We are getting ready to head to our last destination prior to departing for South Africa...one last pillow before laying my head on my own.
We began our USA trip in Florida which now seems so long ago. We did so much I didn't have a chance to capture it in the franzenfam cyber diary then. So now I'll hit a very special highlight...pillow #3, the watery one.
My parents, Vern and Millie, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year.
Aren't they cute?!
I'm sure there would be no argument that such a milestone deserves to be celebrated in a big way. Due to the wonderful planning by my brother, this crew....
celebrated together on this....
There was lots of water fun on and off the boat....
We had 2 stops along the way, the first was in Grand Cayman. There the kids would snorkel with the stingray at Sting Ray City.
The big black shadows under the water are the stingrays..yeah, pretty big and a bit scary at times.
Our second stop was in Cozumel. There we spent the day at a beautiful national park, swimming and snorkeling.
Here is "Kelly's snorkel school", as my sister in-law, Kelly, was the first to take 6 of the 7 kids snorkeling.
Tori, kid #7, was content to play in the pool instead of snorkel.
Even non-aqua Grandma had fun watching the kids play and being smothered by their affection...
This was also the start of our over-eating marathon. We ate some great food and some firsts for a few of the crew...
Many of our evenings ended in a game or two.
And when finally retiring, exhausted to our cubicle referred to as a "room" our turn down included one of these fun guys
We even learned to make our own towel creations. Hey, you never know when making a monkey from bath towels might come in handy.
Like everything else, all good things come to an end. We disembarked full of memories of fun with family and Freddy.