After exiting the ship the first thing we did was walk over into the Bahamas and get on another ship. This ship was much smaller and was a snorkeling boat. We all gone on the boat and headed out for about 20 minutes to a reef in the middle of the ocean so we could snorkel. We were all amazed by how green and clear the water was. While snorkeling we were able to see tons of colorful fish and the guys from the boat threw a bunch of fish food in the ocean which made them come even more. At first Brayden and Logan were freezing in the water and a little freaked out about sticking their heads in the water with a snorkel on. But after a little while both of them decided to give it another try and had fun. I had told them that the water would be warm and it wasn't exactly warm even though it was warmer than the ocean we are used to.
On the way back we had some fun experiences. One of them had to do with Logan and I will not go into the details on this blog but if you want to ask me sometime I will tell you "off the record". The other part that made it fun was the guys who were on the ship cranked up the music and were leading everyone in dances the whole way back. We had a blast dancing and enjoying the scenery.
We made it safely back to the Bahamas and quickly went onto the Disney Ship to eat some lunch and drop Logan off at the kids club. After dropping Logan off we went back over to the Bahamas for some tourist shopping. There is a little place called the Straw Market in the Bahamas which is very similar to a flea market. Every 5 feet is a different person trying to pitch on their products. The funny thing was they were all selling the same things so we just shopped for the lowest price. I was impressed by many of their sales tactics but some were a little pushy. I was also impressed by Brayden's bargaining skills as illustrated in the picture below. The reason Logan is not in the picture below is because he refused to be in it. I guess he felt we had taken enough pictures. Especially after that Mickey sticker one :) The other cool thing we got was an authentic painting of the Bahamas beach with a artist on the street and we had to take his picture. That has fit nicely into our home.
After shopping for a few hours it was time to come back aboard the Disney Dream. We picked up Logan and got ready for PIRATE NIGHT!! This was a really fun night. When we got back to our room we each had pirate bandanas laid out on our beds, 4 golden chocolate coins and of coarse a funny towel monkey hanging from the ceiling with my sunglasses on. Pirate night started first with dinner. The food was wonderful and the staff was all dressed up in pirate attire.
Logan got to take a quick picture with one of his buddies that he hung out with at the kids club, Stitch.
THEN CAME THE PIRATE PARTY, FIREWORKS, AND DANCE PARTY!!! The pirate party started with a show featuring Jack Sparrow and his pirate crew. After this show they had a firework show for about 10 minutes which was AWESOME!! Then they turned the entire top deck into Club Pirate dance party. It was fun to watch the kids get their groove on. They even set aside some time for a quick sword fight. We let it slide being pirate night at all :)
Another amazing day!! We all crashed pretty hard tonight after a long fun day!