Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas 2009

Here are some Christmas 2009 pictures. We had a really good holiday at home in Tennessee and were happy to have everyone together, with the exception of Michael. He spent Christmas with his girlfriend and her family in Peoria Illinois. John and Kay had to leave a day early due to the rising flood waters of the White River in Arkansas again. Savannah and Paul told us the very exciting news that she's pregnant and they are expecting their new family addition in June 2010. Grandsons Noah (3 year old in red shirt) and Atticus (3 year old in blue & white prison issue) had a great time on their new BIG Wheels taking laps through the kitchen and den - picture not shown - So, just use your imagination to get the mental picture of two 3 year old boys racing bright red BIG WHEELS through the house. It was a great Christmas.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cruising on the Carnival Fantasy

We went on a five day cruise out of Mobile, Alabama on the Carnival Fantasy. We stopped at Cozumel (again) and then at Calica. This ship is much bigger than the Holiday (which was the one we cruised on last month).

Cruise Animal Towels

Each night when we returned to our stateroom, we had a different towel animal waiting for us. It's kind of creepy.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Snorkeling with the giant sea turtles, Akumal, Mexico

We had our taxi driver take us to Akumal, Mexico which is supposed to be one of the best snorkeling locations on the Mayan Riviera. The water was a little cool and Josephine was reluctant to get in. After hearing that there were giant sea turtles swimming around, she braved the water temperatures and joined me as I was already swimming with the turtles.

Mayan Ruins City of Tulum, Mexico

After docking at the pier in Calica, Mexico, we hired a taxi and driver for the whole day. Tulum was our first stop. We roamed the ruins of the Mayan city which is right on the Carribean as you can see in some of the pictures. The main temple is on the edge of a cliff overlooking the water. We got there early in the morning so we had the chance to take many pictures with no one else in them. It's a peaceful and beautiful place when no one else is around. The only sounds were the birds and the waves crashing against the shoreline below. We saw alot of iguanas and they were really big!