I LOVE Comedians with Guitars......You didn't tell me that part...

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  1. rndmr2

    rndmr2 DIS Veteran

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    We went to Grand Cayman on our HM cruise in 2003 and some of these pics bring back thoughts of that time. I remember there was a dog here on this section of the beach. It stays with me because it was a cute yellow Lab that looked so much like my brother's dog.
     
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  3. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    awww. no dog today, but shortly after we saw a couple of good looking guys. :rotfl:
     
  4. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

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    I am back from my vacation and all caught up again. I can't wait to find out what you did on Grand Cayman.

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  5. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Welcome home!!!
     
  6. Kathy Jetson

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    All caught up and loving all the pictures! I can't wait to see what you girls get up to. Hot guys huh?
     
  7. MEK

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    Caught up again. Thank you for taking those beautiful pictures of the sunrise and the empty boat. You got some more really cool shots.

    Grand Cayman looks interesting. Can't wait to see how you spend your day. I love random snapping of pictures. I do the same thing. All the time. :rotfl: Darn poles and people!
     
  8. cruisecrasher

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    I'm loving this trip report so far! Guess I'd better keep working on my own...
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  9. brookelizabeth

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    WHAT?!!!! :scared1: I would have been LIVID. That is NOT okay. It's not even about the $1 or whatever they tacked on, it's the deception! Oh it's a good thing you didn't tell me about that on the ship, I would have taken you and the bill to Guest Services and let them know I was NOT too happy with that! (and you don't want to get this girl mad about customer service...:rolleyes1 :laughing:)

    Ahhhh, that makes sense. Interesting!!!

    LOVE your pictures. I want to go snorkeling again right now!!!! That was SO much fun. I can't wait for your next update so I get to relive it! Ugly mask pictures and all! :laughing:
     
  10. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

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    All drinks purchases on board carry a 15% auto-gratuity. This also includes bottled water and sodas that are purchased at a bar or through room service.

    Corinna
     
  11. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Well a few nice looking guys might have floating in front of us. :rolleyes1

    I tend to just keep shooting at times. Especially if I think I will evnetually get a perfect shot. LOL Usually it doesn't happen though.

    The fun will be revealed shortly.

    I need to get over and check yours out. I have been in and out a lot over the next few days and I am about to go out again.

    It didn't bother me so much because I do know they add tips on to all drinks, but water does seem a little extreme for that. It wasn't much, so i didn't care too much. It irritated me more that the guy in front of me wasted that time adding a tip when it would've been added anyways. LOL

    I am working on that update now, but I need to leave soon, so I might not get it up till later.
     
  12. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    So, where are we going you may ask? Our excursion is the Shipwreck and Reef Snorkeling. When we found out that Grand Cayman was one of our stops, many people told us that snorkeling there is a must. I approached Lisa with the idea and she wasn’t too keen on it. She had never done it before, and it made her nervous. Once Brook booked the same cruise, we kind of talked about it and she said she would go with me as it is something she has always wanted to do. I told Lisa that I was going to do it with Brook and would she like to come and she decided to give it a try. That being said, I think she was still nervous about doing it.
    We chose this particular one for one reason; it was pretty cheap compared to other things on the island. I think this port adventure cost $39 per person.
    Our walk that we had been taking was leading us to the boat that would take us snorkeling.
    And I must admit, we had some “pleasant” scenery awaiting us on the boat as well.

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    Remember that little patch of sand we had just past?

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    Those small steps there at the other end, …..That’s where we went down to get on the boat.

    As we walked down the steps there was quite a bit of stones and shells there so I took a picture.

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    Or two

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    They told us to take off our shoes as they could easily fall off as we got on the boat and they weren’t about to go chasing after shoes. One other note, the sandy beach area was not even ground when you came down the steps, so that could be an issue for some people.

    We loaded up and found a seat and waited. I took a few pictures while we waited. (like you are surprised by that)

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    Our captain.

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    And his mates.

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    I honestly can’t remember a single one of their names now, but they were all super nice and fun, but professional too. I think they all, or at least 2 of them had come from Australia. They had a passion for diving and sea life.

    While sitting there I was finally able to get that picture I wanted.

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    We had to sign waivers and then got instructions.

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    By this time we were already on our way out to where we would snorkel. I was still in picture taking mode.

