S: Cruisin' 2010
FC: 5 DayWestern Caribbean Cruise October 18 - 23, 2010
1: Our New Friends | Amanda Eaves Jennifer Giles Angie Clay Becky Ramsey Cyndi Baxter Debbie Ochenkoski Kim Masters Melissa Hamilton Julia Candler Sonya Dunn Shannon Hardin BethFryman
2: Amanda and I met at Beth's house, loaded our stuff in Amanda's car. Went to Shannon's in Stamping Ground, loaded everything in her vehicle and off to Louisville to stay the night. We stopped at the Cheesecake Factory and when we opened the menu, an ad for Carnival Cruise was THERE. Shannon, Beth and I had martinis and Amanda had a daiquiri. The perfect way to start off the week!
3: **the one person who was NOT taking alcohol, gets through Louisville and Carnival security with a pint of Southern Comfort. BETH FRYMAN | After our little mishap with Marriott parking and getting our shuttle to airport all was well and we got to Tampa On time.
4: Learning Our Way around the Boat
5: Accommodations..FOR FOUR? | Our bathroom sink, shower and toilet. | I don't think I ever slept in bunk beds. | This was very important to me.
6: Bon Voyage Tampa. Now reading the Fun Times paper to make sure we don't miss any of the fun stuff | Gift Certificate for 16 Drinks from my Sister.
7: This is the other free alcohol we got on board. Were we really supposed to abide by this policy? | Day one, free 5 minute massages and free shots of alcohol. Yeah, I think this is what a vacation is supposed to be like
8: Our last farewell texts are being sent as the sun sets and dinner begins. Well, not farewell, but it probably said I am on the boat and I have alcohol. | We got our luggage and figured out all the alcohol we smuggled on board made it. The only problem I had a diet sunkist bust so I was rinsing laundry out first thing.
9: Amanda and I decided to try Sushi. Watch out for the green stuff. Has quite a kick to it. Then after dinner we went to the Rock and Roll Club, I of course had a martini and she had a Crown and coke.
10: After the first long day of traveling and fun and meeting our group, its was time to turn in for the night. Each night we had a new towel design and chocolate with our Fun Times Paper.
11: Master Mixologist Hugo making the Pixie Stix | Day 2 Activities | Gee, HMM...how the heck did this picture get in here????
12: On the deck, catching some rays!
13: A little Fanta in my cup makes the day go by so much better.
14: Formal Night
15: Pretty sure he knows that we all thought he had the most beautiful eyes and voice. | Matt, he was just a doll. | I kind of have that I am about to fall over, i am ready to go to bed look. | Amanda and I | All us girls at the Rock and Roll Club. | Sonya, Amanda, Beth, Jennifer and Shannon
16: Formal Night
17: What about Bob?
18: Grand Cayman 4x4 Jeep Adventure with Lunch Excursion. Due to the weather the tendering boats were delayed coming to the ship. I decided to pee at the last minute and that's of course when they called for our excursion. Beth and Shannon went ahead, while Amanda waited on me. We were over an hour late and when we got to shore, they had left without us! Beth and Shannon convinced, bribed, threatened and not sure what else the excursion bus to wait for us. Which was good, considering it had been quite a night before and we were not exactly in the mood to just sit around in the rain.
19: Beach Club Colony off Seven Mile Beach | We took our Jeep ride, ran over some jerks sunglasses that splashed us, went by Morgan's Harbor, Barkers National Park, sampled some Rum Cake and went to Hell. Afterwards we had lunch and walked on the beach until time to go back and stand in line to get back on the ship. .
20: Cozumel, Mexico Deluxe Sail, Snorkel & Beach Party
21: Snorkeling.. I guess the best part, was that I did not drown. Oh yeah, and Beth getting into it with some people because we did not get up and were disrespecting their space and stuff.
22: The Final DAY...I am mixing my drink in the bathroom emptying the contact solution"in the juice before we headed to the pool. | Shannon and her Pixie Stix | Beth and her Coconut Head. | Oh yeah, Amanda...my first drink apparently was SO GOOD, that I never realized the rest of the day I was mixing water in my juice. We went back to the room and Amanda was taking a pill and got the water out of her bag....well it was my vodka.
23: Hot Tub on the Serenity Deck | Making waves | Last time to watch the sun while sailing. | Beth, Jennifer, Amanda and Shannon
25: Part of our last night included more photos being taken. Shows at dinner, getting packed up and suitcases outside the door. The other girls decided they were going to stay up all night. I however, opted to sleep. Big day getting home and then on to the next adventure.