Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What Happens in Mexico Stays in Mexico

Do you ever wonder which phrase came first? What happens in Mexico...or what happens in Vegas? Hmmm......

last Sunday C and I, among friends, coworkers and customers, boarded the Carnival Splendor, and headed out to sea on our way to sunny Mexico!
Here we are at port before boarding the ship. That is the infamous Queen Mary behind us.

This is our ship.

This is my Hollywood paparazzi pose. It started feeling that way after awhile with all the annoying photographers on the ship.

Actually this was at dinner on the "Cruise Elegant" night.

These are our friends, N & N. He and C have been friends since Jr. High, and were roommates while C and I were dating. N now works for C's company, and his wife and I are good friends.

I may or may not have spent a lot of time in the karaoke bar.

I had a little too much fun there, I guess.

Our first port was Puerto Vallarta. We decided to just walk around, check out the town, and see if we could find a beach access. We walked through a hotel on the main street, trying to find a beach, but liked their pool, so we decided to trespass and stay there all day.

If anyone asks, we're with the Underhills.

See? It's pretty nice.
This photo was cropped to protect your innocence.

Me and N. I love this girl!

And the boys.

Our 2nd stop was in Mazatlan. This is what I saw when I looked out my window from the ship that morning.

We took a taxi into town, and to the beach. The taxi ride was probably my favorite part of the day. I took a million pictures of the town.

This one was my favorite.

We spent the rest of the day shopping, and playing at the beach, but mostly just getting harassed continuously by the street vendors.
Finally, I just wanted to start screaming !No Vende! ! No Vende!
I did cave, and buy a henna tramp stamp. What happens in Mexico.....

Sorry in advance, but since it fades, I had to remember it somehow....
I still like my Heater Ho tat from the last time we visited Mexico a few years ago. It's just more topical.

Yikes! Who put that picture in here?

Us and a group of folks from work:
J & J, some of C's customers; C and me; J & D, C's bro and SIL; and N & N (D & N are both salesmen with C's company)

Our last stop was in Cabo San Lucas. This lovely scene was again right outside my window, first thing in the morning.

C & me on the boat ride over to shore.

And again on the water taxi

I took a lot of Pelican pictures. I found them fascinating.

Scenes from outside my balcony on the ship. This was actually three whales. I didn't quite capture the third one, but at one point one of the whales completely breached right by the boat. I wish I'd captured it with my camera.

Almost Sunset
Ok, this was the highlight of my week. You know I partied it up in the karaoke bar. But what I didn't tell you was that I won a contest! Each night they had guest audition to play different parts in the finale program on the ship. It was pretty stiff competition for me, since there was NO ONE else auditioning for the part of Gloria Estefan. So, here I am on stage, in full costume. I even have back up dancers. How cool is that?!

I sang "Rhythm is Gonna Getcha" which I didn't know at all before, but now I know it better than I ever wanted to. It was so much fun! I'll have to post the video one of these days, so you can all know for a fact that I am NOT a singer, but still one hell of an entertainer.
Me and C after the show. Like my wig?

Sunrise in Long Beach at the end of the cruise.


Wonder Woman said...

I am so, completely, totally jealous. Looks like you had a blast!!!!

Kristina P. said...

I definitely think you should get a perm.

Jessica said...

I seriously love the karaoke bar parts! You are awesome! Your trip looked like so much fun. I'm glad you got to go and have a good time! By the way you and C are so darn cute together!

DeNae said...

Looks great. It's nice to see you smiling again.

Becca said...

It looks like you have been having a ton of fun lately-motherhood has to suck this week! It's fun seeing your pictures of C & N since I know them both and it just cracks me up that there is that weird connection. Your whole post makes me look forward to my cruise, I leave April 3rd and it can't come soon enough!

The Garden of Egan said...

Wow! It looks like you had a ton of fun. I've never been on a cruise or anywhere in fact. I can't imagine warmth and sunshine.

You are so gorgeous! Glad you won a contest and I LOVE the tramp stamp.
Yup, too cute!

Sherrie said...

FUN FUN FUN! And I am very jealous. It sounds like you really had a wonderful trip. I loved all the photos. You look fabulous in every single one. You are very brave doing the Karareoke thing.

Love Fam said...

We went on that same cruise I think last year....all of our friends were trying to win a spot in that karaoke contest, awesome that you won...definetly post the video!

Barney Family Blog said...

You are gorgeous Sher I think you and Kat took all the good looks before I was born! I'm glad you had fun! love you and miss you!!

Annette Lyon said...


(Ya GOTTA post it!)

Erin said...

It looks like you had a fabulous time! Has the henna tattoo worn off yet?

tiburon said...

Looks like a great cruise! Cabo is one of my most favorite places - did you love it?

Did you get a bunch of time off the boat?

wendy said...

How fun. I could so go for a beach and sand right about now.
But I am still unsure about cruises.

I LOVE Karaoke too. You looked like you were having a blast.

Love your black dress, very chic.

Hey, was that YOUR tatoo??
did I ever tell you I have 2 of them.

Emma said...

Yay ..... don't you just love vacation!!!!!!

You look great.. you and your husband are so cute.

Love the wig.... your a hottie!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Okay so you are a super model...I get it with the paparazzi! You guys look so good together!

It looks like so much fun... I need to go somewhere... sigh

Elizabeth said...

What fun! You're a total star! That looks like it was a blast. Love all your pictures. :)

Suzie said...

Looks like you had a blast!! And I do totally love the wig...maybe make it permanent? :) You look fantastic...hope you're feeling well!

Suzie said...

Okay - just noticed that three of us used the word "blast" when referring to your trip and our extreme envy. Can I change mine to "Looks like you had a super marvy time!!"? Thanks.

Lara said...

Looks amazing! You definitely deserve to have the time off relaxing on the beach! Glad you had a wonderful time!

Mikki said...

I'm dying to see the video!!!! Please put it up soon! I bet you rocked!!!
Looks like so much fun. Glad you had some time away with your sweetie!

Dede said...

You absolutely MUST post the video of you singing!! I cannot wait to see you as Gloria Estefan in action.

kado! said...

not even kidding..that pool was at the place we stayed at in Puerto Vallarta! No joke! We found some great little strip clubs there during our visit...wonder if you found those too?! ;)

great times!

oh...and I guess I never updated your blog..done finally now!