on January 4th I overstuffed my station wagon with luggage, beach bags, and five amazing girls, and headed for the port in Galveston, TX, where our cruise ship, the Carnival Ecstasy, was waiting to sail us off on a five-day Mexican adventure...
The main deck, where we ate A LOT of food. All you can eat, any time of day. Basically, it was hazerdous to our health...
Larissa, me and Flor, living the life!
The top deck, which included a track with a spectacular view I ran on one morning. Craziest feeling running circles on a moving ship!
View from our cabin window
Sunset, taken through our cabin window
Me, gazing out the window at some gorgeous scenery
Gorgeous scenery I was gazing at :)
Blurry, I know, but the best shot I have to show the "fanciness" of the theaters and lounges on the ship.
Posing with "Timmy" Pierce, talented vocal artist and performer - and our ship's heartthrob!
Flor, Larissa, Michelle, me and Tamara, decked out for the Capitan's formal dining night on the ship
These ladies were so fun to cruise with!
Our daily dinner dining spot
First stop: Chichen Itza, the ancient Mayan ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula
Next stop: Cozumel, Mexico
The port in Cozumel (you can see our ship in the background)
Pinatas, just hanging around
One of the hundreds of Kiosks
Boat ride from the port to Punta Sur, our shore excursion
Flor and I on Punta Sur's Crystal Beach
Flor's toes in the sand
Snorkling - my first time ever, and what a place to start!
No words neccessary...
...but I may just have discovered paradise...
One final sunset...
...and perfect ending.
2010, I love you already!
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