Tuesday, February 01, 2011

The Love Boat

Last October Dave's parents asked us to go on a cruise with them. Dave's parents cruise a lot (like 6 months a year) and invite us often so we really didn't bat an eye at it. This time, though, they made us an offer we couldn't refuse. And just like that our trip was booked and we were on our way to Los Angeles.

Thursday January 20th we got a big snow storm, which made us a bit nervous about flying the next day. We only had small delays in Columbus and Chicago and in no time were had arrived to much better weather in LA. A little Mexican food, a big margarita, and it was bedtime the night before our cruise to Mexico. The next day we woke to great weather and a GIANT ship. After waiting in line for what seemed like forever, we were finally on the ship.


Dave's dad, perhaps over-enthusiastically, dragged us around the boat gave us a tour while filling out our scavenger hunt paper. More on that in a moment.

Then it was time for the safety drill at our "muster stations" or as we affectionately called it our "MUSTARD station".



Finally it was time to set sail. A final phone call to my parents, a fruity drink, a little dancing....


Remember the scavenger hunt? Well, I happened to be married to the luckiest man in the world. Lo and behold he won the biggest prize: a free martini and a free dinner for two at the Italian restaurant on board.


A few more pictures from our first day at sea...

Our room




8 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I love cruising!! Its a party 24-7, its seems like you need a vacation from the vacation, I am always beat after a cruise vacation from the lack of sleep.

And congrats on losing weight on the cruise, thats impressive

Molly said...

Very nice! I bet especially so with snowmaggeddon rolling in now.

Velma said...

Amazing! I have never been on a cruise, but it looks like a ton of fun!

jeff said...

i was going to say that the first picture looked like san pedro.

tsk tsk tsk. you should have given us a ring. smsmh LOVES margaritas!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Looks like an amazing time! Every time we cruise we always say whoever gained the most weight had the most fun! It becomes quite the competition!

Colleen said...

That's awesome that Dave won! :) I'm already loving the cruise pictures... keep em coming!

Laura Wheatley said...

BEAUTIFUL PICS!! I just bought Canon SLR camera, and I'm eager to learn how to actually USE it! :) can't wait to see more pictures!

ADC said...

Great pics.