September 27th, 2009
We took our honeymoon from Aug. 9th-16th, exactly all the time Josh had for his summer vacation. And like a wise friend once said, “if you don’t have much time, you’ve got to make it count.” We did. After much discussion we decided on a cruise. It was my first cruise and his fifth. I had initially protested strongly, I liked cultural / historical vacations, I didn’t like my vacations manufactured, and I’m not big on sun tanning or languishing by the pool. But while there are lemons, Josh still gave cruises a glowing review, “there’s something for everyone” he promised. And as usual, he was right.
During our seven days aboard Carnival’s Valor, we visited Grand Cayman, Roatan (Honduras), Belize City (Belize) and Cozumel (Mexico). Our excursions spanned city tours and Mayan Ruins (for my fix), snorkeling and beaching (Josh). On the ship we engaged in karaoke, dancing, games and towel-animal making demonstrations. But the real gem was the food. We had restaurant style seating with better than most restaurants quality food, and even better service.
The most disappointing part of the cruise was my beloved yoga. I felt their class did everyone a disservice, but perhaps as Josh points out I’ve become a yoga snob. Snob or not, I may not have had much success at getting us to do down dogs, but we did manage to stave off the weight gain, by using the stairs ALL the time. Even as we climbed 9 flights for our midnight snack of pizza and/or burgers with a nice chuncky chocolate chip cookie.
Overall, I had the vacation of a lifetime with the person who truly is my best friend (and everything else) forever.
Some smiles below, the entire album can be found on Flickr.