Friday, March 6, 2009

I am Tired but the Trip Must Go Cozumel, Mexico

I have been so busy this week, preparing our income tax return, blogging, raking the yard, planting and gardening, cleaning and rearranging the kitchen since we just had a TV installed above the fireplace and today, I went on a whole day shopping spree with my friend. Tomorrow, we are going out of town and going to an auction on Saturday so I don't have much time to go on a tiring long trip. I hope you don't mind going on a cruise instead, so we can relax a little bit. Let's go to Cozumel, Mexico! I must have been there at least 5 times so these pictures will be a combination of at least 3 cruises, on Carnival Inspiration, Carnival Glory and Carnival Legend.
How about just relaxing and enjoying the sunset for a while after eating sushi? This particular photo was taken on the Inspiration. With me on this cruise was dh John, AJ and her dad, Marvin.
Here is one of my favorite entrees for dinner. Yummy! After seeing this, I am ready for another cruise.
Here is cruising on the Legend with my college friends. We are from all over US and Canada but we organize and meet for a reunion (just us exclusively, no hubbies or children allowed :-)) once a year now, used to be every other year. We started this in 2002, 32 years after graduating from College. Oh no! Did I just reveal my age to you? LOL! We all have so much fun together. There's never a dull moment, we always have a blast!
and here's cruising with my granddaughter AJ (of course!) on Carnival Glory. My daughter, Rochelle, AJ's mom, came along on this trip also, together with my brother, some friends, my nephew and my mom.
There's Cozumel!
It's mostly a shopping area, lots of silver jewelry and souvenirs to be bought. Also, some precious gems like diamonds, tanzanites, emeralds, etc.
Mexican dancers welcoming us.
There's my daughter, Rochelle and her daughter, AJ.
My nephew, Valiant and my mom with me. Doesn't my mom look good? She will be 91 years old this coming July!
Here's the gang! One of my classmates was unable to attend. She had appendectomy the day before the cruise.
eating in a colorful Mexican Resaturant.
AJ swimming at Playa Mia Grand Beach.
I can't believe I let AJ talk me into parasailing! They would not allow her to go because she is too light by herself and John couldn't go because the 2 of them would be too heavy so that left me and somehow, I agreed to go. I was so nervous and tense, can you tell? This picture was taken when we were almost down. We were much, much higher than this and when I looked down, all I could see was this wide body of blue water as far as I could see. I was thinking and deciding what to do in case AJ falls. Should I jump after her? And that thought really scared me cause I wasn't going to let her fall without trying to save her and I just knew we would both drown in that case since I am not a strong swimmer. And whenever a gust of wind would come, we would sway and the chains holding our seats would start squeaking and it made me so nervous. I kept screaming while AJ kept laughing enjoying every bit of it. LOL!
I thought I would relax but thinking about that experience again just made my heart start pounding...LOL! Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this short trip. We will go somewhere more exciting next week, I promise.


Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

c/x I love seeing your pictures of your travels... thanks for sharing.

Jill said...

I am booking my first cruise in April with Royal carribean! I can't wait! It looks like you had such a great time and the food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yum!

KBeau said...

Looks like a fun trip. I went on a cruise to Cozumel once with a group of women friends. We had a blast.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Parasailing- oh I have always wanted to do that!!

What fun to be able to go on a trip with all your friends from school- thats a great idea!

and yes your mom looks wonderful- 91 you would never believe it!


marty39 said...

Oh Christine, it just looks like you guys had the best time, so neat that you can share so many vacations with family and friends. What a wonderful thing also that your college friends and you still get together every year, that's a real testament to great friendships. I enjoy tagging along again. Thanks. Hugs, Marty

tardevil said...

I've only been once via a cruise, but your pictures make me want to go back....especially for the jewelry! :O)

prof en retraite said...

Oh Christine...What fun! I want to go on a cruise...I've never been!! The food looks fabulous!! And your mom is amazing! Have a great weekend...hugs...Debbie

Susan said...

