So....picking up where we left off.
After we returned with Bria from visiting the Mayan ruins, we ate lunch on the ship and then picked up the other two kids from the kids' club and headed back on shore. The Costa Maya port was pretty boring right off the pier, but since that's where they had the swimming with the dolphins (which was way too expensive, or we would have done it), we figured the girls would love to sit and watch them for a while.
And while they did rather enjoy the dolphins, they seemed quite a bit more intent upon gathering seashells from the "beach" we were on.
After they were sufficiently bored of the dolphins, we headed over to the fun pool that was there right on the "beach." It was surrounded by bars, and so my brother called it the alcohol pool. Luckily, we only had about 45 minutes before all aboard, so it really wasn't very crowded any more and we had it largely to ourselves.
Sophia and Chloe had a lot of fun playing in the water (and thankfully Miss Chloe had gotten over whatever she was angry about by now), while we just sat in the warmth and enjoyed watching them.
Oh, and not many pictures of Chloe because Sophia is a camera hog and upstaged Chloe at every chance she got. She is very aware of the camera and poses her little heart out. It's cute, but it would be nice to have proof of my other children, too.
Oh! There's Chloe!
Joel enjoying the sunshine.
And, just in case you're wondering where on earth Bria was, well, she was totally obsessed with finding seashells. She didn't even dip her pinky toe into the pool, and I am doubting she even noticed its existence.
But, hey! She did find lots of pretty shells.
Phewsh! Only about five more days of vacation to go! More to come....