Today was our stop at Grand Cayman! We had to tender to the shore, so we had to wait in the Walt Disney Theatere and exit about 40 people at a time. It honeslty wasn’t that long of a wait. And they had Playhouse Disney playing, so Lydia was ok.
Once on the Island, we stopped a policeman and asked him how to get to the Turtle Farm. I had read about it in the excursion info but didn’t want to book an expensive excursion. So, we decided to try it on our own. The policeman told us where we could find buses that were cheaper than taxis. So, we hiked a few blocks and found some mini vans that were apparently buses! It was cheap…just about $3 or $4.
The Turtle Farm on the other hand, was expensive. I can’t remember how much it was but we probably could have bought a Disney ticket or two.
Basically, it was just a giant outdoor farm of huge pools. FULL of turtles. Each pool had turtles of the same age.
The smallest turtles were about 6 months old. (Or was it 6 weeks?) Anyway, you cold hold them. The employees and tour guides were so nice and tried to give Lydia a chance to hold it. We knew that wasn’t going to happen. She didn’t even like it when Les tried to hold it.
We looked at every single pool, watching the turtles swim and dive. You could even buy turtle food and those little/big guys would come swimming for you.
It was fun to watch them come out of the water–they’d shoot water out of their noses and make a big Pfffft! noise. Lydia thought this was hilarious.
They really were pretty impressive. It was just kinda weird–big pools of turtles. Some of them were going to be sold for turtle soup. I can’t remember what happened to the rest of them. *shudder*
Of course, the best part for Lydia was when she got her own “baby turtle”. This thing saved our lives a couple of nights because she HAD to sleep with it. Even today when she sees it she says, “Oooooh. Baby turtle!” like she’s missed it!
While we waited for our “bus” to pick us up, Lydia played with her baby turtle and gave us some great turtle impersonations…she was swimming wiht her flippers and making some realistic Pfffft! sounds. Cute!
We were so hungry
We went to Breezes. It was pretty good…clean, cute and even had a kids’ menu.
The food was good. Not exactly what I was hoping for. Les got some kind of po’boy.
I got some coconut shrimp. One of my faves…
But the main problem was it wasn’t in dollars. So, a meal that was $25 (still kinda expensive) ended up being $50 when changed over to US dollars. *sigh*
After full tummies and an empty wallet, we got back on our little boat.
We saw a pirate ship…
and of course, OUR MICKEY BOAT. I think the Disney boats are the prettiest boats out there. We couldn’t help but take pictures of it!
After a nap, the Oceaneer’s Club was open again for free-play. When we walked in, who was there? BELLE! She was just coloring with about 3 kids!
Lydia thought she was actually in the presence of royalty. Belle was so nice and offered to take a picture with her. It didn’t work out that well, but Lydia loved it.
Then Lydia worked hard at coloring a picture for Belle.
She shyly brought it to Belle and waited patiently until Belle noticed her. Then Belle kneeled down and took Lydia’s picture with joy! Lydia was so honored.
After Belle left, we stayed for awhile and heard the story of Peter Pan. Then Wendy Darling came out and played Hide & Seek with the kids.
Then we walked around the boat and just took in the ocean. I never ever get tired of looking at it! It’s just so clear and blue.
That night was ??? for the show. As a snack we had some yummy chocoalte covered popcorn. DELISH.
Then we had dinner in Animator’s Palate again! Yay, my favorite! Lydia and her new tablemate/friend, played and ate together.
Lydia even wanted to wear my denim jacket so she could look like her playmate!
On the way back to the room, we ran into one of Lydia’s heroes: JOJO! Lydia wasn’t as excited as I was. And the only reason we even got a picture was because I was so loud and excited. It was time for JoJo to leave, but after hearing me gush, the handler let us get a picture.
Day 6: Cozumel, Pirates IN the Caribbean