Looks like so much fun! I need a cruise!


Nicole ~ said...

I bet it must be loads of fun to get together with all of your girlfriends from college each year!! That is a wonderful tradition you all started. It is so nice that you can travel with your family. Yes, your mother does look wonderful! She does not look like she is 90!!

I have been to Cozumel a couple of times, and once on a Carnival cruise. I cannot remember the name of the ship though, maybe Celebrity?? I need to look it up. But, it was so much fun, especially the shopping!! Actually, now that I think about it I went with my aunt & grandmother. My grandmother is 88 now, and I remember one trip we went snorkeling. She must have been about 80 at the time. She is always up for some adventure.

Thank you for sharing your travels with us, it was fun.

Cindy J. said...

Now Christine you sound like me when you talk about you and AJ on the parasail..Oh I would of felt exactly the same way.. But isn't it wonderful that she was having so much fun? I've only been on one cruise.. unfortunately I discovered I really get seasick!!! Oh was I miserable even with the medicine so you can imagine cruises don't conger up very good memories for me, but the rest of my family love them.

Bo said...

Hi Christine...another fun trip with you today! What a great idea for you & your college friends to have these annual escapes...AJ is a world class traveler for her young age...and your mom is amazing looking! ;-) Bo

Smilingsal said...

I've never been on a cruise. Thanks for taking me along on these memories of three of yours.

Susan said...

That was a beautiful trip! Thank you! I can't wait to see next week!

bj said...

Thanks for stopping by today and going over to see my HUNK, DON..
his liver is highly damaged and needs lots of prayers for a full recovery.
I went on my first cruise last NOV. with family members (14 of us) and I've never had so much fun in my entire life. so glad you enjoyed this one..

Chandy said...

Christine, you have such lovely adventures and I love that you bring your awesome family and friends with you!

Carolyn (Candy, Chandy)

char72 said...

What great photos. I'm in the mood for a cruise.

Helen said...

As a 20 year veteran of the travel industry I have been on many cruises ... one of the most relaxing and entertaining things you can do ~ in my humble little old opinion.

imjacobsmom said...

My heart was pounding with you....I now know that I will never try parasailing. But you sure made the cruise look tempting. ~ Robyn

Tomarie said...

C...I'm sorry I'm so late this week visiting blogs but it was certainly worth the wait! I loved my cruise today! I MUST talk talk dh into doing this one day! The pic of you by the window is amazingly beautiful...ohhhh how I wish I was sitting there right now! I remember your parasailing trip last summmer..hahaha! I'm sure AJ got a big kick out of you! :-) I tried it once myself and I didn't care for the whole "height thing" either! LOL Think I'll just stick to a Jetski! :-) Love ya! L~
PS~Hope you're having fun at the estate sale! :-)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, since I've never been on a cruise, I just loved getting to go on 3 of them today! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures. laurie

OCDesigner ~Athella said...

Ooooh Christine you are so brave!!!! I could never ever do that. Looks like you had a great time tho. Your mom does look great and your handsome
Glad you made it home safe ~Athella

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

I went to Cozumel on a Carnival cruise also. I hated Cozumel, to be honest. To me, it didn't feel the least bit tropical and really, aside from the shopping district there was nothing to see. Wish I would have gone parasailing though. That would have been fun!
I cannot believe your mom is 90! I see now why you look so young.

Justine :o )

Blondie's Journal said...


Great travel post for being tired girl!! But you have a lot of energy I suspect from following along with you on your travels.

I have never been on a cruise. I really haven't thought of one because I have a whole imaginary itinerary planned out and I haven't gotten that far yet!!

Love seeing AJ again and your mother is all sweetness!

Parasailing... my stomach was turning when I stood on my balcony in Puerto Vallarta watching people do it over the ocean. You are a coutageous grandmother!!

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