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

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  1. dizneeat

    dizneeat DIS Veteran

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    I just checked if we will stop at Costa Maya in August and yes we will. So it's great to get an impression of what to expect!
    Thanks for a lot of photos, Jen!

    I will keep my fingers crossed for Skip's surgery tomorrow. :hug: to both of you!
     
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  3. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

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    I loved the look of the pool and was a bit sad that we did not have time to try it, but I have to say other than that I would have hated to stay in the port area. I hate pushy vendors.

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  4. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    I would suggest doing an excursion here. I think it seems a bit scary to go off on your own outside this area. It's al lgate in with military around it.

    A lot of Mexico is like that. I remember going to Cancun and a guy would follow me through other stores. :rotfl2:
     
  5. francis6306

    francis6306 DIS Veteran

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    Boo to the pushy vendors, but I love all of those dresses and tops! What a hard choice!! :confused:
     
  6. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    They were cute, but we wanted them to be cheaper!
     
  7. rndmr2

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    I remember the pushy Vendors when I was there with my DH on our HM. I hate that. We did an excursion at that port but we passed through that area on the way back to the ship. We didn't even go in the little shops because if it, they were in EVERY doorway we walked past.
     
  8. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Yes, they stalk you from the doorways. LOL
     
  9. petals

    petals Irish Princess because Cinderella said so!

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    Luvin the updates. I love all the little touristy shops but it usually is all just junk in those shops. They still fun to look at.

    Hope Skip's surgery went ok.
     
  10. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Lots of junk, but sometimes you just need a little more junk in your house! :rotfl:

    Thanks! it seems to have gone well. He was much more alert after this surgery. They said his hip was really bad, bone on bone. I said, well at least i know why he was complaining and the Dr said, "well yeah he's a complainer too" :lmao:
     
  11. perfectmatch300

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    Glad to hear Skip's surgery went well. My life has really been better since I had mine done. Same bone on bone situation. Hope his recovery goes well.
    Really enjoying your TR. Looking forward to reading the rest. Then I have to go read your other one!
     
  12. skypixy

    skypixy Mouseketeer

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    I am hooked! Subscribed to your trip report because the photos are simply lovely. Just off our 8 night Magic cruise & I love revisiting with your pictures. Thank you for sharing!
     
  13. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    He's doing pretty good. He came home today and he has been out to the barn twice now. :rotfl: He is moving around so much faster. They told him not only was he bone on bone, but he had a nerve pinched in there too. He is still in pain from the surgery, but he says it's much better than the pain beforehand. He had a new procedure done. They don't cut any muscle to get in there so the recovery is twice as fast. Knock on wood al lgoes well

    Thanks for joining in. I hope to get another update today. Life has been so busy lately that it's hard to take the extra time to write.
     
  14. mom2rtk

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    LOL, why am I not surprised? I'd take that over someone who wanted to coop up and be waited on though. Or wait, is that part still coming?
     
  15. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    LOL. He's not too bad. He just sits out there and watches tv and chats with anyone around, but it's fine with me.
     
  16. Caretames1

    Caretames1 Mom & Crazed Planner

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    That makes me laugh, but really that's good! I hate to hear of people who lay down and don't do anything they are suppose to.
    We just had a extended family member get her knee done, and refused therapy. Wouldn't do what the DR said, and now can't bend the knee and is blaming the DR. She also stayed at her son's house (is still there!!!:scared1:) and is treating the DIL so crappy.

    Hopefully he heals quickly and is in a great mood and wants to plan a nice vacation to somewhere.........:duck:
     
  17. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    Oh, I'm not saying he is doing what he is supposed to do. ;) But he is moving around and thy actually want him to move around. He put his onw socks on today and was so proud, but also said it in a way like, "where were you when I wanted my socks on"....but now i know he can do that too. :goodvibes

    I am already thinking of plans of some sort to possibly try to get him there this year yet. But I am thinking Dec. But anything could change at any point. No plans at all.
     
  18. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    We kept walking around the plaza area and taking pictures.

