Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
There would be something wrong if Kody didn't have a gun in his hands right?! I also gave him a camo shirt for good measure, after all he always tells me that is his favorite color, and a hat on his head. And he drew me having a glass of milk in my hands with "Got Milk?" on my shirt. He also drew the ring on my finger and flip flops on my feet. How well we already know one another.
We had so much fun we just kept drawing. . .
and drawing. . .
and drawing. (Maybe alittle hop scotch as well. . . and Kody may have won. I thought I practiced more in Elementary but I guess just not enough)
We played in the park for alittle bit and talked of memories we had of when we were little kids. We remembered the old elementary playground and how they just don't make playgrounds like they use to. We talked for quite awhile about how much we loved that old playground and the memories of the pump swing and monkeybars. It was a really fun date and we even have more sidewalk chalk if we get a crazy bone in us again. If you ever find sidewalk chalk on your doorstep just know we love you and that we did have fun! Smile!!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
We would come back to our room after being out all day and the maids would always leave us little animals made out of our towels. It just added the special touch to have the sunglasses!
Don't worry, we are not standing in the ocean! Now that we have that cleared up, I will tell you about Catolina Island. This was the second place that we stopped at. It was so pretty as we were coming in. This time the boat didn't port, we just stopped out in the ocean and a smaller boat came out to get us. We are on that boat in this picture.
We rented a bike to see things around town. It was probably one of our favorite things we did on this island. It only took Kody a minute to get use to pedeling for the two of us. Just kidding! We had a great time figuring out the bike it made it more of an adventure.
We were exhausted by the end of the day but we had alot of fun here!
Another fun little surprise when we returned!
about an hour. We came to a street lined with tons of shops and a weird looking horse that was painted like a zebra. There were people trying to sell us things all the way down the street.
Here is the blow hole. It was pretty cool to see the water come up through a hole in the rock and spray everywhere. We couldn't seem to time it just right to get us in the picture with the water, but there is the water and a bunch of random people.
One quick story, on our way back to Ensenada in the taxi we came up to this big line of cars at a stop light. Our driver got in the left turn lane and drove up past probably 20 cars to get to the light. We couldn't figure out what he was doing because we knew we weren't supposed to turn there. All of a sudden our driver hit the gas just before the light turned green and cut off the car next to us in order to get into the through lane!!! I said, "Looks like you have a couple of tricks up your sleave!" By then the driver behind us came up next to us had a few choice words to say gave us a hand signal and took off. Our driver just looked over waved and smiled. It was hilarious! Haven't tried that in the States but it works in Mexico.
The picture below was our dinner attendant. He was so funny. One night he forgot to bring us our desserts and when he found out that he had forgotten we became his most honored guests. About every couple of minutes he would come around to see if everything was alright and then apologize profoundly for forgetting. We were fine with it though, it gave more time for the huge dinner to settle so we could eat a huge dessert!
Like I said our ships name was Monarch of the Seas. Sounds like nothing could ever happen to it huh?! Just don't forget the Titanic! Just kidding. Actually we had to do all kinds of drills the first day to make sure we could get in lifeboats and all. The whole time we never really thought we were on a ship (even though we knew we were). We never had any rocking until the last day on the way back to Long Beach. That is when we literally started "crusin". On that last night we walked around the outside of the boat and watched the water. It was peaceful and beautiful, but we could sure tell the boat was moving. When we got back to Long Beach we were half glad to get home and half sad that our trip was over. Lots of memories and lots of fun!