We got to meet Richard!
The third and final port was Cabo San Lucas. Cabo was very beautiful. It was rocky and more desert looking, but it did have the clearest water out of the two ports. We walked to the market and shopped and I bought a hand carved and painted porcupine. We took a boat taxi to get to the famous "Lover's Beach." It's a beach on the most southern tip of the Mexican Peninsula. On one side of the beach is the Pacific Ocean and the other the Sea of Cortes. The Pacific side was very dangerous and the waves were big. We saw a bunch of sea lions chilling on the rocks. It felt great to finally get on the beach. The water was very warm and the sand was white. We played on the beach for a while and then sun bathed. McKay and my Mom got sunburned, and of course my bangs were crazy looking. When we were at the market I was walking around in my modest one piece swimsuit and this local kid came up to me and said, "Oh, senorita you so sexy!" Then he asked me if I had a boyfriend. I told him that I was married and without any hesitation he asked me if I would want a second husband. I have a hard time keeping track of one. Then he told me that I was perfect and that I was very beautiful. I laughed about it because whenever you're feeling ugly, go down to Mexico, the men will make you feel like a model. Mexican men are so forward, I find it really interesting how they are so blunt about their feelings. I guess it's their "machismo" to blame.
The last day and a half on the cruise were very chill. We ate, slept, went to a lot of comedy shows, and made fun of the cruise director Butch "Pack the suit case" and "Tanzanite Tamara" (inside jokes). I'm going to explain why we made fun of these two people, and I hope it makes sense. Butch is the cruise director. He is tall, skinny, has big hair, and has a voice of a sports announcer. In the beginning of the cruise he taught a disco dance class where they taped it and it was replayed on the TV. One of his dance moves was called "packing the suitcase." It was so stupid looking that we started to do this dance move whenever we saw Butch on the boat. Caitlin and I dared Melanie to go up to him and say, "Hey Butch, pack the suit case," while performing the dance move. She failed and never did it. The other person we made fun of was Tamara. Tamara was the port shopping expert and she held a couple of lectures about where to shop in the ports. We went to one of her lectures and all she talked about was Tanzanite (a bluish gem) and how rare and beautiful it is. It was a huge advertisement/publicity stunt and all we heard and saw at the ports were signs that said "Tanzanite." It was so annoying that we started to call this chick "Tanzanite Tamara." This sounds really dumb and immature but making fun of these two people kept us sane when we were at sea.
My fabulous sister Caitlin has an amazing voice. She entered into the karoake contest and won for the best impression of Aretha Franklin. There was this drunk guy that would come and karoake everynight. One night he asked if Caitln would want to do a duet with him. He ended up in the production too, and was hammered. We saw him allover the boat that week and everytime we did he was drunk. Anway, Caitlin was in the final show on the cruise called Carnival Legends, where she sang her rendition of R-E-S-P-E-C-T. She looked so hot in her black wig.
Overall the cruise was a blast! I loved it. I never slept so well in my life. The best part was waking up every morning and having the ocean outside your window and balcony. It is hard for me to take naps because I can't turn off my brain so I can relax and sleep. On the cruise I took a nap everyday. It was so relaxing. Just what I needed to start my two internships and work. Thanks mom and dad for inviting McKay and I to come! We love you!