Labadee, Haiti Adventures with Zip Lining

Trip Start Nov 08, 2008
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Trip End Nov 24, 2008


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Monday, November 17, 2008

All righty - this was our first port of call and we were pumped to be hitting dry land for some fun. We're going zip lining. So are Jamie and Dana, but they're on at a different time than us. Dragon's Breath zip line is the 2nd longest zip line in the world and the longest over water. The longest is in Alaska! It is high, high, high and loooong! We are so pumped!!! Went and received our orientation, then down a test zip line which was tiny in comparison. Good trial run though. One of the ladies in our group was a screamer - holy crap did she ever have a set of lungs on her.

While we were waiting we decided to watch Jamie and Dana's run. They both had a big ass smile on their face when they came a zipping by. It was sooo hot out we had to watch them right from within the ocean itself (and it's still early - 10:00am). Man did the waves ever feel refreshing. That is, until Dana pointed out the signage about sea lice - huh?? Thank gawd we were just up to our thighs!!!! That might have proven to be somewhat uncomfortable at a later time.

Gave the two musketeers a big hug and woohoo shout out for their zippin...then it was our turn so they said they'll take a few pic's of us coming down the line! Dude put me on the fastest line so I was hoping it wasn't due to the denseness of the body - heheheh, as he suggested to earlier folks.

Once that was done we headed over to the beach to cool down and grab a beverage. Enjoyed the buffet provided by the cruise prior to that. Ended up seeing a bunch of other YK'ers along the way - we're everywhere. Headed out on the snorkling boat and got front row seats - oh yeah, that worked out. We saw all kinds of sea creatures, not just fish. The guides were kind enough to give us a bit of a background on all the octopus, sea cucumbers, crabs, squid, etc...twas a great time all around and we saw a lot. In all honesty, did see far more beautiful fish in Southeast Asia. This was still great as we did see more different types of sea creatures.

Once the tour was over it was time to head back to the ship on the tenders (ferry boats). Of course we were on the last one heading in. It was full of YK'ers which didn't surprise me in the least. Several were well on their way.

Once back onboard, we basically had to shower and get ready for our formal dinner. Formal for Sherry & I generally consisted of slacks and blouses. For most others it was dresses. They allowed us in and Jamie with his black jeans, so we were good to go. Stopped in at Jamie and Dana's for a visit before heading down for din din. Everybody looked great and it was, once again, an amazing meal. Was great having Al at the table cause if you couldn't finish whatever one was eating, he was there for us! Way to go Rambo (many locals called him Rambo due to his large bodybuild physique)!

After dinner the casino was calling us again. And there we were by nights end winning a bunch at the table - another US$600 net by nights end. Man we had such a great table. Funny how we were the only table the dealer would be ringing that bell (tips). No other tables' bells could be heard. Cheap buggers! Even the pit bosses were enjoying the yahoo's and laughs. Every dealer left our table smiling, so we were obviously a 'fun table' for them.

Decided to go and see the comedian at 11:30. What a great show that was. We all had some great chuckles that night. Following that we were pretty tired, so decided to call it a night (after grabbing some ham & cheese croissants from the 24 hour cafe). We had another port of call tomorrow with even more adventures - Jamaica!

I tell you, being rocked to sleep each night is just friggin awesome!!!
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hater on

good for ya'll and just to make sur ya'l know this is my country like these other kid in u.s all ways tell me

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