Saturday, April 30, 2011

Disney Cruisin': Day 4

First, let me make a small note about day 3 and dinner. I forgot to tell you about it. In my last post, I mentioned we watched Tangled after breakfast well, before dinner, we watched Gnomeo and Juliet. It was cute! And each movie was in 3D! It was very cool, but Jacob hated wearing the glasses. Dinner was at Animator's Palate and seriously one of the best dinners of the week. Also, the restaurant changes color. It starts off with everything in black and white and, slowly as dinner progresses, it changes color. Then at the end, Mickey comes in and the whole room is in color. Very cool and very neat!

Okay, let's move on. We finally made it to port on day 4. We made it to Puerto Vallarta. We had an excursion planned for the day. It was a dolphin and sea lion observer trip. My niece and a couple of other people in our group were going to swim with dolphins, and the rest of us were going to watch. So, after breakfast, we headed to our designated meeting area for our specific excursion. After all was said, done, and organized were headed off. The thing is, we had no idea what was going to happen. Were we taking a bus, a van, a boat to our location? Turns out we were taking a boat. The kids' first small boat ride.

It only took about 30 minutes to get to our destination, and it was a scenic ride. Speaking of scenery, the first thing that greeted us when we got off the ship was Wal-mart and Sam's Club! But I digress, we arrived at the dolphin place, and we immediately had a presentation on dolphins and other see creatures. We were then taken to observe a sea lion - aka get kissed by a sea lion and that was about all the sea lion observing. They then moved us to an observation area for the dolphin encounter. Way up high and as far back as possible. They had their own photographers which were a pretty penny. We were able to see my niece do her thing with the dolphins, but in the end it really was not worth the hassle of making the trip. It was absolutely hot and humid, and with two young kids, not the best idea for us. But some fun nonetheless. Oh, and they provided lunch. A small Mexican buffet.

The excursion only lasted from 11am to 4pm. We were back on the ship by 4pm, and I was glad. It gave us enough time to shower up, and rest a little. Our show for the night was Toy Story the Musical followed by dinner. Unfortunately, Jess and I did not get to watch the show because Bella had an accident. But I know Jacob loved it! And Bella got some entertainment from Chip who made a her laugh!

Day 3: Waiting for Gnomeo and Juliet to start...

Day 4: Waiting around for our excursion, and ready to go...

Jacob was crabby...

Bella was relaxed...she eventually fell asleep during the ride.

The sea lion we met and kissed.

Jacob getting kissed by the sea lion.

My niece swam w/ the dolphins.

Bella wasn't too happy with the wind.

Puerto Vallarta coast line.

Our ship docked in PV.

1 comment:

MrsKBJ said...

It looks like you guys had a fun time!! We need to look into a disney cruise!