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February 15, 2010

A couple of weeks in the Caribbean

    This year's winter trip took us away from home for a total of fifteen days and had us visiting eleven different locations throughout the Caribbean Sea.  We essentially took two separate cruises, back-to-back, and both on Carnival cruise ships.  The first week was on the Carnival Valor out of Miami and we sailed with our friends Kevin and Renee Skipper.  We visited Grand Cayman, Roatan (Honduras), Belize, and Cozumel (Mexico).  Outside of a little rain on the first day at Sea, the weather was perfect for every day of the trip following, with sunny skies and temperatures well into the 80's.  During the first week, we each did an excursion.  The Skipper's participated in a dolphin experience in Cozumel and Mandy and I participated in a nature walk in Roatan where we got to pet monkeys and hold Macaws.  We all had a great time.  When we bid farewell to the Skippers at the end of the week, we did our laundry and packed up for the trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where we would meet up with ten other friends and family members.  The second week took us aboard the Carnival Victory (a sister ship to the Valor) and sailed to St Thomas, Dominica, Barbados, St Lucia, and St Kitts.  We were supposed to call on St Maarten as well, but the swells were too much for the ship to safely dock, so we spent the day at sea instead.  Besides the Colts loosing in the Super Bowl on the first day and Scott getting stung by a Jack Spaniard Wasp in St Thomas, everyone had a great time.  Photos from the both weeks are shown below.  The first three rows are from the first week and the last four rows are from the second week. 

                                           WEEK 1




                                         WEEK 2




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