I had a wonderful vacation! Mickey and Minnie were gracious hosts to us both at their home in Disney World and on their boat, The Magic. We enjoyed three beautiful ports of call: Tortola (British Virgin Islands), St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands), and Castaway Cay (Disney's private island in the Bahamas).
In Tortola, we spent the morning visiting local shops. I bought a black & white striped tee with red trim, perfect for Pirate Night on the boat. After lunch, we journeyed over mountainous terrain to the other side of the island where we tested out our new snorkel gear. I SO want to be a good snorkeler, really I do, but even with really nice equipment, I am mostly uncomfortable. Next time, I'll try using a nose plug in addition to the mask. My throat! It burns!
The following day we arrived at St. Thomas where we did even more shopping. We took a cable car up a mountain where there was a beautiful view of the bay and our ship. I bought a cute, pink dress at one of the shops, refreshed with a yummy pina colata and relaxed a bit before heading back to the boat.
Our final port was Castaway Cay and definitely my favorite. My sister-in-law Angie and I took a walking/kayak tour of the island. SO fun! We met up with the rest of the family at lunch - a Disney-sized BBQ - delicious! Afterward, Steve and I took to the beach to snorkel one last time.
It was so tempting to hop right back on the boat and do it all over again. Unfortunately, we can't spend our entire life on vacation (sigh).
Disney is releasing two new (bigger) ships in 2011 and 2012. Steve and I are already making plans ;) .