Mexico Cruise 2007 (1 of 4)

To celebrate their 50th year as husband and wife, my parents took me, my two brothers, and our families (11 of us altogether) on a cruise down the western coast of Mexico. We stopped in three ports along the way: Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta.

Tessala collected most of these images and also wrote most of the captions, which is probably why they're more entertaining than usual.

Alina and Greg in the Oakland airport goofing around in the baggage check line.
Owner Tessala Larson

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Tessa was having a little bit of trouble getting through security with her speakers inside her backpack. (Large machines such as iPod speakers are very dangerous items, you know.)

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Alina drinking her Vitamin C Monster on the get-on-it-and-you-don't-have-to-walk-thing.

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...and Tessa with HER Vitamin C Monster on the get-on-it-and-you-don't-have-to-walk-thing. She'd been going back and forth on them a few times before Greg and Alina finally got there with her drink. ;)

Alina pretending to be the main character in this shot, when truly the blurry people in the background are the ones trying to be captured. They're the band Rogue Wave that Tessa knew, and knew she would regret it if she didn't get a picture of them somehow.
Owner Tessala Larson

A clearer shot of the back-end of one of the group members of Rogue Wave.

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Some passengers arrived on the cruise ship earlier than others.

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Tess and Alina guarding the luggage on the upper deck waiting to be allowed into their room.

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The o-so-famous buffet tables.

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A great artistic shot of the Oosterdam docked in San Diego.
Keywords boating, photoshop

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Tedd with San Diego in the background.

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5:30 cocktails with Omi and Opa in their room... some things never change no matter where you are.

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First night on the ship. Everyone was excited.... In Alina's case, so excited her hair was sticking straight up.

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Leaving San Diego. Mexico here we come! (Soooo cheesy)

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Tess and Alina relaxing on the upper deck. (look at Alina's face! XD)

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Tessa's idea. The deck just looked so lonely with all of those empty chairs, so Tess went down there to accompany them, and Alina followed, and you can always count on Greg to capture these great moments in life.

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We were having so much fun, that we watched the Flinstones in our room. (Whatever you're thinking, you're wrong. Because we were NOT bored.)

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Alina discovered this pretty awesome staircase with mirrors all around where it curves around. Pretty exciting, I know.

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Omi and Opa at dinner on the first night. They fed us well. Too well.

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Tedd and Sandy on the first night at dinner as well. They got this great table where you can see the water behind the ship passing by.

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Sandy, Haley, and April eating their first course out of 3 or 4.

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Alina... what more can I say?

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Greg goofing off.... again. But it's expected. At least I didn't add the one of him picking his nose and doing the hula, right?
Owner Tessala Larson

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A nice shot of Greg at dinner on the first night of over-stuffing.
Owner Tessala Larson

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Flowers on the dinner table: by Tessa :D
Owner Tessala Larson

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Rory, Courtney, and Tedd on the first night still on their first course of 3 or 4...

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The view from the back-end of the ship. B-E-A-utiful.

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This was our rival ship. The Carnival cruise ship. They were alongside us the whole trip long.
Keywords boating, photoshop

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Fancy atrium in the midship area.
Keywords hdr, nice

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Lunch with Omi and Opa on the Lido deck, where the food can be found... and most of the people on the cruise ship can also be found.

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Greg and Alina wandered the ship a few times. And brought the camera with them.

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Alina and Tess in Omi and Opa's room right before dinner on formal night.

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Haley in Omi and Opa's room for cocktails also on formal night.

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Courtney and April and Omi relaxing and chatting away during cocktail hour.

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Opa insisted on keeping the door open, and the only way that was possible was if he stood int he doorway and chatted from there.

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Tedd all dressed up on formal night. (With his recycled rubber tie)
Keywords Ward, photoshop

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Tedd and Tess at the table. Tessa's face just says "What did I just put in my mouth...?"

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Sandy and Alina at dinner... again. Getting a little repetitive, eh? It's because we ate a lot.

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Haley and Courtney eating their starters for the night.

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Omi and Opa's 50th anniversary cake. Which they never got to eat. They give it to you with a candle, sing "Happy anniversary" to you, let you blow out the candle, take the cake away, and never bring it back.

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