Sunday, January 31, 2010


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...

Our ship

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

Hello Beautiful!

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!


  1. WOW! What a trip!
    You are such an adventurous person. I'm so glad you had that opportunity.

  2. So jealous. And because our ship was also a Carnival, it looked SOOO similar. I was having cruise withdrawals. I'm sure there were a few differences, but overall everything you pictured on the ship was identical! The pool, the red fin, the track, the waterslides. Now I just have to convince Mark to let me go. You should call him and tell him all about how splendid it was. Then tell him to surprise me with a cruise and I will act the surprised part perfectly. Plan?

  3. I am JEALOUS!! It sounds like it was divine! I'm glad you had a wonderful time with wonderful people. Congrats! (By the way a good family friend of ours lives in Galveston - in fact, Bradley just sent their son a Valentine's card).

  4. Chica! Cuando vamos otra ves? Disfrute mucho leer y ver todas las fotografias en tu 'blog' :) Florisel

  5. So I have decided that next time you go on a cruise, you call me and I will meet you there. Pretty please!?

  6. Looks like you had a great time Des! It was great to see you in December by the way!!

  7. Looks like it was a blast, girl!

  8. I didn't know you went on a cruise in January with all these wonderful women! What a blast! You got some excellent pictures and I especially loved the underwater snorkling shot of you. How exciting!

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