Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sun Valley

Eric and I had the opportunity to go up to Sun Valley last weekend with my mom and dad. My dad had a work convention up there, and invited us along for the ride. I think they invited us because being empty nester's now I think they get a little sick of each other. :) Anyways, we had a really good time. For all of you who know my mom know she REALLY likes to play games. So any chance we got we were back in our condo playing games. I must say though, it wasn't all that bad. There is not a ton of stuff to do in Sun Valley, it was more just a relaxing get-a-way which was well needed. We did ride the tram to the top of the mountain, which was beautiful. The last night we were there we watched the famous Ice show. Brian Boitano was the star performer, and he was amazing! It was fun to get away, and spend some quality time with my awesome parents! On the drive home mom gave us a tour of her old stompin grounds, Twin Falls! We stopped by my grandma and grandpa Cook's grave, and also by there old home. It was a blast!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Cruise / Honeymoon

Eric and I were married on July 19, 2007. For our honeymoon we really wanted to go on a cruise. Our best friends had gone on cruises and we had heard only good things about them. The only down fall was that the summer time was not the best time to go on a cruise in the Carribean because of hurricane season and all that. Our friends were going on a cruise the next March, and invited us to go along with them. We decided that we could do that for our honeymoon and just do something small after the wedding. March couldn't come fast enough. We were so excited to leave. The ship we were going on was the largest ship that sails the ocean right now. We saw pictures and movies about our ship, but they did NO justice!! The day finally came. We woke up at 4 a.m. and headed to the airport. We flew to Atlanta airport where we then caught a plane to Miami. We cruised on Royal Carribean's Liberty of the Seas for 8 days. Our first stop was Labadee, Haiti which was Royal Carribeans private island. We just hung out at the beach and listened to the ocean. The next stop was Montego Bay, Jaimaca. There we had a 2 hour (scary) bus ride to Ochos Rios to hike up the Dunns River Falls. It was gorgeous! Third destination was The Grand Cayman Islands, which probably was our favorite stop. We went swimming with the stingrays, which was amazing, and went to hell :). It was probably the cleanest island, and not so scary. The last stop was Cozumel Mexico, where we swam with the dolphins. That was an experience of a life time!! It was hard to come home after that. I didn't know that a ship could entertain for that long. We were on it for 8 days, and still didn't get to see it all. It was unbelievable! The only problem is now if we go on a cruise it will never measure up, because it was the largest one! We had a blast and have so many memories of it.