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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Summer Vacation

July 7, 2012
We drove over to California and stopped on the way to visit with our cousin Jerelyn and her family. It was wonderful to see her, Phil, Justin and Matthew. The visit was much to brief/ We drove to Huntington Beach, CA and checked into a hotel. After enjoying a delicious dinner at Joe's Crab Shack we went to bed.
July 9, 2012
After breakfast we checked out of the hotel and drove to Long Beach. We quickly boarded the Carnival Splendor and rode up to the Lido deck.
Lunch was served and we were able to go to our cabins. We unpacked and then it was time for the Safety Drill. We enjoyed a delicious Dinner and show.
July 9th - Fun Day a Sea.
After breakfast we spent the day by the pool and the girls went in the jacuzzi.

We watched the games by the pool, ice carving, played miniature golf.

Then we dressed for dinner. It was the first elegant evening on the shop.

July 10th.
The ship stopped in Cabo San Lucas. We took a tender ashore and shopped.

It was fun to walk around the city.

We were back on the ship for lunch

July 11th
A second day in Cabo. I took Kianna into town to shop some more and the girls hung out on the ship. Kianna was tall enough to go on the water slide.
After dinner we joined a party up on the lido deck.

July 12th
When we arrived in in Puerto Vallarta Mariah, Caeli, Kianna, Pam and I went to swim with the dolphins!
We were given instructions and separated into groups. We were in the Nemo group.
We were given a lesson on dolphins and got to pet them.
Each of us spent time alone with the dolphins.
The girls had so much fun.
There were two dolphins Tanellie and Nellie.
Riding the dolphin was amazing
A dolphin hug.
Look at me!
We did not want to leave.
We each got to kiss a sea lion. (It felt yucky)

What an amazing day!

We had so much fun in the pool!

Caeli took part in the limbo contest.
She was eliminated in the last round.
My beautiful daughters!!!

we got off the ship on Sunday morning. We were off really early and headed to the beach. It was cool (only 69 degrees) and very few people were there.
Caeli helped Kianna build a sandcastle.
The girls went in the ocean.
Collected shells and crabs
It was beautiful and the girls had such a great time.
We were all sorry to head home the next day.