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Willdra's Bodacious Carnival Breeze April 27-May 4 Cruise

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We walked through the maze of the port area and went outside. The exit is not easy to find in Costa Maya at all. I almost felt like we were in a low key hostage situation. They do not advertise how to get out.  We really just followed the group in front of us. I would hate to be caught in there, in an actual emergency. It would not be cute.

 

Once we made it out, we looked for the taxis. I don’t think they are allowed to come into the gated area. When we asked someone how to get a taxi, we were told to take the shuttle. Nope. We declined and decided to walk outside the gate to look. When we got out there, there were taxis lined up waiting for us (not us specifically, but for passengers). We hopped in the first one, and he floored it to Yaya. They charge a flat $8 to the beaches which was very cost effective.

 

We made it to Yaya in a few minutes, checked in at the bar, and were shown our lounge chair for the day. I’d picked our spot beforehand online. I wanted to be on an end and not too close to other loungers. We were in a perfect location. There was an amazing breeze blowing with tons of shade. You can move the beds around too, as the shade shifts. All I do is win. 

 

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I almost put my earbuds in when we first sat down cuz we were very close to a Chatty Chad. This dude talked to everyone who passed by. He wasn’t quiet either. Just nonstop chatter about absolutely nothing. The only thing that may deter us from Yaya would be the vendors coming over throughout the day. It seemed like every 15 minutes or so we were saying “No Gracias”. We would even say it beforehand so they wouldn’t give us the spiel again, but that was to no avail. They would still go thru the whole thing while we waited to insert our “no” into the pause. Outside of that, it’s pure bliss.

 

We only had a few hours there and we had to leave at 12:30, so we were chain drinking the whole time (we forgot we are no longer kids). Anytime we wanted a drink, all we had to do was press the "call" button and a server would appear. I was in love with the rum punch, and W had one of everything. We even did tequila shots at the end. In retrospect, that wasn’t the wisest choice tho.  After the shots, I was through dealing. Through y’all. They took me all the way out. With every sip I was transformed into a helpless no account, who was generally unprepared for life. Or anything for that matter.

 

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Tequila "Shot" and Rum Punch (Now I know why it put me down!)

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12:30 came for us too quick, and we left to get back on the Breeze. Our server, Sergio, went out and flagged a cab down for us, which was very nice of him. That’s kinda the last thing I remember. I have no idea how I made it back to the ship and whole gaps of time are missing from my memory bank. Good job Yaya! We’ll be back!

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, willdra said:

12:30 came for us too quick, and we left to get back on the Breeze. Our server, Sergio, went out and flagged a cab down for us, which was very nice of him. That’s kinda the last thing I remember. I have no idea how I made it back to the ship and whole gaps of time are missing from my memory bank. Good job Yaya! We’ll be back!

 

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Oh the missing gaps of time...one minute you’re on the beach, the next you’re in your cabin.  I’ve had that happen before😬

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I do remember going straight to sleep when we got back, and not getting up until dinner. When I woke up, I smelled like outside (dog breath, grass, and toe jam) so I took longer in the shower than normal. El yucky!

 

 

 

After we washed the day away, we dressed up for Elegant Evening Number 2. We made it to the dining room right at 8:15 and our table mates were already seated. When we sat down they expressed their dislike of the way BINGO was handled. They were really mad too. Like shaking fist, get off my lawn, mad. I’m not a fancier of BINGO or BINGO related things, but from what I gathered, you had to get BINGO within the first 49 calls to get the jackpot of $3000. No one got it then, but a lady got it 2 calls later, and she only won $500. Our table mates felt that was unfair, and they were going to send a strongly worded letter to that effect, to Carnival when they returned home. W and I inserted our standard “really, seriously, wow, OMG, and what a shame”, but we were really thinking “Good luck with that”.

 

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After the story of the bad BINGO business, I ordered the Crab Cake, Filet Mignon, and Shrimp. For dessert I had Warm Chocolate Melting Cake with Butter Pecan Ice Cream (you can have any flavor of Ice Cream that they have, with it). W had the exact same meal. By this time. we’ve noticed that our servers really didn't interact with us except to take our orders (this is an observation, not a complaint) No small talk. No Q&A. No frills. They were as dry as this patch of eczema on my ankle (at least that’s what I think it is). Good thing we got along with the other guests.

 

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After dinner we went back to 2373.

I didn’t have a hangover, but I was “hangover adjacent”. I could feel the hangover chilling on the sidelines just waiting for me to make one wrong turn, so it could insert itself into my life. Fast and loud. #not today

 

I stayed in the cabin and caught up with my reading. I didn’t want to overdo anything. I was good, and I wanted to stay that way. W went to the casino. He was gone for a few hours which meant he was at least having fun.

 

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Before I fell asleep, I said a prayer thanking God that nothing crawled or slithered into that bathroom at Yaya. Y’all. I didn’t mention it earlier, but a sister was nervous, cuz it was sketchy for reals! I looked at the floor the entire time I was in there. If an animal, reptile, or insect came in, it would’ve been extremely ugly and unattractive for all parties involved!     

