!
 The group that went girls had taken a nap on the beach while the boys went and hiked around and swam, when we woke up there were TONS of people!  Seriously, we fell asleep as the only ones there and woke up with people everywhere!!  It was crazy.  We then started the hike back, and those spots where only one person could get through at a time...there was a line through the whole little hike of people trying to get through.  It was madness!  But, we made it through pretty quick!!
Leaving Tortolla.
3rd deck nap...the best!! 

 That night there was a party on the top deck...

 Midnight Buffet that night!!  And the ice sculpture was an Indian head!!  So fitting for Steve!! (HS mascot!)

To be continued...

Saturday, April 27, 2013


Our second Port of Call was Antigua!  We were really excited for this stop because we had planned to do the zip line excursion!  So as we got off the ship, we headed with the group and made our way to the taxi to head to the rain forest!!
 Ready to go!!

 Compared to St. Thomas, Antigua was really flat.  This is while driving on the road we could see our cruise ship.
 OH MY GOODNESS!!!  Now this is what I was talking about!!  Or at least what I imagined the Caribbean to be like!!  This beach was AMAZING!  WOW!!  We had such a great time here!  We all swam, relaxed, and enjoyed the beauty of this awesome beach!!  So much fun and for sure our favorite stop!!


 Nightly dinner shot!!
 Bingo at the late night show!!!  Going on a cruise, I thought that we would be surrounded by a ton of people all the time and that there would be crowds everywhere!  Really, there wasn't!!  The only  thing we really had to wait for was the Mongolian BBQ for lunch!!  Cause they only had 4 fryer pans to cook with and too many people that wanted that!!  
To be continued...