We went on the Carnival Splendor, through the Mexican Riviera. On a seven day cruise. We stopped at Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas. My Uncle Brandon and Aunt Natalie came with us and it was one of the best vacations I have ever had. This was the longest we have ever been away from our kids and we were nervous but excited to leave them and go for the first time on our own vacation. It was so amazing to see this huge hotel on water. At first I questioned if it could really float. We entered the ship and my eyes were huge, it was so amazing. After getting out on the ocean, I realized that this was going to be a great week of new adventures. I was nervous to do this whole vacation to begin with because I have a slight fear of the ocean, or at least what lives in it. However, the ocean was so beautiful and the experiences we had would change all that. And the being waited on and cleaned up after was great! And Jon's favorite part, all you can eat!

Lovers Beach, Cabo San Lucas. This is where we did snorkeling. The fish were literally in reaching distance.

Before we went snorkeling we went whale watching and saw whales only 20 feet from our small fishing boat. Talk about nerves flying, I got a little sick out on the boat because I got so scared to go out in the middle of the ocean in a tiny boat near whales that could dump us. But it was so fun!

Snorkeling on lovers beach

The beach in Puerto Vallarta

We went on a Zip line tour 500 ft over the jungle in Puerto Vallarta. It was so fun flying through the trees and even got to go upside down!

Enjoying the beautiful sun on deck

We had such a great time throughout the seven days on our cruise, we enjoyed spending time on the ship and at shore. We tried new things and food, we got a bit sunburned and salt water in our eyes, totally worth it. We definitely want to go again!


Hagberg Fam said...

I loved the pictures of you on the beach in Puerto Vallarta. It brings back good memories of our honeymoon. I am glad you got to go on a vacation without the kids!!

Hagberg Fam said...

So I didn't mean to leave so many comments. Everytime I left one it gave me an error and then they all showed up. It just shows how much I love you!

jjtsoccer said...

LOL Thanks Courtney!

Maria said...

Looks like it was a blast! I can't wait to have a real vacation without the kids. The only thing we've done without the kids was trek....and that was not exactly my type of vacation. :)