Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Lights

Places which have my favorite Christmas light displays or giant trees:

  • The Gateway Mall in Salt Lake City:

  • City Creek Center in Salt Lake City, Utah:

  • Layton Park in Layton, Utah

  • Ogden Park in Ogden, Utah:

  • Roy Fire Station and Park in Roy, Utah:

  • Station Park in Farmington, Utah:

  • Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah:

  • Trolley Square in Salt Lake City:

  • Downtown Disney in Anaheim California:

  • Norwegian Cruise Lines:

  • Pier in San Francisco:

  • Cozumel:

  • Carnival Cruise Lines

  • Santa's Enchanted Forest in Miami, Florida:

  • Disneyland in California:

Sunday, November 30, 2014


Dad and I went to my great uncle, Lawrence's 95th Birthday party at the retirement home, where my grandpa Hyrum passed away. It was weird to be back there after seven years.

Dad and I went to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 in the theater.

For Thanksgiving, we made cinnamon apples, yams, Italian rice dressing, pumpkin pie, turkey, mashed potatoes, asparagus, rolls, and frog eye salad.  We watched the movie, 50 First Dates.

We went to Salt Lake.  We drove around Temple Square so we could see the lights.  We went to Trolley Square to eat dinner.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Ports of Call

Antigua: Went to Nelson's dockyard.  Second time, we just walked around the port shops.

Aruba: We went to the rock formations, the natural bridges, the Alto Vista Chapel, and the California Lighthouse.

Barbados: I have been there twice. Saw Sunbury Plantation, Gun Hill, Bathsheba, and St. John's church.

Belize: I went there twice and saw the Mayan ruins at Altun-Ha and Belize City.

Calica/ Playa Del Carmen, Mexico: Took a bus tour to Cancun. We went shopping at the local mall.

Cabo San Lucas: We went on a whale watching tour and it was awesome!  We saw many humpback whales.

Costa Maya, Mexico: has a great shopping village right at the pier.

Cozumel: I have been there three times. I went shopping by the beach, saw the ruins at Cedral, and Punta Sur.

Curacao: We went to the licquor factory and the seaquarium.

Dominican Republic: Walked downtown to the shops at Samana.  The next time, we docked in La Romana.  There was hardly anything to do at the dock, so we stayed on the ship.  

Grand Cayman: I have been there three times. I went swimming with the stingrays, Hell, and the turtle farm. I also went through the port shops and shops in Georgetown. 

Grand Turk: I have been there three times. The first time, we took the bus loop to the Lighthouse, Her Majesty's Prison, and shopping. The second time, Dad went snorkeling and got to pet a shark. Mom and I went shopping in the Duty free shops.  

Isla Roatan, Honduras: I have been there twice.  We went to Gumbalinda park, went on the Jolly Roger Catamaran, and got to hold a monkey.  We went on the "Best of the Island Tour."

Ocho Rios, Jamaica: I went to the Enchanted Gardens and Dunn's River Falls.

Martinique: Went shopping downtown in the town square.

Nassau: Took a cab over to the Atlantis and went to the flea market.

Puerta Vallarta:  Took a cab downtown to the beach shops and saw the church.

Progreso, Mexico: Took a bus tour to Merida to shop.

San Juan, Puerto Rico: I have been there twice. The first time, the boat was only there from 5 to midnight, so I only got to see in the dark. All I did was walk through the shops in Old San Juan by the Hard Rock Cafe and then got back on the ship. The second time, we took an independent bus tour for 10 dollars and got to see the beach, the president statues, and the fort. We went shopping in Old San Juan afterwards.

St. Kitts: Took the sugar train around the island.

St. Lucia: I have been there twice. First time, we took a catamaran out to see the Pitons. Second time, we took an island tour, which included great views of the island.

St. Maarten: I have been there twice. I went to the different shopping places and flea markets, and stopped on some cliffs by the side of the road for pictures.

St. Thomas: I have been there three times. We went to Coral World and went shopping the first time. The second time, we took a ferry over to St. John to go to Trunk Bay the second time. The third time, we took a cab to Charlotte Amalie and went shopping while Dad went snorkeling.

Tortola: We took a bus tour to Cane Garden Bay. We saw the Bomba shack, Carrot Bay, Smuggler's Cove, and Capoon's Bay.