Monday, May 7, 2012

Mexico Fun In The Sun

We just returned from a week of junk food indulgence on a Mexico cruise. This vacation was pretty much the only gift the kids got for Christmas this past year so we have all been looking forward to the trip. We went window shopping in California the night before the cruise and I found the perfect hydration beverage: bacon soda.

What made the cruise even more awesome was that we got to spend time with some extended family: my parents, and my sister Hollie's family joined in:

Our first stop was Cabo San Lucas. We had fun playing on the beach, although I drank more than my fill of the ocean which was less than awesome. The scenery was sweet.

The food on the Carnival Splendor was simply insane in the membrane. There were a few formal dinner nights (bummer, if only I had a tuxedo), but thankfully Danica made sure that our formal dinners didn't get TOO formal:

The second stop was Puerto Vallarta where, again, we just hung out, drank some ocean, and played on the beach. Kylee requested a jumping jack picture:

I got the most incredible souvenir EVER. For exactly $10, you too can look like Nachoooooooo Libre!

Jackson can beat me in every single video game I play with him. Luckily I got my revenge on the air hockey table. My sweet son got owned. OWNED!

One of my favorite things on the ship was the photo gallery. There were artificial backdrops all over the boat where people could have professional pictures taken. Then anyone can view them in the gallery. I took pictures of some of my favorites. This one was especially sassy:

There was a fun mini golf course on top. I am good at very few things, but I can play me a mean game of mini golf.

Without a doubt, my favorite part of the entire cruise was the ice cream. There were soft-serve ice cream machines in a number of locations. You could make your own ice cream cone 24 hours per day. As many as you want. I seriously felt like a crack cocaine addict. I would start getting the jitters if I went more than a few hours without an ice cream cone. I am not exaggerating, I estimate that I ate around 35 ice cream cones over the last week.

We had a blast floating around Mexico. I assume this week of over-indulgence wasn't the smartest thing with a 100 mile race coming up in a few DAYS (aaagh!). I will definitely not be the fastest runner at the Zion 100 but I guarantee that I have carboloaded better than anyone.


  1. carb loading like a champ is always a win in my book:) so excited for you to run this weekend and thinking of you lots this week! what an amazing family trip you all had:)

  2. What a great trip! I love all your pics!

  3. What an amazing trip! Thanks for sharing some of the highlights with us so I can like vicariously through you. :) Your family totally rocks!

  4. what a fun trip, cruises are the best. carb loading 24/7 = awesome :)

  5. Your trip looked fantastic!! Glad you made it home alive and well and maybe a few much needed pounds heavier :) I too am very excited for the race this weekend and have been carbo loading like I am going to run 100 miles instead of 20. I hope I don't let you down!

  6. That Nacho Libre hat is awesome! I just barely re-watched that movie not too long ago while on the dreadmill on a particularly cold morning.
    Awesome vacation! That is definitely on my bucket list.

  7. Fun, fun, fun! We went on that same ship and destination 2 years ago and our weather wasn't as nice as your pics show! Glad you had fun!

  8. Well you're obviously not lactose intolerant. Sounds like a great holiday. Well done on keeping your son's ego in check with the air hockey. We can't have our offspring getting too big for their boots.

  9. Awesome photos and hilarious write-up as usual! Have a great time at Zion!!! I have a couple friends doing that one, too!

  10. What a great trip! I've been to both of those stops before, but I didn't have mini golf or unlimited ice sad!

    Bacon soda??? How was it? Dare I ask?