Leaving on our cruise --
Back row - Dick, Brenda Scott
Front row - Ann, Hannah, Rachel
We've been planning (and saving) for one year for one week on a cruise ship. This started last June 2007 when our daughter, Brenda, and her family wanted us to join them on the Disney Magic for a seven day cruise to the Mexican Riviera. They had been on this same ship the last two years taking the East & West Caribbean cruises. Now the Magic was coming to the West Coast and they signed up for another magical cruise wanting Nana and Papa to go with them.
We've been to Mexico a number of times and it wouldn't have been our choice of locations but the family wanted us to join them so we agreed. We've taken three 5 day cruises from LA to Catalina Island to San Diego to Ensenada and back to LA. We took the Panama Canal trip from Florida to San Diego and stopped in four ports in Mexico on the way. Two of the ports were ones that we stopped at on this current trip.
In 1975 we were a part of the 120 voice choir from Melodyland Christian Center that flew to Mexico City for a week of concerts. We also took a bus over to Pueblo (about 100 miles) for one of the concerts.
We pretty much have seen all of Mexico that we want to see so we decided to stay on board while our family took the excursions when we were in port. Besides, Ann had her electric scooter to get around on and you don't board a tender boat with a scooter at Cabo San Lucas to go into the city. The other two ports visited by Disney Magic were Mazatlan and Puerta Vallarta where you could walk directly off the ship. We saw them from Deck 9 as we were relaxing and reading. At Puerta Vallarta there is a WalMart and Sam's Club near our docking that we could see!
Over the next two months I will be writing stories and showing you pictures of our magical week. Stay tuned!