I've always thought these pictures from cruises were dumb... but seriously guys, when you see them in REAL life they are soooo cool!!
The cruise started Sunday afternoon. We were super blessed to have two families from Dahl's mission (Long Beach) help us out a lot. The Romes allowed us to stay at their house Saturday night after our long drive from Utah, and Sister Rome even fed us dinner and breakfast! The Kaveas drove us to Port Long Beach and let us park our car in their driveway for the week so we didn't have to pay $18 / day to park it. They were both so generous and kind. The Kaveas actually drove us twice when, in a terrifying turn of events, Dahl left his wallet in our car back at the Kavea's house. I was a seriously stressed out wife! But it all worked out, and we got on the ship just fine.
Monday was a day on the ship, so we explored, enjoyed the food, and had our first Elegant Night, where we got to (in my case) or had to (in Dahl's case) dress up for dinner.
We also did a country line dancing class with Sam, who was our awesome instructor. We did several other classes with him, including the Monster Mash and Thriller. He was a really good instructor, so it was a lot of fun.
Tuesday was our first day in Cabo. We went on a dune buggy excursion where Dahl drove us very adventurously through the beach sand and mud. We got super dirty!! It was a lot of fun, though, and had gorgeous views.
Wednesday was day two in Cabo, and so we went to the beach. This was a dumb idea. Literally every 20 seconds, NO exaggeration, we were harassed by a new person wanting to sell us something. We ended up buying some bracelets for gifts and sunglasses for Dahl. We left pretty early because it was literally the most un-relaxing thing you could ever experience. The food was good, though.
Thursday we were in Puerto Vallara, and we went on a pirate ship excursion. It was SO fun! (Except for the part where Dahl jumped into the ocean with his phone with all our pictures in his pocket... luckily we could recover the pictures, but that was the end of his phone :( !) They did a fun show for us involving a first mate rebellion where every pirate pretty much ended up walking the plank. They also fed us breakfast and lunch, which was awesome.
Then we were taken to a GORGEOUS private beach called Majajuitas where we snorkeled, ocean kayaked, and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Then we sailed back with more fun like a line dance lesson to the Titanic song, and unlimited virgin margaritas and strawberry daiquiris, and even a cup full of pineapple slices that our personal pirate, Fish, provided me with, without me even having to ask!
Friday was another day on the ship, and another elegant day!
It was an amazing trip, and we had SO much fun! Can't wait to cruise again :)
Our view from the hotel