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April 26, 2006

PIRATE NIGHT - Continued from last post...

Pirate night was a blast for the kids as well as the adults. It was Disney at it's best on a Cruise ship. A great show with all the Characters as well as fireworks! Yup this ship had fireworks. Supposedly the only one that does it. Then again, I've never been on another Cruise so who knows.

They had a sing along on stage for the kids (Skylar was down in front seeing everything), then Mickey flying through the sky to rescue us from Captain Hook. Then Fireworks in Celebration of the rescue. And finally a showing of Pirates of the Caribbean, but I think we went to bed in the middle of it. After all it was almost 1am.

Minnie and Goofy dancing it up!

Skylar up on the Big Screen! Can you pick her out?

Stitch even showed up... :) Taking time out from Hawaii.

Andrea looking Beautiful.

Kaleel - not sure if he was exhausted or just plain surprised at the camera. Uh, I think he was exhausted because I think this was the first time I saw him …

April 26, 2006 COZUMEL

April 26, 2006 Cozumel

From our ship.

The very next day on our Disney Cruise we ventured into Cozumel. Dave and I picked another excursion for this day, one that we thought incorporated a good day of hiking, which turned out to be a day of walking from a bus to ruins, walking through ruins, back to bus, then to the beach. One good thing about the excursion Dad & Peggy decided to do the same one so we had company along the way. We split at the end after the beach to see if we couldn't get some bargain shopping in. Uh. I stink at bargaining... :)

Cozumel was devastated by Hurricane Emily the year before. The Cozumel docking ports were still in the middle of reconstruction so we had to, once again, tender over to land. You could see the devastation which occurred throughout Cozumel. We were told by our guide within a short period of time (I think he said 23 days or perhaps it was 36 days) the majority of main tourist spots were rebuilt.

This pier/dock was the place most cruis…

Disney Cruise - April 25, 2006

April 25th 2006 - Grand Cayman

There is only one problem with a cruise and that is having a deadline to be back on board. So thinking of this gives limited time as to what to do on location, in a beautiful foreign destination. Many things to do so little time to do it, so Dave and I decided to do an excursion to see HELL, (yes Hell, Grand Cayman for those of you who don't know of its existence), a beautiful Tortoise reserve with many, many sea turtles being born and living the life oh and then the RUM cake factory (Tortuga) YUM!

Hell, Grand Cayman was definitely a tourist trap, but fun. There is a very strange and unusual formation which to me up close looks like black coral. I forget how big in diameter the guide said the formation is so I will only get to show you some photos. Unfortunately we are obstructing most of the black stuff.

This is how they've made it "touristy" however it is still fun to see a sign saying "welcome to hell" now I just have to f…

April 24, 2006 - A day at sea

A Day at Sea

I apologize for the delay these last few weeks. I thought I would have been almost done 2006 by now. I am still on our Disney Cruise. So without further delay I wanted to put out first day at sea up here before Heroes come on (yes I am addicted to the new show).

The first day at sea was very relaxing. We took full advantage of the ship and the "Adult" swimming pool and I actually got up early and worked out at the gym they have at the front top deck of the ship. One of the best workouts I've ever experienced. You do not look at yourself in the mirror or see the person next to you. Oh no, what I was staring at while on the stationary bike was endless ocean. Gorgeous, beautiful ocean and the front bow of the boat gently aggressively cutting through the small waves below. Oh and if I remember correctly there was another cruise ship diagonal from ours several miles away. A definite peaceful scene.

After the bike went back to Dave who was still sleeping (…