Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Our Mexican Riviera Cruise

We had a wonderful time on our Mexican Riviera cruise! It was probably the most relaxing vacation that we have ever taken. Especially for Ed since his electronic devices were out of range!!!

Our first port of call was Cabo San Lucas. We took a glass bottom boat ride out to Los Arcos which was beautiful. It was so cool to see all the fish under the boat. We swam and learned to snorkel in one of the coves adjacent to Lover's Beach. The fish were amazing! I wish I had had an underwater camera with me.

Parker has a love affair with coats and sweatshirts, so he had to have one of these traditional Mexican jackets. We laughed about him wearing it around since it was about 85 degrees out!

Our nxt stop was Mazatlan. We took a cab to the El Cid resort where we relaxed on the beach. Or tried to relax- the vendors are quite persistent. Reed and Parker went parasailing. It is wild to see your child flying so high above the water (about 150 feet) but they loved it.

We didn't get to see much of Puerto Vallarta because we took a long excursion, but it was a beautiful city and I would love to go back.

As part of our day in Puerto Vallarta, we boarded this pirate ship and for about 7 hours we were treated to pirate shows and great food. We were tendered into a lovely beach in a private cove. It was a slice of paradise. Our only complaint? We wanted to stay longer.
Colby met a couple of lovely ladies named Katie and Courtney and they had a great time hanging out and talking. All the kids had a great time.

Adios, Mexico! We hope to return someday soon!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Colby's New Look

After 2 1/2 years of torment, Colby got his braces off this week! I couldn't believe how quickly they had them off, buffed the teeth, took impressions, and had us on our way! Colby looks so handsome with his bright new smile- maybe we will get to see it more often. He's been a little self-conscious in that department. BTW, can you guess what Colby's favorite color is from these photos????