Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Cruisin....

St. Thomas was our first destination. Ryan and I got to go scuba diving, it was awesome. We had so much fun. It was so beautiful.
We went to Antigua the next day and relaxed on the beach all day long. The water was beautiful. This day I learned that Ryan is not a good bargainer. I love to bargain and could always get the seller down a little. Not Ryan they would tell him a price and I would try to bargain with them but Ryan would just say Hilary thats ok that sounds like a good price. It was funny. Cute guy!
Our third and final destination was Bermuda. Oh my was it beautiful. This was our favorite port. The homes were spectactular even the "slums" were beautiful. We went shopping and went sight seeing and then I had heard that the sand in Bermuda was pink so we went to the beach. Yes the sand was pink and soft and georgous. The water was so crystal clear. We would love to go back and spend a whole week just there however the average cost for a room there is $300 per night. That won't be happening anytime soon. It sure was beautiful.
This is our cruise ship
The last night we were walking around the ship and talking about how much fun we had, we commented on how we would have liked to see a dolphin and literally one minute later there were about 10 dolphins jumping out of the water right in front of us. It was so much fun. They were so cute.
We ended our trip in New York. I was so bummed that we couldn't stay and see anything but then we found out we would be docking right by the Statue of Liberty. We were up at 5:30 am so that we could see her. It was a very humbling moment for me. I pondered on all my ancestors and what the emotions they must have had when seeing this beautiful statue. I am so glad we got to see this.
We had a wonderful time and came home feeling refreshed and ready to go. We missed our kids but enjoyed the time as a couple.
*Funny story-on our flight to go to the cruise Bronco Mendanhall was on our flight. He is the head coach of BYU football. It was funny because I was wearing my Utah sweetshirt and Ryan his Utah hat. We were going to ask him to sign Ryans hat but we decided we didn't want to get it dirty-hehe

7 comments:

Melissa said...

Sounds like such a fun, warm trip! I am glad you enjoyed yourselves!
Melissa _ IHH

Juliann said...

LOVE your pictures!! So glad you had a good time. I don't know two more deserving people!! :)

Topher, Natalie, Macie, and "The Brand New" Hazel said...

What a great, great trip! I am so glad it was a relaxing, beautiful, FUN time for you two.
Count us in next time.

Mike and Rebecca said...

Sounded like an amazing trip! I'm glad you got to enjoy sometime together! Happy Birthday to Daxton!

Hugs,
Mike & Rebecca Patton
IHH

The Taylors said...

Looks like you had a BLAST! The pictures are so beautiful a place you can only dream of until you see it for your own and keep that picture in your mind forever. Glad you are home safe and sound with the kiddos.

Hollie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! It's so awesome that you were able to get away from the stresses you've had this past year. I hope Daxton had a great birthday and can't wait to see a post!! (hint hint!)
Love ya!
Hollie

carolyn q said...

What a fun trip and I think if anyone deserves time together it would be you guys. It's been a very busy last year and WOW who wouldn't have guessed the direction life would take. You are all doing so great!
It's been years since I have been scuba diving (pre-kid), but I can only imagine the thrill it was for you guys. Maybe someday we can plan a scuba trip, once I can fit back into my wet suit again!
Glad you had a great time.
(HUGS)
Carolyn
IHH