Things have been kind of slow around here, and the weather is so dreary now that I cannot help but daydream about our cruise leaving on Sunday.
As a graduation present for my sister (Claire graduated high school) and I, my parents are taking us on a family cruise. Our ports include Labadee, Haiti; Falmouth, Jamiaca; and Cozumel, Mexico.
I have not been to any of these islands, and am looking forward to experiencing the gorgeous beaches. I also am excited about returning to Mexico.
My study abroad sophomore year was a joint program in which we were in Tanzania for 8 weeks and Mexico for 8 weeks. I loved living in the colonial city of Oaxaca for two months. The area is famous for their mole, a pepper based sauce that generally goes over chicken and rice. It can be black, red, yellow, and green depending on the peppers used.
I also really enjoying learning about the culture and history of the country.
One thing I am really looking forward to on this vacation is the food! I loved our (non-stop) cruise food over spring break, and I am ready for more extravagant four course meals. Of course the local cuisine can be just as mouth watering! [I am thinking about my fried fish in the Bahamas]. In order to balance all this eating out, I will have to do more swimming and walking than laying in the sun, but it will be totally worth it 🙂
I guess it’s not too early to start packing…