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I have been following, taking notes, and praising god I wasn't drinking during the honey booboo comment. As I anxiously await Saturday's flight I've been reading reviews. I will be on this exact cruise over Christmas in 6 short months and want to thank you for the insight and STUNNING pictures! 

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5 minutes ago, bunnyette said:

Oh the missing gaps of time...one minute you’re on the beach, the next you’re in your cabin.  I’ve had that happen before😬

 

OMG, it was a precarious predicament! 😂

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2 hours ago, willdra said:

W and I inserted our standard “really, seriously, wow, OMG, and what a shame”, but we were really thinking “Good luck with that”.

 

I’m feeling a connection here. Legit this describes like 50% of my interactions in life. I love you for understanding how I feel in these moments. 

 

2 hours ago, willdra said:

I didn’t have a hangover, but I was “hangover adjacent”.

 

Thanks for understanding and so eloquently articulating how I feel during these moments too. You seem to really “get” me.

 

Looking forward to reading how this journey concludes!

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On 6/18/2019 at 8:14 PM, willdra said:

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Where did you find that super cute bathing suit? I've been admiring your style in general! 

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40 minutes ago, JennVT said:

Where did you find that super cute bathing suit? I've been admiring your style in general! 

 

Thanks! I get all of my swimsuits (and about 90% of the rest of my life) from Amazon. :classic_biggrin:

 

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On 6/18/2019 at 7:11 PM, willdra said:

 

 

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Wait....wait...wait.... Is that mustard on breakfast sausage?😮

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"Toothless (baldheaded in the mouth)." OMG this line almost made me spit out my coffee while at work. Now that would not have been a good look.

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Willdra - Of course I had to go look up Men Rompers on Google. I don't know how you could only chuckle to yourself and not belt out a Huge Laugh?? LOL. 

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5 minutes ago, MzOhioLady said:

Willdra - Of course I had to go look up Men Rompers on Google. I don't know how you could only chuckle to yourself and not belt out a Huge Laugh?? LOL. 

I did too!  Omg... too funny!  

 

Check out this site 

https://www.romphim.com/   I can see my crazy boys wearing these.... well, two out of the three! (Maybe not in public.)

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3 minutes ago, 3smithboys said:

I did too!  Omg... too funny!  

 

Check out this site 

https://www.romphim.com/   I can see my crazy boys wearing these.... well, two out of the three! (Maybe not in public.)

OMG good lawd! LOL! I can see young men wearing these and teens and tweens like stuff like that, so I get it. But Grown Men wearing these Rompers, now that's a different story!

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24 minutes ago, MzOhioLady said:

OMG good lawd! LOL! I can see young men wearing these and teens and tweens like stuff like that, so I get it. But Grown Men wearing these Rompers, now that's a different story!

I just showed it to my one of my 16 year old sons (the one who is crazy enough to possibly wear it) and even he had the good sense to laugh and say no way! Now, he does have a Santa onesie, that is for home use only, but we won’t talk about that!

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I have a Onesie too! It's fleece, warm and cozy, perfect for Cleveland Brutal Winters. But I would not be caught Dead out in Public with it on. 

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On ‎6‎/‎18‎/‎2019 at 8:24 PM, willdra said:

Right at 10:44, we jumped up and booked it outta there. There was no reason at all, to stay. We got to the Limelight Lounge about 30 minutes before the show, and it was already filling up. The comedian was Sean Kemp and he was funny. After the show we went back to 2373 and got ready for bed.

 

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Before I fell asleep, I said a prayer thanking God for guacamole.  Not only is it fun to say, but whoever in the history of the world thought up slicing an avocado and adding some veggies to it to concoct this deliciousness, needs to have an express ticket to heaven! Let the church say Amen.

 

Yes! You are my soul sister, guac is the BEST!

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18 hours ago, willdra said:

12:30 came for us too quick, and we left to get back on the Breeze. Our server, Sergio, went out and flagged a cab down for us, which was very nice of him. That’s kinda the last thing I remember. I have no idea how I made it back to the ship and whole gaps of time are missing from my memory bank.

 

This must be a Costa Maya thing....on our family vacation in April I had the same experience from a different beach club. The last thing I remember is getting into a taxi to go "home," then there is a long blank until we were searching for my uncle in the port, then there is a REALLY long blank to me waking up on the floor of the cabin. I mean....I don't remember getting back on the ship, and my husband claims I was running around the cabin making "monster sounds" until I fell to the floor snoring. But that is all alleged.

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19 hours ago, BBigfoot613 said:

I have been following, taking notes, and praising god I wasn't drinking during the honey booboo comment. As I anxiously await Saturday's flight I've been reading reviews. I will be on this exact cruise over Christmas in 6 short months and want to thank you for the insight and STUNNING pictures! 

 

Thank you! 🥰

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1 hour ago, MzOhioLady said:

Willdra - Of course I had to go look up Men Rompers on Google. I don't know how you could only chuckle to yourself and not belt out a Huge Laugh?? LOL. 

 

I didn’t want to get punched in the face! 🤪

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