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2015 Mexican Riviera Cruise – Days 1 and 2

To celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary, Jeri and I (Tim) took our first cruise thanks to our loving, generous children (especially the ones with jobs). Justin and Josiah dropped us off in Long Beach (about a 30-minute drive from home) on Wednesday, September 23rd.

We sailed on the Crown Princess along with over 3,000 other passengers.

While Walking Up to Board the Crown Princess. Click photo for full size.
While Walking Up to Board the Crown Princess. Click photo for full size.

Here’s a picture of our room.

Our Cabin on the Crown Princess. Click photo for full size.
Our Cabin on the Crown Princess. Click photo for full size.

Overnight, we sailed to San Diego which was only a short distance away. We woke up in San Diego Harbor.

Jeri Looking Out from Our Balcony in San Diego. Click photo for full size.
Jeri Looking Out from Our Balcony in San Diego. Click photo for full size.

Here’s view from our balcony. Note the submarine in the picture.

B-39 Submarine in San Diego viewed from our Cruise Ship. Click photo for full size.
B-39 Submarine in San Diego viewed from our Cruise Ship. Click photo for full size.

This morning we went up to the buffet for breakfast. While we were sitting, a couple in their 60s came walking by and sat two tables away from us. She was berating him for not telling her exactly where to find him. Apparently he told her that he would “be outside.” Since the outside eating area is pretty large, she was frustrated that she had to walk around to find him. She slammed her tray on the table and repeatedly told him how wrong he was. He did say that he was sorry but she didn’t accept his apologies.

After breakfast, we walked around the ship and explored for a bit. We found the highest deck.

A Selfie on the Topmost Deck of the Crown Princess. Click photo for full size.
A Selfie on the Topmost Deck of the Crown Princess. Click photo for full size.

Jeri woke up with a slight headache. Oftentimes her headaches go away after she gets up. However this one didn’t. So she took a nap most of the afternoon.

We turned on the Romance movie channel in our room and we saw the end of a movie “The Fault in Our Stars.” It’s a PG-13 romance drama about two cancer-stricken teenagers.

Tim had to eat lunch by himself…definitely not as fun. He even went to the evening show by himself. Jay Alexander, the mentalist, did some cool “mind-reading” tricks. Very entertaining. He does a second (different) show later on the cruise as well.

Next Day 3 – At Sea

Cruise Days 1 and 2 – Departure and San Diego
Cruise Day 3 – At Sea
Cruise Day 4 – Cabo San Lucas
Cruise Day 5 – Loreto
Cruise Day 6 – La Paz
Cruise Day 7 – At Sea
Cruise Day 8 – Puerto Vallarta
Cruise Day 9 – At Sea
Cruise Day 10 – At Sea
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