Here we are saying goodbye to Tampa, Florida as the Carnival Inspiration sets sail. The adventure begins!
We spent plenty of time outdoors, relaxing by the pool, eating, standing in the pool(I say standing because there was only one pool on the whole ship! And lots of people....), going down waterslides, reading, laying out & eating. Did I say eating already? I did, oh well. We did a lot of that:) Oh, and sorry for posting such a gross picture of me and my paleness, but I like this picture because it shows the blue water I was so excited about:)
The first full day of sea was "formal night." Here we are posing for our Cruise Prom picture:) Super lame backdrop, but we had to buy it. It was our first cruise afterall!
The top of the ship at night and a girl standing there.
And here is towel dude #2....the lil froggy. Yes, I took pics of each towel animal. They're cute darnit!
The next day we stopped at Grand Cayman. Joey took this picture of our ship after we took a little tender boat over to the shore. This was actually the first time I had ever seen a cruise ship, let alone cruise on one. A cruise ship is quite the sight. So massively huge!
I wrote Holly + Joey in a heart on the sand:)
And my story continues....well, I didn't think I would be extremely scared of the sting rays. I knew I would be a little bit frightened, but well, I was um, screaming. As soon as our boat stopped and I saw all of the shadows coming towards us, I panicked. Joey had to coax me out of the boat assuring me I could do this. And as soon as they got near us and one touched my leg, I screamed. Like a little girl. Everytime one touched me, I screamed and grabbed onto Joey. I think I hurt him. Here are pictures for your viewing enjoyment. . .
I didn't know until we got home that Joey had given his camera to the tour guide to take pictures of me while I freaked out. Thanks Joey. :) Actually, I'm glad he did. I laugh so hard every time I look at these pictures of me choking him to death with his own shirt.
I mean, wouldn't this kinda freak you out?
By the end of the excursion, I loosened up and really enjoyed it. Really! I actually snorkeled a little bit. Watching these majestic creatures swim under the crystal clear water was amazing. The water at the sandbar was gorgeous. Here is a picture of Joey and I with a stingray smiling above us.
And then one of me holding it-yes, I held one! And here I am snorkeling at the coral gardens. We were able to see lots of beautiful fish and really pretty coral all around. I love the brainy coral(not sure what thats called, but thats what I call it). For some reason, I became nauseated after I dove down and snorkeled some. Not sure if it was the change in ear pressure or what, but that was fun. Another addition to the exciting day:) Ha! I almost puked in front of the whole group while they were snorkeling. And it would've been floating in the water they were snorkeling in. That would've been lovely. I can imagine the scene and one of the people saying,"Look at that beautiful fis...ew, whats that its eating?" LOL. I know, I'm gross. Hopefully you aren't eating while you are reading this.
Grand Cayman was beautiful. The pictures don't do it justice at all. Seeing as that most of those pictures were taken with a crappy underwater camera. It was a once in a life time experience I will never forget, especially since there were so many "unforgettable" moments-hahaha. Even with all of the bad things that came my way, it was fun, really really fun.
Oh, and I can't forget our towel elephant from night three. I thought he was the cutest out of them all.