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    I found the dolphin swim area, and it was TINY. I felt bad for the dolphins, because they had very little room in there to actually swim around and play.

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    We watched this a bit and I walked around and tried to get some coast shots.

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    Our ship!

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    I looked up and out of my camera and noticed I was standing next to a couple of military guys. They didn’t say anything, but I almost felt like they were watching me and making sure I didn’t go too far out.

    I moved a little further away. Lisa said she watching to be sure I didn’t get in trouble. LOL

    Our ship!

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    We walked a little ways in the other direction and took some more shots.

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    A look back towards the shops.

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    Trying to get artsy again.

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    And then we headed back towards the main plaza area.

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    Stopping for a quick shot!

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    These were neat.

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  19. jenseib

    jenseib Mommy to Claire

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    There is our beautiful Ship again.

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    And then I spotted it.

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    Hair braiding!
    Now I have mentioned before that I like this. I have had it done in the past on some trips and I love how easy it is to take care of the hair and also I like the look. I know its not for everyone, but for me, it is so fun.

    So I approached the lady and asked a price. She was working on 3 little girls at that point and they were so cute. I think she quoted me $25 or $30, I cant remember now. Ok, the price wasnt bad, but I want less. They always tell you higher than what they will take.

    I kind of quietly asked the Mom of the 3 girls what price she was getting it done for. She seemed to hem haw around and not want to tell me, but eventually she did, and I think it was $35 for all 3 girls. OK, I got room to work. So I told the lady that I if she could do it for 15, I would get it done &&.Deal!

    While we waited, these guys walked by..

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    Then it was time to pick a bead color out.
    Lisa took pictures of me holding different colors to my head.

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    We kept laughing, because we couldnt make up our minds. I would ask her for suggestions, and she would be convinced on one and then change her mind, and I was doing the same thing. I ended up with that blue color.

    Lisa took quite a few shots of me while they did it.


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    While I was getting braided, this guy walked by and Lisa took a couple shots.

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    All Done!

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    I was a happy camper then!
    Before we headed back to the ship, I had one other thing I wanted to do. I wanted to look for the pyramid that was on the map they left in our room. So we went in search of it.
    WELL, this is on the outside of the gated area and we were too scared to go out there, so we just took pictures from inside.

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    While I was standing there taking pictures, I kept saying my back felt wet. It was really weird, but I just knew somehow I got wet. So I took off my backpack and sure enough, I was wet. I carry a bottle of hand sanitizer on my backpack and the lid had twisted off and it leaked all over my backside. And it was green. Who knew this stuff would stain, but I now know it does.
    Oh well, I took the bottle off and there was still a little left and I just put it upright in a pocket in the backpack, and we headed back into the plaza.
    Wouldnt you know, we barely got very far and there was the lid sitting on the ground. We couldnt believe I actually found it.

    Going back towards the ship now, we did a little more browsing/shopping. I cant even remember what we ended up buying this day. I remember a maraca for Claire, a magnet for me, and a few other trinkets. I mightve gotten Claire a T-shirt here too.

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    As we walked back, I was lagging pretty far behind Lisa. I was trying to get a few more coastline pictures.

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  20. dolphingirl47

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    I am glad that you managed to get your hair braided and that you managed to negotiate a good price. I used to have my hair done every cruise on the ship, but I could not get it done on our Mexican Riviera cruise in 2011 as we had our vow renewal as soon as we got off the ship and for some reason I have not done it since.

    When I saw the dolphin facility at Costa Maya from a distance, I was quite shocked as it looked so small. I was even more shocked when I saw on your photo that it is a Dolphin Discoveries facility. I have been to their facility at Cozumel twice now and that is amazing.

    Corinna
     
  21. mickeystoontown

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    Your pictures are, as always, beautiful! I had looked at them on Facebook but I like the size of them on the Dis better.

    Your hair looks so cute braided. Makes your pink stand out evern more. Oh and good for you getting a better price than they first told you. I've heard that you never pay the first price they give you.
     

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