Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Captains log; Days one two and three

After the rocky start of Chris forgetting his wallet, the rest of our trip to Florida went fairly smoothly. We flew from Las Vegas to Atlanta where we had a two hour layover, then we headed to Orlando. The port was about 45 min from the airport and I have to give praise to my brother Brian because he drove while the rest of tried, but failed, to stay awake after our all night flight. After we boarded I tried to collapse into a deep sleep, but Chris is kind of a hard core vacationer. If he's paying for something, there is no time for sleeping. He is compelled to go, see, do ,taste and smell everything regardless of his physical or mental health. He can not "waste time sleeping" (his words). I have known this about him for a long time, so I don't know why it surprises me, but it still does. So we explored the ship for a little bit, but I really needed a nap,so I left and he found more to do. After dinner there was a welcome aboard show, but I could not stay awake so I went to bed at what was 6:00 pm Nevada time. I know I am a wuss. The next day was a very lovely day at sea but I realized that I am a girl who has been surrounded by mountains her whole life, so looking out and seeing nothing but ocean kind of weirded me out.

Our ship, the Carnival Glory

Monday brought us to Cozumel Mexico, and the adventure of the Race Fantastique. It was advertised as comparable to the Amazing Race but really it wasn't nearly that extreme. We ran (okay it was more like power walking) all over the city gathering clues and one of them even took Chris and Brian snorkeling in the ocean to find the name of a sunken ship. When Chris originally told me I wasn't very enthusiastic about it because I thought there was no way we could win, but we did! Whoo Hoo! I think that is the main reason I thought it was so fun. After we were done with the race we did some shopping, then headed back to the ship about hour and a half before we absolutely had to, much to Chris's disappointment.

Waiting for the race to start.

One of the tasks was mini golf. Brian was showing us how it was done.



Cheers to us!

Winner winner chicken dinner! We are #1!
You can't really tell but the shirts say winner on them.



You gotta watch out for those land sharks, they'll get you every time!


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