In honor of Grandma Dottie’s 85th birthday, the Flints and the Merrills boarded a cruise ship headed to Cabo! While Russ was a seasoned cruise goer, it was a first for Woz (and of course a first for Mr. Pickles as well!).
Officially on the boat!
A gorgeous view of San Diego from our cabin balcony.
There was so much to see and do on the ship. Food everywhere, activities, music, drinks, swimming pools, and even more food. Since it was our first night on board, Nana Flint offered to spend time with our little man so Mommy and Daddy could whoop it up a bit.
Xion adjusted to life on water pretty quickly. In fact, he slept better on the ship than he does at home. (Meaning, he slept through the entire night. Yay!) Either he was really worn out everyday or the motion of the ocean rocked him to sleep. Probably a little bit of both. 😀
There is always a get gussied up night on cruises. We all stepped up to the occasion, but Mr. Pickles got the lion’s share of compliments that night. And with good reason, we might add.
There were a lot of things that stood out about the cruise ship but a huge one was the staff. Everyone was really friendly, happy and willing to go out of their way for anything we needed. This was appreciated in general, but when traveling with a little one, it was awesome. Xion became a favorite aboard ship, so if Mommy and Daddy went anywhere without him, people wanted to know when he’d be joining us again. LOL
Another little thing we loved were the towel animals that would be waiting in our room after dinner. Too cute.
After a couple days, we made it to our destination. Cabo was simply gorgeous.
We planned on going parasailing while at port, but the winds were too gusty and it was canceled. 😦
While parasailing was a bust, we were determined to let Xion’s little toes touch sand and dip in the ocean. We boarded another small boat that took us to the beach.
Someone was really trying to live the beach life but Mommy and Daddy said no way.
The water was pretty cold for Pickle feet since he’s not used to that sort of thing. While it’s not fancy, we did manage to snap a quick shot of his first ocean experience.
Oh, the fancy drinks we had! So yummmmmmmm.
The week went by so fast! We danced, we jacuzzied under the night sky, we saw comedy, we sang karaoke. Oh, the karaoke…
While Russ wowed the crowd, Mommy and Xion slow danced on the dance floor. The huge “Awwwww” heard round the world then followed.
Grandpa Flint isn’t a stranger to being on stage, but he was a karaoke virgin until this trip. He was a total natural performing “Mustang Sally.”
A trip we won’t soon forget…