Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Cruise Chronicles - Day Three at Sea

Feeling groovy, mon?

It's only fitting that our third day aboard The Majesty of the Seas would find us in the most righteous island in the Caribbean...the Bahamas, baby! We also chose this day for our own special theme night. With 19 travelers, you either go big or go home. We went big and pulled out the bell bottoms, the tunics, the peace signs and for the men...the most ridiculous wigs. Who knew hippies had so many accessories?!

If you're still looking for a fun and affordable costume for Halloween, this is a theme that can be enjoyed by the whole family. From my cousin's four-year old daughter to my 76-year-old grandma, we all channeled our inner hippie chick (or dude) and had a blast doing it! Plus, who doesn't love a family that proudly embraces the mantra of peace and love?

But before we donned the bell bottoms, we spent the day touring the beautiful Atlantis resort in Nassau. 

The impressive view from our ship.
The view from the actual property.
For those guests of the resort, this is their playground.
Thirsty? Why not paddle over to this seashell bar for some refreshment?
Below the property, there's a floor to ceiling aquarium. Here I'm communicating with a few of my friends.
Too bad my friends didn't think so highly of my sister.
If you were willing pay $135 or sneak pass security (like my cousin here), you could walk underneath sharks...
...or float in a tube down their lazy river. (Boys, what would Gigi say?)
While the boys were being boys, us law-abiding girls found a throne inside the Atlantis to rest our poor feet. Sometimes being royalty is such a bore.
Always thinking about fashion first, McCall's Papa paid for her to get her hair braided in Nassau. This look proved very effective for our theme night later that evening!
We Are [A Hippie] Family!
If these two crazy kids ever get married, wouldn't this make a fun engagement photo?
The Love Children
The Dudes. If you look closely, you'll see McCall's toy poodle peeking out of Ryan's jumper pocket. Doesn't he look like a creepy pedophile? Kids, stay away from this hippie!

Gigi, I think it's time you take away the creepy mustache!
Papa, Mimi and their love child, Taylor
Nice wig, Brooks! Or should I call you Ron?
As hippies go, my parents are pretty G-R-O-O-V-Y!
So there you have it! This day was the highlight of the trip for me. It's not often you can play dress up with 19 of your favorite people and actually get away with it. These pictures are definitely going in the family archives! Especially the group shot...this one I actually put in a shadow box, added a few groovy embellishments and said, "Happy birthday, Dad!"

Stay tuned for the final edition of The Cruise Chronicles...our last day aboard the ship was all about fun games (boys will be boys) and a special (top secret!) tribute to our matriarch Gigi.

"Sea" ya soon!