Friday, July 24, 2009

Homeward Bound

After our last stop in Calica, the ship was headed back towards "God's Country"....Alabama. The only thing between us and our home port was about 36 hours at sea! I think we all agreed we had A LOT of fun over the last 4 days, but we were ready to get back home.

Friday was another "Fun Day at Sea". We took the opportunity to sleep in and planned to just enjoy our last full day on the ship. The only two things we didn't want to miss on board was the "galley tour" and the the "how to make towel animals" class.

Check out some cool sights from our galley (kitchen) tour:

Making crab cakes for dinner.

He carved this from a watermelon!

I just loved this guy's enthusiasm.

The kids went back to Camp Carnival for a couple hours for some last minute fun, which included a short class on how to make the towel animals we enjoyed each night. I think they did pretty well for their first creation:

Lego-Man's Elephant

The Pirate Princess' Elephant

We even got suckered into buying a how-to book so we can impress our guests at home!

We had our final dinner with our awesome waiter, Francisco. He took great care of us all week and the kids really loved him. So, we had to take his photo:

And for the final towel animal of the week....certainly the best was saved for last:


Meet our talented room steward, Ricky. I wish we could have brought him home with us!

Thanks for sharing our awesome cruise vacation with us. We had a terrific time. Come back this weekend for a post-cruise wrap up!


jennifer said...

I have read your posts this week in Google Reader. It sounds like y'all have had so much fun. I'm happy for you Tammy. Love that you were able to surprise the kids with a cruise and I know y'all made wonderful memories.

Now get back to Alabama - I can tell we are missing one of our ROLL TIDE families!

Mike Golch said...

great posting,soryy for not visitng for a while.

The Source said...

I LOVE the towel monkey! So cute! I think I'll find some instructions and hang on in our bathroom.

Seems like a wonderful week!

Dawn @ P.S.He loves you.. said...

Feels like I was there!
Great posting!

Looks like family memories!

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

Wow, that's an awesome watermelon!