Friday, June 17, 2011

Cruisin' Part 2

So...this post took forever to create because each picture was taking SO long to load! But here's the second part of our cruise... :) So fun!!

My mom and I :)
Curtis trying to look sexy...

Okay...he is sexy! :)

Thursday: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Zip lines, rope swing, sliding rock, beach, jet skis, Mexican food, fresh guacamole & salsa, etc

Zip lines where the movie Predator was filmed. Beautiful!

Instructions prior to taking off...


Curtis and his big ol' cheeser :)



Crash landing!

There were "predators" hiding in the bushes that would come out and scare you haha...
Our guide was hilarious.

Love the face :)

And this face... haha

And this one :) He kind of struggled with the brakes.

She definitely got scared!! It was SO funny!

I was the only one who wanted to go off the rope swing. It was so fun and the water was refreshing after hiking up the hills to the zip lines in 90 degree weather!

And the only one who wanted to slide down the waterfall :)

Mom & I

Jet skis!!

The water was perfect!

Our waiter made the salsa and guacamole right at our table! So good!!!

My dad's huge dinner bowl! (his face reminds me of John haha)

Posing for the paparazzi at the downtown market...

Our taxi driver Tony was AMAZING! Right when we got off the ship he offered us a slammin' deal on the zip lines...$55 bucks each and no charge for the taxi drive up there (which was 30-40 min away). The zip lines were going for $120 each if you booked through the cruise. He even said he would wait for us to finish and take us back to the port. After we finished the zip lines we didn't know what to do we asked him what we should do. He took us to this amazing beach (not over crowded) with umbrellas, lounge chairs, jet skis, massage/manicure/pedicure spa right on the beach, refreshing sodas, etc. It was perfect. Tony waited for us to play at the beach, then took us to his favorite restaurant The Margarita. Delicious! Afterwards, he took us to the downtown market to shop around. It was seriously the perfect day! :)

The cruise had a Mexican dessert buffet that night!

Friday: Day at Sea - laying out ALL day in the sun, unlimited ice cream cones 24 hrs/day (my favorite part of the cruise), delicious dinner, great entertainment, etc.


Our fabulous waiter Luci! He definitely had rhythm!


Saturday: Day at Sea - kind of cold so we just relaxed, had ice cream, great food, comedy show, card games, etc.
We met the biggest "Curtis Brown" fans EVER!!! The word obsessed doesn't even describe it! BYU fans everywhere we go :)


My dad & I

We played games until about 2am!
Such a great vacation!! :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Cruisin' Part 1

We just got back yesterday from a cruise to Mexico! It was a lot of fun!! At first it was supposed to be a "girl's trip" with just my mom and my sister....but Curtis wanted to come so we decided to invite the spouses. Then we found out you can't go on cruises past 24 weeks my sister and her husband couldn't come :( We definitely wished they could have come along!! (we'll just have to do the girl's trip later on this summer)
So the trip started off Thursday. We headed to Vegas Thursday night after work and stayed at Curtis' brother's house. We went shopping at the outlets the next morning then headed to Palmdale. We got to visit Curtis' family and my brother's family in Lancaster. It was so fun seeing his new house and having dinner with them! :) Sunday morning we drove to LA and picked up my parents from LAX airport. We had to be on the cruise ship by 3pm...
I love the different animals they make for you every night they clean your room :)

Monday: Day at Sea
At dinner - Elegant night

The four of us getting ready for the show that night :)

Tuesday: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - Glass bottom water taxi tour, snorkeling, Lover's Beach, etc.

On the water taxi
The famous arch
Beautiful background!
Water seal posing for the picture :)

Getting ready to snorkel. I LOVE snorkeling!!
Mom & Dad at dinner

Our waiter and Maitre d' dancing/singing on the tables. Such great service...and WAY too much food!

Wednesday: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico again - Massages, beach, walking around town, Wal-mart :)
Taking the tender from the ship to Cabo. We found this spa offering $25 1-hour massages. They were pretty good! :) Then we just walked around town, went to the beach, etc.
Had to stop by Wal-Mart in Mexico to find my mom a comb/pick

We came back to the ship a little early to eat lunch and lay out. It was great because everyone else was off in Cabo so the ship was empty! :)