S: Cruise - May 2011
BC: The trip was to celebrate the 50th Anniversary for John and Pat.
FC: Cruise - May 2011
1: Matthew and LeeAnna waiting for dad when he dropped off the car. | The ship as we drove up. We had a blast driving to Galveston. The adults had fun with the walkie-talkies as we drove. | As we get into Galveston, we encounter a BSNF train. We don't even need to be in Saginaw to be stopped by the trains.
2: Some of the fun things was playing games. | Fun on the ship. We spent a full three days lounging around and having fun!
3: Matthew was found at the chess set on the Lido Deck on many occasions (usually with a cone in hand). Dad won many trophies and medals from trivia and bean bag games.
4: On the first full day, we had our dress up night. | Dinner Nights
5: For one of the nights, John and Patsy took Stephen, Jennifer, Deborah and John to dinner.
6: The funniest thing that happened on the cruise was when Grammy was picked as a judge for the Hairy Chest contest. We also kept finding PawPaw talking to someone new. He never met a stranger.
7: The ship was perfect for everyone. We all went our separate ways at times and then met back up - either for food, games, shows or just spending time with one and another.
9: Loved our towel animals!
11: Our 1st Port was Nassau
13: Outside the pirate museum, LeeAnna encountered a pirate.
14: Our 2nd port was Freeport. We went to the beach. Here is our Freeport cab driver. Spencer showed us the sights on the way to the beach and back. He sang us a song at the end.
15: While on the beach, we decided to go snorkeling.
16: LeeAnna was looking for shells on the beach. | Our taxi driver took us to a beach in Freeport. While on the beach, we decided to go snorkeling.
17: It was a first time for Dad, Matthew and LeeAnna to snorkel. The fish were really pretty, but after an hour or two - we were tired.
18: Our 3rd stop was In Key West. We went to a very neat toy store. The owners have a pet lemur that roams free. Across from the store is a Christian witness station with parrots. | Key West
19: The perfect shirt for Matthew!
20: Butterfly Museum in Key West
21: On the way back to the ship from the Point Marker, we took bicycle taxis. Deborah spotted us and snapped a few pictures.
23: On the last night of the cruise, we all dressed up in white shirts and took pictures with family.
27: Sunset on the boat
28: While waiting for our number to be called so we can exit the ship, Matthew and Audrey took time to study for their End of Course Exam for Algebra. LeeAnna showed Pawpaw a magic trick. | Last
29: After leaving the ship, we had to wait for Dad to get the car. We had ALOT of luggage between the 15 of us. | Day