Emergency drill. Very cute ladies...and smiling man in the back.
Ally and I went exploring the first night and found something that would bring us much joy for the rest of the trip...KARAOKE!
Stop #3 Puerto Vallarta. Ally hates birds!Very cool town with cobblestone streets.Crazy sand sculptures. There was one of a mom nursing a baby, who was way too old to be nursing by the way, but I'll spare you that one. You're welcome.
Kate, Phillip, and I. I saved Phillip for the end of this post because he deserves a large shout out. Ally and I met him on the first night in the hot tub and he basically hung out with the fam for the rest of the trip. When we met him he told us that he was musical: guitar, piano, singing. So on the second night we convinced him to do karaoke. We were cheering obnoxiously for him, of course, and when he started singing he totally blew us away. Wow, there are no words to describe this guy's talent. He entered Karaoke Superstar (a competition onboard) and made it to the top 10 but apparently the ship is all about self-esteem building because they gave everyone in the top 10 a medal and didn't narrow it down anymore (totally lame in my book). Anyway, he would have won for sure. Dear Phillip, please come to Utah. Sincerely, The Ladies in the Back.
On one of the last nights they had open karaoke, and only a few people showed up so basically we had our own little karaoke time with Phillip, Mark, Richard, Phillip's parents, etc... Here is a little taste of what Phillip and Stephanie's pipes can do.
A special thanks to Mom and Dad for funding most of trip. Thanks parents, this one goes down in the books!
*For more pics and such see Celia and Scott's blog, I'm sure she'll be posting about the trip sometime in the near future.