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Monday, February 23, 2009

Cruisetastic Pics

We had a great time on our cruise and arrived safely back in port in Miami this morning. After lunch and a long nap, I feel revived and ready to post! (Of course, it would be nice to have tomorrow off of work because I have a mountain of laundry to do and we don't have any food in the house, but no dice on that one.) Anyway, without further ado: Here's a quick trip recap:

Here I am getting ready for the standard lifeboat drill while we were in port in Miami. I make life vests look good, don't I? Here's Jer-Bear and I and some of our gang on deck of the boat while we departed Miami.
Here's Jerry and I on the beach in Key West. This is where our friends got married. It was a beautiful setting and they had a really beautiful ceremony.Here's a shot with nearly our entire group of friends. A few are missing (like the bride and groom) out of the shot, but this is most everyone.
After the wedding, we all made a pit stop at Hog's Breath Saloon in Key West, and this is some of the gang enjoying some post-nuptial refreshment. I got to drink a bottle of water.
Here's Jerry and I in the port in Cozumel.
And this is me drinking my Virgin Daquiri on the beach in Cozumel. It sucked that I couldn't drink on the trip, especially because we were vacationing with all of our friends, but I still got me a fruity drink in a pineapple to suck on beach-side, and if I pretended real hard, I could imagine some booze in there.
We had a great time at the beach in Cozumel: We sipped our drinks under cabanas and went snorkeling and saw some colorful fishes. Then, as the sun set, we went out for dinner, drinks, and then a wild goose chase for some authentic Cuban cigars in downtown Cozumel. That last part is a funny story, but I think it's one of those "guess you had to be there" stories because I can already tell that re-telling it would seem lame here, but to those of us who were there, it was frickin hilarious. And I was sober. Otherwise, I would claim that the tequila was to blame for the perceived humor.
Here's Jer-Bear (far right) with the guys for some last-chance shots of tequila and Dos Equis before re-boarding the boat in Cozumel.
Jer-Bear and I in one of the ship's lounges before dinner on our last night on board. See those cans of Foster's? They're 25 oz a piece. Jerry had 4 of those before dinner. See that bottle of water? That was my pre-dinner drink. Dangit!
Anyway, it truly was a lot of fun. And I highly suggest that if you cruise, try cruising with a group of friends. Jerry and I have been on two previous cruises, by ourselves, and while they were a lot of fun, the fun this time around was magnified by 100% just because it was so fun to hang out with friends both in port and on the ship. But next time we all go on a trip such as this, I'll try not to be pregnant at the time. Because I would have enjoyed one of those cans of Foster's!

34 comments:

Marcy said...

Awwwwhhhh you guys look great! Looks like a sweet sweet time!

Like that suit too chica! Very cute!

Wes said...

Great pics! Good for you for abstaining! That shows some real mental toughness :-)

kilax said...

How fun! I love your huge pineapple drink. And your huge life vest! Ha ha.

I never thought to take a cruise with friends, but that WOULD be really fun!

SJ Goody said...

Mmmm that pineapple drink looks delicious right now!! Your pics are super cute. Glad you had fun!

Mrs. K said...

well that sounded like fun! we're trying to plan our family vacay and we were hoping on cancun but so many people have told us to stay away from the place...

Mel said...

I love your pics. Looks like you had a wonderful time. Now you have made me want to go on cruise and visit Key West again!

kristen said...

Glad your back (although I'm sure you not).

Amanda said...

Great pics, it looks like a fun trip. I'm glad you had a good time, and sorry you had to stick to water and virgin daquiris.

RunningLaur said...

Looks like so much fun!
The fiancé and I are considering a cruise wedding one day, still up in the air though.

Jess said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! I agree with Marcy, that suit is super cute! Love your drink in the pineapple!

P.O.M. said...

Oh dang, that must have been hard to resist the booze. But you did a great job and look adorable.

Nikki said...

Looks like you guys had such a nice time. How did Little Bear like his first cruise? LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Cozumel by the way and have had our fair share of cigar runs there too!

Viv said...

Aww Jess trust me I have seen a lot of fools in those vests including me and you are the cuttest eva! Looks like you two had a wonderful time! I would actually love to do Carlo n charlies in Cozumel sober that might be a funny time.

teacherwoman said...

Looks and sounds like a great time! Great pics.

Carly said...

great photos. You guys look like you had a great time.

AnthonyP said...

Great pics, and glad you had a fantastic time. When I lived in Miami (11+ years) I went on several cruises and always remember the lifeboat drill in the beginning.

MCM Mama said...

Looks like you had a blast! Cruisin' with friends sounds fun!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Looks like good times were had by all!!

D10 said...

You guys are too cute. Looks like a fabulous time. You look great Jess!

MN Mom said...

Looks like you had a fab time! You didn't mention sea-sickness/prego upset...so I will take that as a good sign.

Marlene said...

Well it sure looks like you had a good time, despite not being able to drink. Great pics!

Christie said...

Love the pics. Looks like you had fun.

Laurel said...

What fun! Looks like a great time!

That does suck that you couldn't drink though.

I miss Key West so much. The Key Lime Shooters at Hogs Breath are the best!

Did you get sick at all on the boat? I can't imagine being on a boat/snorkeling with morning sickness. Ugh.

X-Country2 said...

What a great trip. Adorable pics, and you both look so happy. Pregnancy certainly agrees with you!

Firefly's Running said...

Looks like a ton of fun!

Jamoosh said...

You make life vests look Huuuuuge!

Sounds like you had a sweet time - awesome.

Shannon said...

Sounds and looks fun!

Next cruise......DISNEY!

RazZDoodle said...

Wait a minute. Are you pregnant? :) Glad you had fun.

J~Mom said...

Looks like a great trip!!

sunshine said...

What a great trip! And, you look fantastic!

lifestudent said...

so jealous ... throwing a pity party for myself as I type ...

Shannon said...

How about next time you go I'll also try not to be unemployed and broke. I'd like to down a couple of Foster's with ya!

Stuart said...

Looks like you had a blast and that things are coming on with baby bear really well!

sRod said...

Oh warmth and beaches. How I miss those.

I can't wait until the summer!!