After a full day at the beach, we decided to drop the kids at the kids club and head out to explore the dockyard.
Here's the security building you check in when you return and it's right as soon as you get off the ship.
Calico Jacks is one of the first places you come to and it's off to the right side. It's free entry and it's a "floating" boat bar. They have a pool slide into the ocean (which tells you to swim at your own risk) and people looked like they were enjoying themselves. (I mean we all know that drinking and sliding into the water goes hand in hand right?) We watched for awhile because we kept seeing huge fish jumping up out of the water in that area. I guess the people going down the slides were disturbing their "space". LOL
Right in front of there is the dolphin swim area. We watched for awhile to see if we could see any of the dolphin fins come up, but we didn't see any. I suppose they probably put them up some where when the swims are over?
Since we rode the choo choo to the bus stop, we probably missed this part. I believe the foot prints on the sidewalk is to take you to the bus stop? I think Shrek came one day to help them out with the footprints. What other explanation could there be?
Picture opportunities around the dockyard and we would take full advantage of them. It's just all fun and games in this family.
Walking along the streets...just snapping pictures.
We found a small little restroom area tucked away and decided it's now or never.
The girls headed in. Put me and Kendra together in a bathroom and it always ends up with goofiness. (Last cruise Kendra had the deflatable chins treatment) This would be no different.
Kendra and I finished first and walked outside leaving Chrissy inside. We shut the door behind us quietly.
What happens with a door that has a lock on the OUTSIDE?
You lock it right?
Then you yell "We're catching up with the guys Chrissy, see you in a little bit" and then you hold your breath and wait for it...
HA! She was locked in and it wasn't long before we couldn't hold back the laughter and had to let her out.
She is well aware of how goofy Kendra is and I don't think she got the full treatment of how I was until this cruise. :p I mean, where does she think Kendra gets her personality from? :D
The Vicutalling Yard. I swear (well my hubby did) that this place was haunted. LOL
The hubs and Kendra's bf had went over to check out the buildings and then came back and told me "These buildings are haunted I swear." I laughed and walked over. He was like "Listen to the sounds in these buildings. It's creepy."
The buildings were deteriorating and was loaded with tons of trash and old broken down things. It was kinda creepy looking and the sounds coming from the top of the ceiling areas were spooky.
I kept telling the hubby that it had to be the birds making those sounds up in the rafters. What else would cause such a creepy sound?
Time to get out of there and keep walking and exploring.
Of course everything at the dockyard was already closed. I really don't understand this. You would think they would be open later when the ships are in port (which honestly is probably every day right?). But then again if they could care less if we are there and don't really need the money, then I guess that explains it.
So, we would just be browsing the entire dockyard and window shopping. I guess I'll keep my hard earned dollars in my pockets.
Found the train from earlier parked and roosters running all over the place.
The Clocktower Mall
I just couldn't resist turning around every so often and snapping a picture of the Dawn. LOL