Monday, April 11, 2011

Vacation.. all I ever wanted

Its only taken me a week and a half to post pictures from vacation... so without any further ado here are the pictures from vacation. we were on a cruise for 6 days [we had stops in both Jamaica and Grand Cayman] and then went to Ft. Myers for an additional 4 days.

We went with 2 of our best friends from Boston, Stacey and Ryan. We were due for a trip to Boston to see them, but we opted to go somewhere tropical instead. There's nothing better to me then being in the hot summer sun, with a drink in hand and your best friends!

I will let the pictures speak for themselves.. because lets be honest, who really wants to read what I have to write about each stop [and I will probably use to many periods to space out sentences and too many !!!! for words, and use ha! about every other picture, so I will let the pictures do the writing/talking for me!]

On our way to the ship in the shuttle from the hotel
packing the ever so important 12 pack of diet coke
[and justin taking in the "scenery"]
on the boat finally
Carnival
Officially the best day ever
Dinner the first night
[can you tell the neckline of the dress i wore this day??]
the next day was spent at see soaking up the sun
and that night we had the captain's dinner

the 3rd day
we were at port in Jamaica Mon
on our way to Dunn's River Falls
Renting Water Shoes
[yes, water shoes! circa 1990]
In Dunn's River Falls
Beach Party
with our tour guides [and their hats] Shauna and Kerry
getting back on board the boat
Day 3 Dinner
Day 4 was spent at Grand Cayman
on our tender to the island
Getting off the boat

Margaritaville
7 mile beach
Dinner that evening
the next day was set at sea heading back for the port in Miami
Dinner that evening
Poor Stacey wasn't able to sleep on the last night and was able to take a few pictures of us pulling into Miami at night
Before heading across the state of Florida, we decided to tool around on south beach for the morning
I joke around about the following picture being my highlight of vacation.. but it was pretty fun to be able to see where the Shore cast worked and lived!

We spent the next 4 days relaxing in Ft Myers with my uncle
Charlie brought out this hat for justin to wear, joking around... and he totally rocked it the entire day!
every time i look at this picture i just have to laugh
On our way to Sammi [Stacey's niece] 1st bday party
If your still looking through/reading this post, I commend you! I know its pretty boring to see the same people over and over again in a post, but I didn't want to bore you with 12 posts of vacation.

I loved every minute of being away from gloomy Ohio.

We are planning on taking another trip next spring and I can't wait!

Have you ever been on a cruise? We went on Carnival but I'm interested to hear about the other cruise lines? What islands did you go to? We're up for anything next year and would love to hear your suggestions!

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21 comments:

Stephanie the PW said...

I've never been on a cruise! It looks so beautiful and relaxing - I will have to give it a whirl! Your tan evened out beautifully :)

You are definitely right about it being gloomy in Ohio - in fact, Gloomy is an understatement. It's disgusting! It rains every single Monday and Tuesday!

Julie. said...

ahhh! i may be going on vacation in may to jamaica.. hope you had a great time! love the pictures :)

Stacey B said...

I loved reading this and reliving our trip!! Already looking forward to next years adventures :) :)

Mama Laughlin said...

looks like yall had a blast!
You look FABULOUS my dear!!!!

Britt @ The Adventures of Josh and Britt said...

looks like you had an awesome vacation! I'm so jealous of your gorgeous tan!! And I think it's soo awesome you saw where the Shore cast works :)

~Haley~ said...

I'm planning a cruise myself, to the same locations you stopped, as well as Cozumel & a "private island" with Norwegian cruise lines. It looks like you guys had a great time, so I'm crossing my fingers ours is just as great!!

Sara said...

We went to St. John and St. Thomas on our honeymoon and St. John was so gorgeous - definitely worth the trip! We didn't take a cruise, we flew into St. Thomas and actually camped at Cinnamon Bay on St. John. By the way, you look fantastic in your photos!

Ana said...

So jealous, I don't even know where to begin...I'm going to great warm places, but won't have time to truly beach-it until I go to Fripp Island, SC at the beginning of August...so. long. I'm inpatient! Love the pics. Looks like you had a great time!

Mrs. S said...

Love all the pics!
You look great girly!
I am scared to go on a cruise!

Kirby and Anna said...

There are some great pictures of you and Justin... you look great! What an awesome time :)

Aly @ Analyze This said...

I love seeing all the pictures - about darn time!! Very cute!! I want to gon on a cruise now!!!!!! I've never been!

Lindsay said...

Looks like you had a BLAST! I love the pic of O-H-I-O on the beach!

B said...

Great pictures, friend! Now, I am desperately needing a getaway EVEN MORE. You look beautiful!

Tiffany said...

Fun!!! We went on a carnival cruise to key west and Cozumel. Both awesome but probably very similar to where you were. Glad you got a chance to take a break...you work so hard and totally deserve it!

Jess said...

That was me Jess not Tiffany...eeeek don't know how that happened!

Shannon Dew said...

I am so jealous of your tan!

Kendra said...

How fun! I have to admit the Ohio picture is BY FAR my favorite!! Go Buckeyes!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I love the photos! It looks like you had a great time. I would have totally done the same thing and took some sprite zero with me!

Krystal said...

I went on Carnival and Royal Caribbean. Carnival was DEF most fun! I want to try Jamaica on a cruise but am worried you don't have enough time in port? Would love to know your thoughts!

Allyson said...

Loved looking at all your pictures from your cruise! Looks like yall had a blast. I want to go on a cruise sometime, I have never been.

Kelly said...

I must say, first off-- you are looking SO fab and skinny!! :-D LOVE the photos, makes me want to be in a tropical location right now... but alas, I'm stuck in 40* Minnesota. I think that is awesome that you got to spend so much quality time with your friends too-- our besties live in Colorado and it's always a treat to spend time with them!