Thursday, June 26, 2014

Family Vacation Part 2

Here is Part 2 of our can check out Part 1 HERE. 

Day 4 we headed to Belize.
The ship stopped way out in the ocean and we had to take a 20 minute ferry ride from the boat to Belize.  It was so beautiful and Avery loved the boat ride!
View of our cruise ship from the ferry.  Look at that amazing water!
she would not look at the camera...this was the best shot!

The Belize beaches were not very pretty or made for kids.  It was much better for snorkeling, scuba diving, etc so this day we just took the boat ride, explored the town a little and did some shopping.
Here was a funny bar on the port that said "Husband Day Care".  Geoff and my step-dad enjoyed a beer here while Grammy, Avery and I shopped.
 Boat ride back to our ship

she was wiped out and slept most of the ferry ride back
 After a nice long nap we got ready for dinner and the evening.

Being silly!

 this kid loves limes!

Day 5: Cozumel, Mexico
This was the most fun stop because the weather was beautiful and we went to a really fun place called Playa Mia.  It was great for all ages.  There were lots of pools, a kid pool with tons of slides, etc, large slides for the bigger kids and adults, a beautiful beach, buffet, drinks, swim up bar and a really cool floating activity center in the water with slides, trampolines, etc.  It was perfect for the whole family of all ages!
Our cruise offered an excursion here, but it was double the price of just taking a taxi and buying tickets at the gate so that is what we did.
Here is an overview shot of Playa Mia that I got off of the internet.
 photo of the kid pool and big slides
floating activity center called the Iceberg
Avery and Daddy building more sand castles
 playing in the sand
 this was a great way to keep an eye on her :)
 Where is Avery??
 Fun in the kid pool

 a little shopping on our way out...
After we left Playa Mia you guessed it...another nice nap!  Then we cleaned up for Formal night on the ship.  Here is Avery and cousin Nicholas.
 3 generations

Last Day: At Sea

More pool time after breakfast...
 she attempted Ice Skating for the first time after her nap....not sure it went so well.  Great workout for Daddy!
 Being silly before dinner
After dinner on the last night the whole family went to Karaoke.  It was so much fun.  The talent was terrible, screeching, "unique", but that made it even more fun.  There were lots of kids singing and Avery begged to sing.  I was for sure she would get up there and chicken out, but she did so great!  She went up there with Geoff and sang her ABC's.  She was so excited and we were so proud of her.  Then all the kids danced around to all the other singers.  It was really a perfect ending to a fun trip.
After a fun filled trip we headed back on the 5 hour drive from Galveston.  Being gone was a blast, but it is nice to be home.  We have been traveling a lot the last month.  Next up....The Hargrove Family Reunion in Oklahoma!

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