Monday, July 06, 2009

Vacation Day Eight - St. Thomas

So, today basically consisted of eating, sailing, snorkeling, eating again, sailing again, and eating again. At no time was any of the following involved: make-up, hairbrushes, shoes with laces, or even a nano-second of hunger. As far as *that* goes, a pretty good day.

Excited, but a little nervous about snorkeling for the first time.

We saw fish, of course, crabs, and even a sting-ray. Not sure if its common to see sting rays while snorkeling, but considering we're from Oklahoma, it was pretty cool to us. And then we were basically swimming right above it, and Brayden and I both like, "Wow, look at this!" and then we sort of realized what we were doing and got kind of Steve-Irwin-freaked-out and then swam as fast as we could in the other direction, which wasn't really that fast, because I never did get the hang of those stupid flippers.

Of course, as far as Brayden is concerned, the animals above the water are just as fascinating.

Before the sail back, we were served what had to be the best meal any of us have ever had in our lives .... and considering we've been served on a cruise ship for the past five days, I think that's saying something.

Then it was time for jumping off the front of the sailboat, but the kids were a little nervous so I agreed to jump in first and wait for them all in the water. I'm not sure why, unless they figured I was a bigger target for sharks and they could possibly make it back to the boat while I battled my way to safety. Hmmmmm, sneaky kids.

Learning to sail the boat, and be a Rastafarian, all at the same time.

Best news of all, no one puked over the side, fell overboard, or was shit on by a bat.


jojo said...

is it safe to eat before snorkeling?? just wondering, for your safety and all!
Great pics, looks like everyone is having a good time!

Anonymous said...

Oh, your whole cruise sounds so glorious. Snorkeling is so neat, the food, the shuffleboard, the rock climbing, the towel animals. Your posts are an absolute delight to read. Enjoy every minute - -I am even though it's just vicarious.

Karen B.

Leeann said...

So what cruise are you on, exactly, because it sounds absolutely marvelous! You are clearly having a ball! Is it Carnival or another line?

Kelly said...

Love the dread lock hat! YOu guys know how to have a good time! Your kids are gonna look back at their childhood(s) and not only remember all the fun THEY had...but all the fun YOU had WITH them. Priceless!!


Renee said...

Looks absolutely perfect, Kristie!!!

Cathy said...

I am so glad you are able to post daily!!!!!!

The Running Girl said...

Looks like you are having a great time! We just got home from our short cruise yesterday so at least I can still live on a cruise through you. Not sure if you are reading comments or not, and not sure what your next port is or what plans you have, but if you go to St Martin, Orient Beach is AWESOME! We parasailed there last year and it was absolutely beautiful. Enjoy the rest of your trip and have a drink of the day for me.

Anonymous said...

Great pics
what was Blaine eating?
it look great!
how hot is it down there- yall are not getting sun burned


Love Being a Nonny said...

So, I have to know, what was the meal that was so great?

A Mom said...

Sounds like a ton of fun! I have friends that are on the same cruise as you!

Tracey in Calgary said...

St.Thomas was the first place I ever snorkeled in my life too...and I loved it! It looks like you are having the most fabulous time and that is just so great! I hope Blaine is having the best time ever, we think of him a lot and keep him in our prayers always. Can't wait to see more of your adventures....cruising is the BEST!!