Monday, January 16, 2012

October Adventures

In October I had the amazing opportunity to go on a two week vacation of a lifetime.  I started out on a Disney Cruise down to the Mexican Riviera with my friend Erin that I met the first time I did the Disney College Program back in fall of 05.  She has been able to stay full time for Disney since then.  Her friend Maribel also came along to celebrate Erin’s birthday.  Erin’s roommate Patrice has been a scheduler on the Disney Wonder for a few months and really hooked us up on this trip.  First off since the ship was pretty empty that week we were unexpectedly upgraded to a Verandah room.  We were living the dream for the week, especially when Patrice’s friend, the Concierge manager had treats delivered to our room every afternoon. 

We went to Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas with three gloriously relaxed days at sea.  In Puerto Vallarta we did a Disney Excursion to Las Caletas, a private beach area.  We had a delicious lunch and then a beach all to ourselves to snorkel, paddleboard and kayak.  Usually they take 160 people on this excursion, but only 30 signed up that day, so we were again spoiled!

In Cabo the first day we walked around a bit and then went on a water taxi out to the arch and chill on the beach for a bit.  On the second day Erin and I decided to be adventurous and we went parasailing.  It was so much fun! I would definitely do it again.   

Erin does photopass at Disneyworld, so she loves photography.  We took a lot of pictures on the cruise and even splurged and bought the photos from the ship photographers.  It is so worth it, many great memories were made on this trip!

After we got of the ship we said farewell to Patrice and Maribel, and then Erin and I headed from the port in LA to Anaheim to meet up with the Riding family for a few days at Disneyland.  We had a ton of fun, especially since it was Erin's first ever trip to Disneyland.  She enjoyed it, but it was quite crowded.  I can't wait until the construction at California Adventure is done, it won't feel as crowded, there were walls up everywhere. After a few days in the parks I flew up to Utah for a Wedding.

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