S: Cruise Vacation 2011
BC: Stoltz Family 2011
1: Dear Grandma & Papa, This is a vacation we'll never forget. We had so much fun cruising with you and hanging out in Manhattan Beach. Thanks for making our first cruise and our first trip to Mexico so special. We hope you like this book as much as we do. It's filled with funny pictures, great memories and lots of love. We love you so much! Daulton & Justin
2: Pool Time Manhattan Beach Marriott Hotel
3: After 7-hours on the road and an awesome breakfast at Harris Ranch we made it to our hotel and immediately went to the pool We love it when dad comes in with us because he's so strong and he can throw us really high!
4: Fiesta Hermosa 2011
5: We had such a fun day at the Fiesta Hermosa. There were lots of booths and a million people. It was fun walking up and down the isles looking for treasures. We bought super cool personalized baseball caps and dad bought a hat too. We had lunch at a fun restaurant but it was HOT in the sun - good thing we had our new hats to shade our faces. | 5/29/2011
7: We're all eager to get on the ship. Just a few more minutes........ | 5/30/2011
8: Day 1 of the cruise and Daulton's 11th Birthday | Mom called the Bon Voyage department before the cruise and had them decorate our stateroom to celebrate Daulton's birthday. We also had a yummy chocolate cake complete with candles and singing at dinner!
10: 5-30-2011 | This lady looks like a big yellow bird.
11: Make a Wish!
12: CATALINA ISLAND
13: The weather was really nice when we arrived in Catalina. We rented a six person golf cart and drove all around the island. It was fun being way up in the hills and seeing the big houses and the pretty view.
14: The Wrigley Memorial | The Wrigley Memorial honors the memory of William Wrigley Jr., who lived from 1861 to 1932. Although best known as the founder of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, largest manufacturer of chewing gum in the world, he also played an instrumental role in the history of Catalina Island. He truly loved the island, and with undying enthusiasm and energy, he brought numerous improvements: public utilities, new steamships, a hotel, The Casino building, and extensive plantings of trees, shrubs and flowers. William Wrigley Jr.'s greatest legacy was his remarkable vision and plan for the future of Catalina Island -- that it remain protected for all generations to enjoy.
16: The idea for a garden came from Mr. Wrigley's wife, Ada. In 1935, she supervised Pasadena horticulturalist Albert Conrad, who planted the original Desert Plant Collection. Catalina Island's temperate marine climate made it possible to showcase plants from every corner of the earth. In 1969, the Wrigley Memorial Garden Foundation expanded and revitalized the garden's 37.85 acres. Along with the new plantings came a new attitude. In the same way that the Wrigley Memorial uses primarily native building materials, the Garden places a special emphasis on California island endemic plants. (Plants, which grow naturally on one or more of the California islands, but nowhere else in the world.) Many of these plants are extremely rare, and some are on the Endangered Species list. | Botanical Gardens
19: The water slide was so tall and so much fun! I held my nose right before I hit the water because the pool is salt water and it burns my nose and eyes.
20: E N S E N A D A
21: Right when we arrived in Ensenada we saw the baby tiger exhibit. It was so cool. We got to hold and feed this tiny baby tiger. She was smaller than Cody! She was crying and being restless so we had mom hold her. Then the trainer gave us a bottle of milk for her and she calmed down. This was so AWESOME!
22: Shopping in Ensenada
24: HOLA Amigo!
27: The last day of vacation is always the hardest. While we were waiting to disembark Papa taught ushow to play Black Jack. Justin also came up with his own game using two plastic drink glasses and a ping pong ball he found in Mom's purse. Mom's purse is just a mystery of goodies waiting to be found and turned into a game! | We were off the ship and in the van by 10:30 am and a short seven hours later we arrived home at 5:30 pm. And of course, the first thing we asked is if we could call our friends Franklin, Stevie and Chris! | Pacifica or Bust