Saturday, November 28, 2009

Carribean Cruise Part 1

Well, we finally made it home from our cruise on Sunday and boy was I ever ready to get home. I had a great time but that was the first time I have been away from my hubby and kids and not been able to talk to them. I could have called but the cost was high and also it probably would have taken a master's degree to figure out how to dial out internationally. LOL.

Me and my MIL met up with her sister Mary and hubby Doc in New Orleans on Saturday afternoon, then boarded the ship on Sunday morning.
This was the first thing I saw when we arrived in Downtown New Orleans. I just had to take a pic.

MIL with her sister Mary and hubby Doc at Mother's restruant for breakfast

This was outside our hotel.

Me, MIL, and Aunt Mary on my first Trolley ride.

Our first stop was Costa Maya, which is a small part of Mexico and seemed to be very poor. We took a golf cart ride around the island and I got some really great pics.

Then we headed to Guatemala and I will have to say that I don't think I want to go back. It is a very poor country and very sad. My favorite part was getting to see the little children come up to our boat in their handmade canoes. We went down the Rio Dulce river and this is where the poorest people live. Then ended up in the town of Livingston and I was a little scared but was very humbled by how they live.

These children were so small. I could never imagine my little one riding around in a canoe at that age without me.....Loved the parrot on the front of their canoe. Their seem to enjoy the simple things in life.....
This little girl touched my heart. She was so sweet and she never really smiled a real smile, you know the smile that comes through your eyes....I wished I could have brought her home with me.

Fishing for Tilapia.... Isn't that green water just amazing??? I couldn't get over it.

Well that is the first half of our week. Me and my MIL played cards everyday (she taught me how to play Canasta). Then we would just sit out on the deck and watch the ocean. We met the nicest lady, Vivian, and just fell in love with her. I meant to get a pic but for some reason didn't get around to it. She would ask everyday how April and Brandon were doing and loved hearing about all of our family. We just hit it off and I will always remember her. So Vivian, if you are reading this, hope you and your hubby made it home safely and I hope one day we can meet up again. So Ms. Vivian, if you are visiting my blog please leave me a comment in the comment section at the end of this post with an email address so maybe we can keep in touch.
Stay tuned for the 2nd half of our week.........

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