There was supposed to be a Cat and the Hat show at 2:30 that day that we were all planning on going to but for some reason they cancelled it. We went to the Camp Ocean (child care area) to ask about it and Raley decided that she wanted to stay and play. We were very proud of her for being so eager to stay and play in an area she had never seen before.
While Raley was playing we took Audrey up to the splash pad area to play. This was by far Audrey’s favorite area. She loves pop jets and fountains. David even put her on the bottom part of the slide and helped her slide down (she was too little to go down from the top.)
|That smile! ?|
|This is such a Raley face|
|Finger in nose|
|Thanks, Erica, for sharing this dress! I ended up getting it for $18.63, which I believe was over 80% off!|
|They did this until David could barely move his arms!|
|That fit Raley threw that morning must have wore her out, because this is a rarity for her.|
The beach was not what I expected. I expected white, fluffy sand and blue water with plenty of room to play in the sand and swim. In actuality, it is a strip of shops and restaurants on one side and beach on the other. The beach was very crowded and the sand is not sand you wanted to play in. The water was more of a tan color, not blue. And there were areas of seaweed, which the girls did not like their feet to touch. We tried to make the best out of it and swim away from the seaweed. The girls still liked floating out in the ocean and Raley liked that she could touch the bottom. It made her feel like a big girl. We saw a live sting ray swimming around too, which was cool.
|Public beach in Costa Maya|
It started raining and we decided to start making our way back to the ship. There were taxi drivers everywhere just waiting for people so we didn’t have to flag one down, which was nice. Once we got back to port we shopped around a little bit, then headed back to ship. Getting back on board was quick and easy. They scan your Sail & Sign card and you have to pass your bags through security but it was quick and painless.
|This is at the port. This water is what I was picturing it was like everywhere|
|This was a very large, very clean pool with a swim up bar.|
|Best family pic we could get. haha|
We stayed as long as we possibly could – the last shuttle was leaving at 2:30. We packed up our things, got washed off, and headed to catch the shuttle. Raley and I got to enjoy a popsicle on the way back. The girls looked so little sitting in this van without a car seat.
|This is a typical Audrey face|
|Audrey just wanted to hug him, she didn’t want to turn around for pictures. haha|
|Raley carried her bright orange “sock monkey” just about everywhere she went|
|She sort of spaced out, just watching everything going on around her|
|Audrey typically still faces backward, but for this trip we let her sit forward facing. It allowed for more room in the front seat.|