Whatever that means.
So, after our 2 days at sea, the ship docked in Puerto Vallarta.
But I have no pictures of Puerto Vallarta because we did not get off the ship. It turns out that said city is located in the Mexican state of Jalisco. And the state of Jalisco is on the list of Mexican states that US military members are not permitted to go.
I would imagine that the safety issue is probably not for the cruise port area, but all the same Josh couldn't get off the ship.
But that was okay with us, because we had the pool deck all to ourselves!
Those two heads bobbing in Mickey's Pool are none other than Thing 1 and Thing 2.
And when they got hungry...no problem. How about second breakfast? Or first lunch?
Maybe even both.
Derek ate his body weight in bacon. Daily.
And if you get bored with Mickey's Pool, you can hop on over to Goofy's.
And it's impossible to get bored at Goofy's pool, because if swimming isn't fun enough, how about watching a movie while you swim?
The next morning, we woke up in Cabo San Lucas, and this time we headed ashore.
We ended up at the beach you see directly above Alex's head. It's the Playa del amor, or Lover's beach.
Josh used his fancy new Spanish skillz to get us a water taxi there.
The beach was so nice! Clear blue water that was the perfect temperature.
Not sure what Derek's doing, but you can get a view of our ship in the background.
We walked over to the westernmost side of the beach, which is less sheltered and has much stronger waves and currents. We didn't swim there, but the water was so pretty.
The next day we were able to get off the ship in Cabo again, and this time we walked over to a beach that we had scoped out while on the water taxi the day before.
That last picture was taken by a very friendly guy from a group that was also on the cruise.
They were a group of 6 nice, and quite flamboyant, gay men.
Later, when Josh was up on the beach, I was chatting with them about the cruise when one of the guys said to me:
"I hope I don't offend you by saying this, but you're husband is gorgeous."
I said back, "I know, right?"
That night, back on the ship, was the Pirate Party. The highlight for Alex and Derek were the fireworks at the end.
They had a Pre-Party at the kids' club where they made pirate crafts and had face paint.
It was a lovely vacation, and a perfect chance to relax before the craziness of our move started up.
We made the kids pay their way in manual labor after getting off the ship.
And look what we saw on the way home!