Tuesday 3 June 2014

Stampin' Up! Grand Vacation - Final Instalment!

Friday ..... and our final excursion ...... in Mexico! 

I can't begin to tell you how excited I was about today! I have dreamed about swimming with Dolphins ever since I was a small child ..... and today was the day!

Again, we spent the day with the lovely Julie Kettlewell and her fabulous hubby Robin :o) 

We docked at Cozumel and took a short taxi ride to the Chankanaab National Park.

We arrived early for our swim, so watched a Sea Lion show ....

We all queued up afterwards to get a 'kiss' from the sea lion and have our photos taken with him ....... BUT sadly we all forgot to pick up the photos at the end of the day! 

We had a drink on the beach while we waited for our allotted time slot.

It was beautiful ...............

And then it was time! :o)

We had arranged to have the top option for the swim. This meant that we were in a very small group and got to do 'extras'! Wooohooo!

I loved every single minute!

I love this photo of Lauren!

After leaving the Dolphins, we were able to get in another pool with some Manatees! We were able to stroke them and feed them. Being so close to these gentle giants was amazing! 

We had a very late lunch afterwards and then went back to the ship.

Mexico was my most favourite day of the entire trip!

One last towel 'friend' greeted us on arriving back at our cabin that evening!

And ...... our wonderful pillow gift that night was .........


Love it!


Saturday was our last day on the ship .... and another sea day. 

We spent the day looking for gifts to take home for people, relaxing and packing.

The final pillow gift arrived early on Saturday afternoon. Our cases had to be packed and left outside the cabin that night, so I guess they wanted us to have the chance to pack it away.

It was a really cute bag, made by Sage & Harper. Stampin' Up! must have arranged to have it customised, because it had one of our buttons on it and a piece of stamp rubber had been stitched onto one side ..... which said 'Stampin' Up!' of course :o)

I am so grateful to have had the chance to go on this trip ... and to share it with my daughter. I will treasure these memories forever :o) 

Thank you to all my wonderful customers and Team for all of your support ..... and most of all ..............

Thank you so much Stampin' Up!

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