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!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Snorkeling in Cozumel, Mexico

After a morning of shopping in downtown Cozumel, we spent the afternoon snorkeling at Dzul Ha.