S: Tower Family Caribbean Cruise 2011
BC: Made by Little Cheech, Inc.
FC: Tower Family Caribbean Cruise 2011
1: The loving memory of Babe & JR made this trip a dream we all wanted to share. The loving kindness of our parents made this dream come to life - a beautiful, fun, relaxing family vacation we will never forget! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you... Sarah, Anne & Joe
2: ...and late night shenanigans in the (unforgettably crusty) hotel room... | An early morning trip high above the clouds... | ...to meet Sarah in hot, sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico for our first taste of island drinks... | (Don't forget the MOFONGO!) | Our vacation has officially STARTED!! | Saturday, February 12, 2011 - Minneapolis/Cleveland to San Juan, Puerto Rico
3: MoneyBags Tower - tipping appropriately since 1981 | Good morning from sunny San Juan! | Fort San Felipe Del Moro | Hellooooo down there! | Hellooooo up there! | Old San Juan | Sunday, February 13, 2011 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
4: Fort San Felipe Del Morro
5: After a brief look at local culture, it was time to... | HIT THE HIGH SEAS aboard the Caribbean Princess Cruise Ship! | And always remember... | SAFETY FIRST
6: Monday, February 14, 2011 - St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | Happy Tiger Sharks! | C O R A L | W O R L D
7: Semi- | Submarine | Lips of blue
8: The first of many sleepy Sarah moments... ;) | A very "Joe" look... | Enjoying the view! | "Breaker breaker?!" | Joey finally finds a friend :)
9: formal night
10: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - Dominica | It was pretty amazing to wake up in Dominica and watch the ship get tied off onto HUGE cement pylons! The scenery was amazing - hazy mountains, bright buildings and bustling streets. We departed the ship and walked through the city towards the public park; first we stopped to snap photos of the incredible foliage along the way.
11: Peekaboo! | Big smiles, big trees | TOO HOT! | Sisterly love | Ain't no mountain high enough!
12: The view from the top...! | (Mom & Dad down below!)
13: A day in the life of Anne & Joe... Joe tries on sarongs; Anne tries to ignore. | Steamroller | R-E-S-P-E-C-T
14: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - Grenada | After marveling over our gigantic ship (!) we hopped on a bus to head to our first stop of the morning - Westerhall Estate Rum Distillery. The land was beautiful - a mix of lush greenery and blooming flowers set amidst aging machinery and tattered buildings. Still family owned, we toured the distillery then were led to the taste testing area, where Dad got knocked off his feet at 10am and Joe got his first taste of rum!
15: SPICES | GRENADA | OF
16: Thursday, February 17, 2011 - Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles | Samur Snorkel Sail Excursion
18: Scuba Fun!
19: After an amazing afternoon frolicking in the sand and sun... | We were ready for some food and laughter!!! | (ouch) | (what's she laughin' at?) | THIS GUY! | Dad even ran into some old Hopkins buddies!!
20: Friday, February 18, 2011 - Aruba | Mom, Joe, & Anne spent the day sightseeing, shopping, and sipping fresh coconut juice... | HI-YAH! | (and soothing sunburns with fresh, sticky aloe!)
21: ...while Dad & Sarah caught some sun and snorkeled the day away!
22: The amazing world of cruise cuisine
23: Formal | Night
24: Saturday, February 19, 2011 - At Sea | First Sarah hits the gym, then... | The Princess Kitchen Tour
25: POOL | TIME !
26: 15 minutes of | FAME!
27: Our final evening aboard the Princess Cruise Ship
28: Wait staff Parade
30: Sunday, February 20, 2011 - San Juan, Puerto Rico | After a final breakfast aboard the ship, we were off to the sunny, sandy beaches of San Juan for our last day of sightseeing...
32: After a brief stroll through the colorful streets of San Juan (with Joe trying to stay cool wearing Anne's fashionable hat) we walked over to the Mecca of Pina Colada's... | Restaurant Barrachina, Birth place of the Pina Colada...we hadn't seen Joe this excited the whole trip! ;)
33: The colorful streets | of San Juan
34: Monday, February 21, 2011 - Flights from San Juan to Cleveland/Minneapolis | Anne ate her last handful of plantain chips (yum!) before we all boarded the plane with a sleepy Cheech... | At our layover in Philadelphia we said a tearful goodbye. It had been an incredible week of family and fun! Memories were made that we will never forget!
35: ...although we all tried our hardest to forget | the weather we came back to!!
36: Don't you dare forget about Anne's adventures in the world of illegal picture-taking all week long! | But WAIT! There's more!!
37: (Joey, you might want to cover your eyes for this)