We have had some fun vacations this year.
10-Day Panama Canal Cruise, April 2007
Don’s mom took our family, Don’s sister, Paris, and her boyfriend, Alex, on a 10-Day Panama Canal Cruise. We did a partial transit through the Gatun Locks of the Panama Canal. We visited Panama, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. We had such a great time! Jamaica was my favorite port. Paris, Alex, and I went on a canopy zipline tour. It was awesome! We zipped along a course of 9 ropes through a forrest. The shortest rope dropped you straight down while the longest was over 600 feet long! After the tour, we asked the driver to take us to Dunns River Falls. We didn’t have time to run to the boat to change into our swimsuits and sandals, so we hiked the falls fully-clothed in our tennis shoes. We had a riot! If you ever go to Ocho Rios, I definitely recommend hiking the falls. Don, his mom, andCaleb went on a jerk country tour where they learned about jerk seasoning and saw some pottery making. You can view pictures of our trip here.
Bahamas Trip, June 2007
We were fortunate to go to a credit union conference at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas in June for a week. We made a family vacation of it and invited Don’s mom along. The Atlantis is an amazing and gigantic resort! There are so many aquariums and sea life to look at. Caleb loved looking at all of the aquariums! And, the swimming was so much fun! There are tons of slides and tube rides, two lazy rivers, lots of kids pools. It was a nice, relaxing vacation. Mom and I did some shopping at the straw market, which was fun! Don’s mom is quite the bargaining queen! Don had some meetings to go to, but was still able to spend a lot of time with us at the pool and exploring the resort. I highly recommend the place, but be prepared for some VERY pricey food! You can view pictures here.
Glacier National Park, July 2007
We drove to Glacier National Park to meet my family. We camped in tent trailers for three nights. We went on hikes every day and saw the most beautiful scenery! Fortunately, the Going to the Sun Road opened while we were there, so we were able to drive the entire road. We saw so many breathtaking waterfalls, glaciers, and mountains! We also saw one black bear, one deer, one moose, some wild rabbits, and a bunch of mountain goats. Caleb had a great time playing with his cousins. He’s finally to the age where he can communicate with them and play together. He and Josh especially hit it off. It was so cute to see Caleb running around with all of his cousins. They all adore him since they don’t get to see him very often. It was great to be with family and catch up. You can view pictures here.
Our next adventure isn’t until Labor Day in September when Caleb and I will fly down to Utah for the annual Roberts Lake Powell trip. I’m looking forward to it, but bummed that I won’t be able to ski or wakeboard. Such are the sacrifices of being pregnant. I’ve got Caleb enrolled in swimming lessons, so I’m sure he’ll love playing in the water with his cousins. Unfortunately, Don doesn’t have enough vacation days, so he won’t be joining us again. But, we will all be heading down to Utah again for Thanksgiving since we won’t be able to go down for Christmas. Fun stuff!