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.
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.