It only took 4 years but we finally went on a big family vacation! The kids
unfortunately stayed home with the grandparents for a full week while we all went on a cruise to the Western Caribbean.
Let's just say that our cruise ship rocked! It is the biggest one there is. Royal Caribbean: Oasis of the Seas. We were also fortunate to be able to stay in the Presidential Suite! This allowed each couple to have their own room!
(Yes, that is a bar and a Jacuzzi on our balcony!)
The boat had pools, mini golf, zip line, water theater with moving platform, ice skating rink, and even a carousel!
Our first port of the trip was the Bahamas! We choose to visit Atlantis and do a deep swim with the dolphins! We were able to touch and swim with them as well as be lifted up in the air by them!
My brother in law Kirk and I went on the famous slide and let me tell you it was a HUGE drop. So glad I did it though!
The second port we visited was St. Thomas. We choose to snorkel with the turtles and relax on the beach. We saw just about 3 turtles and that was it. The reef was pretty much the same as every other reef I have seen. We docked at Honeymoon beach to sun bathe and even spotted the Real World St. Thomas house!
On the second to last day we were at sea and had the privilege to be invited to the captains deck!!! So cool!
Here we are just chillin in the captain's chair.
We also had a formal night one evening. Yay for dressing up!
The last port was St. Martin where we shopped and chilled on the beach. Some of us also dived into the local McDonald's...yum yum!
Some of the family rode the banana boat. It was fun minus getting tipped over as we pulled into shore!
We had so much fun on this trip and it was MUCH needed. Who knows when we will all get to go on a family trip again! Maybe a Disney cruise will be the next one...oh boy.