January 11, 2011 ~ Day 9
Grand Cayman day! We woke up today and went to Lumier’s for breakfast. It was a good breakfast and the service was great. We really like the sit down breakfasts. It is easier than the buffets with the kids since you don’t have to hold a tray and a kids hand all at the same time. After breakfast we waited for them to announce that the tender boats were starting to take people to the Grand Cayman.
We had no real plan for today. We just wanted to go to Hell and send some post cards.
We got on the tender boat. It was my first time not pulling onto a port. What a neat experience.
OMG the water was the prettiest color ever! We were amazed!
Alyssa aka “Jessie” really enjoyed the ride.
Once we got off the boat, we had to walk through a security area.
Alyssa loves her Uncle Petey!
We were told which tent to return to after we were done on the island. I had done some research and found out that we could get a tour including Hell for about $10 a person. Well once we got here I couldn’t find the sign advertizing that. I didn’t know to bargain. My sister got scared talking to the van drivers and was afraid of getting killed or something (EYE ROLL) so they opted out of going to Hell. Seriously she has little kids to worry about so I understand.
We looked around and there was a shopping area set up with people selling all kinds of items. Like coconuts.
Look at this cutie pie!
Pete and I found a guy who took us to Visit the post office in Hell. He was also taking 3 Cast Members to the turtle farm so we got a bit of a tour. We saw some of the pubic beaches and it made me want to go swimming. I will know for next time.
We dropped the CM’s off and then he took us. He told the girls he would be back in about 45 minutes.
We got our post cards and mailed them. Shame on my husband for not knowing his parents address! Then we looked around for a few minutes before heading back to the van. While we were heading back to the Van we ran into Lisa A fellow disboard member, who got her tour for $10 a person. UGH!!!!
This is Hell, Cayman Islands.
Looks it’s me in Hell!
The driver left us in the van an went looking for the CM’s at the turtle farm. I snapped this picture!
Look at the price of Gas!
We saw some more of the island on the way back to the ship.
They drive on the wrong side of the road and it was kinda scary!
We dropped the CM’s off at Wendy’s….yuk….and the driver said he would be back to pick them up since it was a really long walk back to the ship and it was getting very hot out.
Once we got back to the port we looked around a bit, but we didn’t buy anything.
We went back through security and boarded the tender boat.
I got some really nice ship pictures from the little boat!
Look at that water!!!!
Once back on the ship Pete and I walked around some before grabbing some lunch.
Lunch was good, we went back to Lumier’s again today.
If you want to order off of the kids menu, no one even questions it! LOL
After lunch we headed back to the room. Austin and my sister came over to visit before we headed to the matinée show of Twice Charmed.
Pete and I took Austin and went to save us seats since no one else was ready. Austin flipped out and cried like a big baby (HA!) so we had to take him back to my sister. I met them at the door and he stopped crying soon as she swooped him up. Figures!
I loved the matinée shows. We had good seats and the show started just about as soon as we sat down!
After the show Pete and I went to our room to get ready for Palo!!! We got married on the Disney Wonder and had our reception in Palo. It holds a special place in our hearts!
Empty pools on the way to Palo!
That is the same dress I wore on our wedding night, then again last year on our 1st Anniversary, and on this trip (celebrating our 2nd anniversary).
We checked in and made sure we had Annie Marie as our waitress. If you are on the Magic you should see if she is still on the ship! She was sooo great!
We started with some Rosa Regale….My favorite!
My desert…it was so good. Chocolate and raspberries!!! MMM!
After dinner we got a picture taken with Annie Marie and Laura and Joe from the Disboards.
After dinner we walked around and settled on Deck 4 to relax before heading to bed!