So the "Best In Laws In The World" decided to treat us to a fabulous Mexican Riviera cruise for Christmas this year! Emma & Ava were first dropped off and settled in with G-ma Nancy and Papa Charles in Oklahoma. Then off we flew to San Diego to board the Holland America Oosterdam! It would later be known as the "Oldsterdam".....wink wink :) :)
What a wonderful week full of lots of sun, fun, relaxation and yummy food! It was my first cruise and I absolutely loved it! We are ready to go again!! Jon and I definitely love Mexico just as much and Laurie & Jim so this trip was perfect! We enjoyed two days at sea to relax and get adjusted with life on the ship. It was fun to go for a jog together, sleep in and really enjoy a meal without being rushed by two little girls!
Our stops included Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas. Each was amazing in it's own way and we enjoyed every minute of it. Mazatlan was memorable with the cool pulmonias taxis and a fun shopping trip! Oooh and we can't forget our yummy lunch at Ponchos. Puerto Vallarta was a truly tropical gorgeous city. We had a blast zip lining for the first time!! What a thrill being 400ft in the air over a tropical forest! A yummy margarita at the Cheeky Monkey was exactly what we needed next. We rode back to the ship on a local bus which was a fun experience. It was cool to feel like a local! Cabo San Lucas was a very modern new city. It had the most beautiful water and rock formations! We enjoyed our day whale watching, going to the "worlds smallest bar" and enjoying the beach. Jon and I also took a ride on a banana boat which was super fun!
Thanks again for a wonderful vacation Laurie and Jim! Thanks G-ma Nancy & Papa Charles for watching our precious angels!!! What a sight to see the girls again after being away for a week!!
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