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    This guy gave us the basics and though he was serious and gave us good info, he also joked a little bit.

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    The seats that we sat on did open for storage. Not all could be used by us as they had ship supplies in them, but they had a couple that we could use and we threw our bags inside of that.

    We were handed our snorkeling gear and then went over to get our fins. I had to get the extra big feet size. LOL! They handed me a pair at first that was supposed to fit like a 9/10 for ladies. I could tell right away that I wasn’t going to like those…and when I couldn’t squeeze my foot in it, I knew for sure they wouldn’t work, but they did have a bigger, so all was good.

    So I am all set, and please take a picture of me looking at my absolute worst…I really want to post this for the world to see. The picture wouldn’t be so bad if I hadn’t scrunched back and added about 12 chins to my face.

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    Yeah, I’m all sexy like that.

    One of the guys came over and took a picture of the 3 of us.

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    Don’t we all look fabulous!!

    Time to get in. Now we were told to put our fins on right at the edge so we didn’t trip when we walked, but I seemed to have forgotten that and put them on right at the bench. LOL. But I was fine. I did the fin walk to the edge and got nervous. Not many people had gone in yet. We all were nervous about jumping in with the gear, but I decided what the heck and made a very ungraceful jump right in.

    Brook and Lisa were not far behind.

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    And my first look under the sea.

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  13. dizneeat

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    And another great update! Yippie! This time your pics look NO WAY like mine! :rotfl2:

    I love all the pics of the Magic and the ones of you all getting into the water! Looks like a pretty fun day to me! :thumbsup2
     
  14. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Yep...these are a little different from your normal ones. :rotfl2:

    It was a lot of fun. I am so glad we ended up doing this.
     
  15. BEARCATS07

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    We aree going snorkeling in Grand Caymen as well, very excited. We went on the Dream cruise in June at Nassau and Castaway Cay and loved it!
     
  16. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    It is a fun thing to do. The water was perfect temperature there too.
     
  17. Wicket's Mom

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    The guy that was standing on the boat telling you how to snorkle is the spittiing image of my youngest son!:rotfl:

    When we went to Grand Cayman the guys took their own snorkles & masks & snorkled right there off the beach. We didn't have enough time in Grand Cayman to do much of anything. That was due to a sea rescue that our cruise ship was involved in.
     
  18. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Well you have one darn cute son then. :thumbsup2

    Wow, thats sounds kind of exciting ...and scary.
     
  19. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    This excursion was so much fun. My tip to you is that if you plan to snorkel, you NEED a underwater camera. It was so fun to be able to click away.

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    It took a little bit to get our breathing down and to be sure our masks were on our face right, but soon we were doing well, even if it looks like we are dying.

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    Brook wanted a shot of her with the ship behind her.

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    Lisa getting the hang of it.

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    Our guides had told us that there might be some very large fish down towards the bottom and they were NOT sharks and please do not holler shark as it will send everyone in a panic. We didn’t see any yet . We did see some Dory’s though.

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    Hi Lisa!

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    Hi Brook!

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    Lisa took some pictures of Brook.

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    And then Brook was going to take some of Lisa and I together.

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    But then one of the guides, who we thought looked like Owen Wilson came over and said he would take a picture of all 3 of us.

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    He then told us to hold our hands and make a circle and he would go down below and take our picture. This is one of my very favorite shots of the whole trip.

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    I wasn’t looking directly down as I was afraid of following him and then getting water in my snorkel. I then see Lisa and Brook go up for air and they are laughing. I guess the “Owen” guy was down there taking the picture’s and wasn’t paying attention and swam right into a rock. Poor guy. He came back up and scolded us for not warning him ….just jokingly of course.

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    More snorkeling.

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  20. whitfive

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    What kind of underwater camera did you use? Your pictures are SO clear! I LOVE the hand holding circle one as well, what a memorable shot! :thumbsup2
     
  21. dizneeat

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    Great update, again, Jen! :thumbsup2

    What a cool idea was the circle pic! It looks awesome. You made me :lmao: with your story of the guy swimming into the rock. :rotfl2:

    Those underwater cameras are awesome, aren't they. I was SO against buying one when Tom came up with the idea, but now I am so thankful he was persistant and we bought one. :thumbsup2
     

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