Sunday, October 26, 2008

Cruisin with my Broskis

So Mom and Dad were awesome enough to take me and the brothers on an awesome cruise. It was so fun to be there with my 4 brothers and my parents. I don't know the last time the 5 of us were all together at the same time. These are pics from Cozumel where we rented scooters and drove all over the island. Tal was with us in spirit as he met up with us there in Cozumel.
Here's Josh with his camera strapped in tightly (which was a good thing cause there were some unexpected bumps.
Here's Noah showing some leg. These little things were pretty fast.

I almost fell off my scooter trying to take these pics while I hope you can appreciate them.
We all drove along in a little caravan. All following behind mom and dad who opted for one of these instead of the scooters. Dad is obsessed with these things. I drove it too. Pretty fast little pups. I hope he really gets one.Here we are with Pops after formal dinner night. The food was so dang good. We went through a lot of food at our table each night. Had to try at least 2 or 3 of everything...appetizers, dessert, and entrees.
And with our Beautiful Mom. What a lady she is to put up with 6 guy for a week. It was so fun to sit there for hours at dinner or lunch or on the deck, or wherever to have really in depth conversations and discussions about everything from the economy to politics, to hopes and dreams. I have some great brothers as role models. It was awesome to get their take on life and how they do things.
Here is something I had to show people. Every night the room steward left these animals on our beds made out of towels. We had a good laugh about this seductively posed puppy.
Here we are at Chichen Itza. These incredible Mayan ruins. 7 square miles of pyramids and ruins. Some for the 5th century AD and the newer part from the 10th century AD. These explorers went out in the 1850s in search of what was a legend of an old city. And happened onto these incredible ruins that had been buried in the jungle. (Notice the pyramid shape of our heights as well).
We had a grand old time. Even though we weren't able to go to Roatan Island in Honduras b/c of a political uprising, or to Belize because of a big old tropical storm. We had a whole lot of fun scuba diving in Cayman, and a trip to the Turtle farm (see video of mom below). In Cozumel on scooters and snorkeling, and in Progreso (a replacement site for the places we couldn't go) at Chichen Itza. Or on the "fun days at sea" as they called them, eating up a storm. Cruises are also a great motivator to get in and stay in shape as there are some gigantic people lumbering around. Other highlights were watching some awesome Red Sox games on the boat, only to be let down in game 7 after we got off the boat (luck ran out), the waterslide, having fun with drunk people. Thanks mom and dad, that was a trip to remember!

Here are a few more pics for the fam and my bro's wives cause I know no one else will post pics (except maybe Josh). And one more, can't forget this awesome little room we packed into. The beds folded out of the ceiling. It was sweet!

Mom Likes Turtles.


bostonshumways said...

awesome E....thanks for the pics. That looks SOOOO fun. Also, thanks for the music....I normally just have your blog up so that we can all hear good music. Sure do miss you and Julie!

anonymous said...

That was so fun being with you Eli! I wish we could do the whole thing over again. You got some great pics on the scooters...I need to get mine up.

Jonah and Aja said...

Sweet blog. Thanks for posting phots of my really hot husband. Man, he is so HOT! Deutschland.

shawni said...

Awesome, Elijah. Dave and I were on those exact same scooters doing the exact same thing last year. Weird. Looks like you guys had so much fun. It was great to talk the other day...give Julie a big hug from us. Love you guys!

Eyrealm said...

GREAT pcitures Eli! They made us laugh all the way from Vietnam! I've got some to post too but just haven't had a minute. It was so great being with our five amazing men! Who knows when that will ever happen again. Where has all that time gone?
Love to you and Julie,