Monday, February 19, 2007
at 9:51 AM
Hola! We are back from our cruise to Cozumel and Playa del Carmen. We had a blast.
We left out of Mobile AL. This is a port owned and operated by the teacher's retirement system in Mobile. They derive their income from this cruise terminal and the retired teachers volunteer their time in order to keep the place running at a profit. I thought that was pretty interesting.
We went with Ed's sister Kathy and her husband George and Ed's brother Bob and his wife Susan.
Formal night-LtoR George, Kathy, Ed, Me, Susan and Bob.
I haven't downloaded our pictures from the other camera yet. These few photos are taken by the cruise photographers that are everywhere.
We left on Monday afternoon and cruised all day Tuesday arriving at Cozumel on Wednesday. Mayan Indians greeted us and of course there was a photographer there.
It was beautiful weather. We went to Chakanaab National Park where we snorkled and swam with the dolphins. That was the highlight of our shore excursions and the only pictures I have downloaded so far. They had large areas in the ocean where the dolphins were swimming. We stood on a platform about waist deep.
We were taught the hand signals and body language for them to do a few tricks: The hug, the kiss and the belly ride. We got off the platform into deep water where we swam out and were brought back by the dolphins. There were two with our group. A male named Tatich and a female called Ariel. They are beautiful creatures and it really was a wonderful experience.
Tatich gives Bob a kiss.
I am not sure if George was kissing Tatich or Ariel.
Susan is pulled along by Ariel. The dolphins lay on their backs and we held on to their flippers.
Ariel gave me a ride, too. Not a great picture, But you get the idea.
George goes for a ride.
Kathy gets a hug.
Kathy goes for a ride.
Big Smooch Goodbye!
It was so much fun!
Stay tuned for more pictures. Kathy will probably be posting pictures to her blog, too. Just go to my links over on the right side of my blog and click on Kathy's blog from time to time to see what she has posted as well.
Have a great day!