Wednesday, January 18, 2017

St Thomas

Next port St Thomas. 
We had gotten Tasha and Ethan an excursion for this port so we had Vaida for the day.

We took all the kids up a hill on a tram. We survived with 6 kids in tow plus Sarah.

Tasha and Ethan enjoyed themselves.

John took the little ones back on the ship to play while I looked for a taxi to show us around the island.

We ran into my brother and his wife and rented a taxi together.

Larissa wanted to buy a coconut to try. 

I tried a different local drink.

Emma didn't like it.

Larissa didn't like it the most...

They cut it open and made a scoop with the shell. More of the kids liked or tolerated the fresh coconut meat.

We paid $20 per adult and $10 per child for our tour. It was a nice tour and very informative. We paid the same amount to go up the tram and actually saw less of the island. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Puerto Rico

Guess who quickly learned how to unlock the balcony doors......

Land was in sight. We did not have and shore excursions planned so we were on the look out for what we wanted to see. The plan was Anthony was going with our friends and their 12 year old son. John and I would go ahore and look around while Tasha and Ethan watched the kids. Then John would come ashore while I took the girls shopping and John babysat the little ones.

We see something that interests us that looks like it is in walking distance...

We decided to walk along the walls, there was a sign that stated that 1 mile away
 there was more to see.

This was that point we saw when we first saw land on our side of the ship.

A door handle I loved.

John and I walked back and then I took the girls out to shop and do a little sight seeing. They wanted their picture with the birds.

Michelle realized she had a crowd so she put on a show....

After they walked away......

We loved Puerto Rico. Is it the one stop that I wouldn't mind going back to and vacationing there. There was a lot to see and we only saw a little bit of it.