Okay, you can all breathe a sigh of relief as not only is this my last towel animal picture, but it’s also my last vacation shot… pending any awesome pictures sent my way from my sister or mom.

And as a last tower animal – the lobster is not too shabby.  Can I get a cheer for no lame snake or worm on this trip!

For dinner our last night on the cruise, we ate at Animator’s Palate, a restaurant where the pictures changed from black and white to color throughout the evening.  It was pretty entertaining.  After the pictures turned to color, the pictures themselves changed and the process would start all over again.

Drinks on the island before heading back to the boat.  So I’m thinking the bartender in the background was either totally yanking my chain or maybe was smoking something as he could not believe that I wasn’t under 21.  Not that I wasn’t happy about it, but getting carded is something that happens much less nowadays (sniff sniff) and when it does happen the people aren’t really shocked to find out that I’m closer to 30 than 20 – yikes.

Me and the gals with Captain Jack Sparrow in front of the flying Dutchman docked at Castaway Cay.  This guy was awesome, not only did he bear a strong resemblance to Johnny Depp’s character, but he had his mannerisms, commentary, and voice down to a tee.  As we walked away he called after us that we might as well return to our ship as we had just done the best thing on the island – hang out with him.

Our first night in the Bahamas ended with Disney’s Pirates IN the Caribbean party.  Before the flowing alcohol and dancing on the deck party, the party was kicked off by the Disney characters dressed up like pirates (and some actual Disney pirate characters such as Hook and Smee).  In this picture I caught a helper strapping Mickey into a wire before flying Tinkerbell-style over the crowds to start a fireworks show… fireworks on a cruise ship… only Disney!

On the 2nd night of the cruise the evening’s live show was Toy Story: The Musical.  It was so cool as they brought all the famous characters to real life.  I forgot how annoying Mr. Potato Head was though.  My favorite characters from the movie (and the musical) were these 3-eyed aliens… the ones that worship The Claw.  I bought one when the movie first came out and named him Fred.  I’m not sure why.