Saturday, October 07, 2006

Our Best Vacation Ever

In June of 2005 we took our first cruise. In celebration of Disneylands 50th anniversary the Disney Magic was brought over from the east coast to the west coast for the summer to cruise for 7 days from LA to the Mexican Riveria. Since I am not big on flying and we always wanted to do a Disney cruise, I sent off for a DVD. That was in the spring of 2004. Once the DVD arrived and we decided we were for sure going to do this we started saving, and saving, and saving. It took an entire year to save the money to pay for this adventure - all in all it cost us over $12,000 for this trip. It was nice to have the boat all paid for by the time we set foot on it though. Whoever said money can't buy happiness has never been on a Disney cruise.

The ship was amazing. They had a teen club and a club for kids Madison's age. We never really saw much of Shayna other than dinner every night. Madison stayed a bit closer to us but did have a disco party night with black lights. We went on a tour of the jungle in Puerto Viarta and snorkled in Cabo and spent the day at a beach resort in Mazatlan.
When we arrived back in America we stayed on at my Aunt Sharon and Uncle Vics house in Huntington Beach for the 4th of July. The fireworks are amazing, they shoot them right off of the Main Street pier over the ocean. It was an awesome end to the perfect vacation. We even went back this summer to celebrate the 4th with them. Here is a video of just a small portion of the fireworks that night...

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