Friday, May 6, 2011

VH1 Best Cruise Ever 2 - Day 3

We started the morning bright and early with breakfast and then met up with Tracy & Steph to get to our Cozumel excursion. It was a beautiful day in Mexico and we really couldn’t have asked for better weather the entire cruise.

We went right to the docks to board our catamaran and get the day started. The guys on the crew of our excursion were a blast. There was one named “Nacho” that looked like a Mexican Jack Sparrow. No joke.

Our excursion!

Tracy & Steph with Nacho!

We went out to the reef and jumped in the water for about an hour of snorkeling, seeing lots of colorful fish in what was a great experience. Then it was time for fun in the sun with margaritas when the catamaran took us all to a beautiful beach for some playtime in the ocean. The beach was filled with all kinds of goodies including everything from water slides to trampolines. It was so fun! The slide was the best part, but climbing it was an upper body workout. I did it once and that was enough for me. On the other hand, the water trampoline was awesome. After we got back onto the catamaran, they gave us a ride back to the docks, filled with more drinking and some cheesy line dance music, which was a ton of fun. I’m so glad we did this excursion because it was a blast and worth every penny.

Sun & Fun!

When we headed back to the ship for a quick lunch, we grabbed Chad & Amy and then went back on the island to hang out at Fat Tuesday, where we spent a few hours talking, drinking and laughing. On our way back to the ship, we spotted Jimmy from Train and took a funny picture with him at the bar. After that we saw our buddy Jim Shearer who happened to be filming a segment for the Top 20 Countdown and they ended up putting us in the shot with him, which was really exciting. Hopefully, we should be in the very last segment of the show this weekend when they air the countdown.

Fat Tuesday

The gang with Jimmy from Train

Us with The Inspiration in the background

Getting ready to be on the Top 20 Countdown

Once back onboard, I was feeling pretty worn out from sun, swimming and margaritas. We had took a nap, grabbed some dinner and roamed the ship before getting ready for the night. We headed up to the Paris Lounge to see Mat Kearney and The Script. I can honestly say that I didn’t know much about Mat or his music before the cruise and left vacation a huge fan. He has some great tunes and is a genuinely nice guy. After he went off, it was time for The Script. I’ve been looking forward to seeing these guys for months and they did not disappoint. Danny has an incredible voice and even though they’re considered rock/pop, he has a flow to his singing that almost reminds me of rap/R&B. They really put on a show and Danny’s stage presence kept everyone engaged the entire time.

Me with Jason Wade from Lifehouse

Mat Kearney

The Script

After the show, we headed up to The Candlelight Lounge to find Chad & Amy. We bumped into Ryan Star and chatted with him for a little. He was another very nice, talented artist on the cruise. We caught part of the Civil Twilight show and then went to see the Yacht Rock Revue on the Lido Deck. They were doing covers of U2 songs that night. We stayed for a bit and then went with Tracy and Stephanie to get some late night snacks. The weather was beautiful, so we dined al fresco. It was great to relax and chat awhile with good friends.

Us with Ryan Star


Kathie @ Like A Box Of Chocolates said...

how awesome!!! eek, I can't wait to see you on the countdown. I'm gonna scream, that's Jules-I know her! lol

Belle de Couture said...

Love cruises! Lucky duck, you were able to meet Lifehouse!


Jessica said...

Absolutely jealous you have a picture with Jason! If I went on the cruise I would have stalked him the whole time. LOL!

Tasha said...

This may be the most fun post of all time! You got to hear some of my FAVORITE bands! Those pics of you guys with the balloon hats are too much fun! I love it! It looks like you went to BEAUTIFUL places too!!!

Kori said...

You're so lucky!!! Have a great time honey!

If you get a chance, check out my post today, we're doing a novel release party about the release of my first book! I'd love to have you stop by and be a part of the party! Have a fabulous Fashion Friday love! Kori xoxo

Gwen said...

I love balloon hats and drinks and the ocean. I think I need to be on one of these cruises with you. :)

Sarah Beth - Dixie Gator Gal said...

looks like y'all had a blast! So Fun!!

jenna ♥ a little blue said...

um hello wow... this sounds amazing!!! i am completely jealous.

the photos are great!! keep em coming!! :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I keep forgetting that you went on a Mexican cruise. That area is SO beautiful!

We went snorkeling in the area, but closer to Cancun, so amazing. Sounds like your excursion was awesome!

I will def be checking my listings to see you on VH1 this weekend!! I'm friends with a TV star!!! What?! Hehe

I feel like I may have one of Mat's songs...or like I've wanted to look into him further becuase I heard some of his music. Good to know you liked him, I need to check him out.

And funny story, my old co-worker was a huge Ryan Star fan. We have a hallway filled with pics and there's a pic of him and her hanging :)

Can't wait to read more!

Galaxy Girl said...

so jelly! I am in love with Mat Kearney and The Script. You lucky duck!

Tommy said...

wish I could be there!

Karen in Progress said...

OMG. It looks like you are having the time of your life.

Meghan said...

That is so cool that you also get to hang out with these musicians! And I really love Mat Kearney!

Miss Southern Prep said...

That cruise looks awesome! I can't believe you met Lifehouse!

Fashion Meets Food said...

I am so jealous. It looks like such an absolutely amazing time!!! I <3 lifehouse!