Monday, December 17, 2012


Our first port was Cozumel, Mexico. Big C had plans to water kite here, but as luck would have it, the wind didn't blow (that happened to him in Maui too- maybe he's not supposed to learn how...). 
Our ship, the Carnival Liberty, with the fam. (S taking the photo).
We rented a car and dropped Big C off to get his lessons. The kids and I drove to some Mayan ruins on Cozumel called San Gervasio and had a look around. It was super hot and I loved it, but the kids got a little bored (esp. Princess P). On the way out the kids did some shopping. The boys all bought luchador masks (picture Nacho Libre), S got a blanket and Mayan chess set, Princess P bought a necklace and I got a bag.

The biggest temple we saw.
After were were done with ruins we went to snorkel at a beach called Beach Corona. It was a little Mexican bar, so we had to buy some sodas, but it was fun. We tried a Mexican soda called Cristal and loved it.

My kids try to figure out their snorkels and masks.
The snorkeling wasn't that impressive, but the kids had a good time and the water was warm and lovely, so no one complained. At about 1:30 we went to pick up Big C. He had paddled around on a stand up board all day and was VERY burned.

A beach by Punta Sur.
After we grabbed Big C we took a drive all the way around the island. We stopped at a beach by Punta Sur on the south end and played for a while. The sand was super fine and great for sculpting so the kids built lots of stuff. Big C and I looked for shells and found amazing ones! We were sad we didn't have more time there. Over all, Cozumel was a very fun experience!

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