We just came back from a great vacation! Apparently it was perfectly timed as we missed all of the issues with Sandy (our house was without power for two days) and it was the perfect itinerary since it was one of the few cruises that wasn’t affected by the storm’s path.
We spent a few hours at Magen’s Bay in the afternoon. The last time we were there the water was very calm and gentle. We thought Kaitlyn would love it. This time though, there was a high surf advisory due to Sandy. Kaitlyn was scared, so she played in the sand. Though I did get her to let me carry her in the water for one picture.
The next day was a fun day at sea. Kaitlyn tried her hand at mini golf for the first time. After we showed her how to play she didn’t do too badly. Except she kept picking up her ball to move it into a better position
The kids were given maps with the different trick or treating spots on the ship (the pizza place, fun shops, shore excursion desk, etc). At each stop, the kids were supposed to perform the specified trick (scream, walk like a zombie, tell a joke, etc) to get their treat. Of course Kaitlyn wouldn’t do any of it even after practicing “trick or treat” all day! The last stop on the map was the location of the kids’ Halloween party. Kaitlyn made it a whole ten minutes. Then Funship Freddy showed up and she started screaming… “I wanna go away now!”
First stop was Carib Batik. They do a special type of dying process there that involves using wax and multiple dying process in each color of the design. By the time it is finished, it takes days and the finished product is completely reversible. The grounds there were beautiful!
The VIFP (Very Important Fun Person) party. When the waiter realized how much Kaitlyn like the chicken nuggets, he dropped some off for her every time he walked by. The free alcoholic beverages kept coming to Kevin and I