Adventures of Betty & Kelly, aka Bets & Kets, aka Belly & Ketty, aka Barbara & Keisha, aka Barbie & Kesha! :P So many aliases!
Get ready to see too many pictures of Kelly and I acting ridiculous on our fabulous cruise!
It was 6 days/5 nights of nothing but wonderful on the Carnival Triumph & our ports were in Progreso, Mexico and Cozumel, Mexico!
**I may have left out some events; I had drunk-brain most of the trip. Shit happens. :P
We were so freaking excited, we got hammered with three drinks each before the ship even set sail, haha! It was quite a start to a very alcohol-soaked trip (our tab at the end was $800)!
At dinner we met our new BFF, Preston, who we hung out with pretty much every evening for the duration of the cruise.
- first drinks! the green iguana -
- our room! so happy to be on board -
- first little towel critter -
We hit the pool decks with our books for a few hours, then went to lunch where the ENTIRE staff on the cruise broke out into the YMCA and dazzled us all!
We hit up an art auction with some free champagne and Kelly almost bought a $150 piece of art, but decided against it at the last minute.
We hit the casino to buy some playing cards for Kelly’s collection and paid a whopping $1 for the deck! Then we crashed for a quick nap before dinner (we did this every day) and when Preston tried to remember our names, he deemed us “Barbara and Keisha” for the rest of the trip. :P
We went to make fun of the drunk singers at Karakoe with Preston, the best of which was a woman singing Cher’s “If I Could Turn Back Time” with a raunchy fist pump, ahahha!
We laughed our asses off at the comedy show! The comedian was hilarious and we made sure to see him again on our last night.
- drinks on the pool deck -
- nothing but ocean -
- a few drinks in -
- YMCA lunch special -
- Kelly doing some hallway drinking -
- looking pretty for dinner -
- more drinking after dinner -
- second little towel critter -
Progreso, Mexico! Kelly and I walked the beach and settled in the perfect spot to tan and read for while before grabbing lunch and strawberry margaritas at a little beach-front cantina.
We did a little tourist shopping and then hopped back on the boat for a few more drinks & a nap.
We attended a talent show with only 3 acts, but they were good!
We went to the “deck party” with Preston where there were not nearly enough people dancing and an annoying camera man was all over everybody. Needless to say, we didn’t stay long.
- Progreso, Mexico beach -
- one of many birdie friends -
- strawberry margaritas on the beach -
- one of the longest piers in the world -
- back to the boat -
- drinking our calories -
- the ship’s smaller pool & hot tubs -
- third little towel critter -
We went zip-lining and snorkeling!! We each only paid $90 and spent a few solid hours at a resort in Cozumel where we played on a zip-line obstacle course, climbing 60 foot towers and crossing rope bridges! Then we went snorkeling and saw some little & big fishies doing their fish thing.
We were going to do a Tequila tasting, but we decided against it and headed back to the boat for lunch, some more shopping/drinking, and then took another much need nap.
We went to the Magic Show where we saw so many beautiful dancers in elaborate costumes and a few pretty good magic tricks!
We went to a show with Preston after dinner called “A Kiss Goodnight” which was a burlesque-ish show… they said you had to be 18+, but there was not one tit shown!
- snacks for later :b -
- resort in Cozumel, Mexico -
- zip line obstacle course -
- snorkel snorkel -
- Kelly being adorable -
- Carnival Triumph -
- fourth little towel critter -
- we’re cute -
We spent most of our day on the pool decks with our books, took a nap, and went to dinner. This was by far the laziest day. <3
We went to a double comedy show with Preston and got shit-faced with 2 bottles of champagne plus a few glasses.
We drunkenly stumbled to the piano bar for a few drinks and a sing-along sesh.
We took black-out pictures before passing out… Oh joy. :P
- last day view on the pool deck -
- our hilarious, handsome, and “humble” friend, Preston -
- black out pictures… not bad (; -
- fifth & last little towel “critter” -
We ported in Galveston around 8:30 in the morning. Kelly and I were more hung over this morning than any other on the trip, haha.
We endured a nauseating breakfast, packed up our last belongings, stood in the customs line for a relatively quick period, and then drove back to Austin!
Once home, I unraveled with the love of my life. (; So good to be back in my own bed and in his arms. <3
I am so very grateful for Kelly Joy Mullen and our 6-year friendship that continues to be fantastic fun! Cheers to a great vacation & hopefully many more to come!