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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Ahoy Matey!!!

We had a wonderful adventure on the high Caribbean sea! Unfortunately, Ryan had to stay a shore to work and we left Landon home with daddy. Ryan was able to work remotely and stay home with Landon. I am sure they had some adventures of their own. The boys and I left our port in Miami and our first port was in Samana, DR. We meet a young man named Jordan that had a million dollar smile and took a ride of a life time going up and down the hill in his motorcycle/ricochet. It was an eye opening experience for our boys to see the extreme poverty. We set sail towards Tortola, BVI were most of the Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed. The beach was beautiful and we enjoyed amazing vista island views. We took in a day at the beach, drank coconut juice and explaining the topless european girls to the boys, laughing at all the men ogling. We enjoyed our days at sea filling our time playing shuffle board, cards, swimming, and of course eating! Can you say piggies....holy cow I think we ate enough for 3 weeks! We also enjoyed magician Brad Rocket and watched the Bee Movie 6 times in our tiny cabin. We had room service twice and the boys loved eating breakfast in bed. We docked in Beautiful St. Thomas, USVI and rented a car and went to Sapphire was another adventure because they drive on the opposite side of the road! We went snorkeling and even Ayden got in on the action. I got my hair braided and got a terrible sunburn on my head. It was a great day at the beach. Our last stop was Great Sturip Cay, Bahama's. It was another memorable day at the beach were Ayden got buried in the sand and he and Jackson jumped waves and played in the sand.

We had a wonderful cruise and made lots of new friends from the staff on the ship. Wilson for India who is expecting a bay anytime and can't go home for another 3 months! Warner from Haiti, Diana from Romania and Christine for the Philippians. They work 7 days a week and about 90 hours a week! They don't get to go to shore and are on contact for 10 months at a time! We are so thankful for what we have and for the memories we made. We missed Ryan and Landon terribly and are glad to be home. We are all still recovering from sea legs. I got sea sick twice and Jackson once not bad for our first cruise. We look forward to cruising again this time with Ryan and Landon!!

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