Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Vacation 2015, Day 4

I’m determined to document each day of our vacation no matter how long it takes me to do it! I’d hoped I’d finish before the end of August but that didn’t happen obviously…so, I’ll try to get it done before the end of this month. Fingers crossed!

Our first stop on this trip was Haiti. Labadee, Haiti is Royal Caribbean's island and boy is it a good one! My mom and dad had a suite on the ship and in doing so one of the perks was use of a private beach on Labadee. We all got off the ship and headed over to the beach area to unload our stuff and grab our seats. There were lots of attendants on the beach and they were very eager to help us make ourselves at home. Our attendant was a nice older guy who told us we could call him Old Poppa. He got all us seats and moved them all into a shaded area and arranged our towels when we were in the water. He also got us floating mats and brought us drinks if we asked. He was great!

Would you just look at that ship! It was so awesome! Here’s Tisha and Harper walking down the gangway.

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Harper and Dakota had never been to the beach/ocean before so this was a whole new experience for them.

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That’s Zoe and Tish there, livin’ it up!

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Tony floated around for a bit too.

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Everyone took turns snorkeling and using the underwater camera’s to get their best pics.

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Papa and Landon having a discussion about who knows what.

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Mama, look what I have!

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Tony and Landon enjoyed some time at the water park. Their hour time slot was cut short because Landon was going on the ski-doo’s with Tisha, Jaron, Papa, Zoe and Kyle. But, they got a half hour out there jumping on the trampolines and climbing those ice bergs.

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Zoe took the Go Pro out on the ski-doo’s. Too bad they didn’t really get to go on them much because the water was so choppy they told them they couldn’t go out. They refunded their money which we were happy about but it stinks that they didn’t get to go on their excursion.

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Everyone point at the birthday boy! Smile Papa got to spend his 60th on a beautiful island with a bunch of people that love him…not too shabby.

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We were exhausted that evening but we made it back to the boat in time for dinner. Someone, I think Kyle, let the maître d’ know that it was Papa’s birthday and once dinner was over they brought out a cake and (very loudly) sang Happy Birthday to him. I can’t think of many times my dad’s been embarrassed about something but he was certainly blushing that night! It was great that we were all there with him and that cake was delicious!

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