Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Cruise: Day 9 and 10, De-Boarding and The Everglades and Flying Home

So, the ship docked at around 8 in the morning. The boarding and de-boarding process took a long time. That is the main thing, if you ever go on a cruise (and you should, it was really fun) just know that it takes a long time to get on and off. It is worth it though. And they have done it a lot of times so they are generally pretty organized.

The cheapest flights we found for the way home were for the next day though, so we decided that this day we needed to check out the Everglades. We even got to ride on an fanboat, which was super fun.

We even got to see some crocs in their natural habitat. 
Afterwards we got to see a little 'show' by this guy who worked with the animals. I don't remember this guy's name, but the little croc was named Snappy.
 And then I got to hold snappy! Mom had a little trouble with the camera, but you get the idea.
 And we walked around the park afterwards and we got really close to one of them. It made Mom a bit nervous, as you can see.

After Everglades Park the tour guide woman drove us around a few different parts of Miami and showed us some really cool and expensive areas. Then we went back to the hotel. We walked to a nearby place for food, then we just chilled out until we flew home.

The flight was crazy. We had two layovers, one in Orlando and then another one in Denver (I think). The thing is in Orlando we got diverted and went through Arizona. It was a long day of flying, but we made it. Then when we got back we picked up the car - which was all warmed up for us thanks to the place we parked it, and we drove home.

It was a great vacation - Mom and I both agree. If you ever get a chance you should do a cruise. We met lots of fun people and had lots of fun experiences. Who knows what the plan is for the next trip! Thanks for reading all the updates and sorry that I took so long to post it all.

The next few posts are going to be about my progress on my list and about my birthday trip around the US. Stay tuned!

No comments: