Our first port was the little island of Roatan. Casey arranged for us to have a driver through a tour group and the first place he took us was a petting zoo.
And pretty flowers.
And little deer, toucans, bush rabbits (capybaras?), lemurs (non-native, and comatose in the daytime), and this funny guy--coatimundi. He likes having his back scratched.
One memorable thing: Clarissa was approached by a very aggressive mother and daughter team who had heard from Ani that her sister wanted her hair cornrowed. Ani barely escaped being cornrowed herself, even though she didn't want it. These ladies were tough bargainers and while Lissa was being braided, the other one steamrolled Anderson into being massaged. He thought they were just being nice, and was trying to be nice himself, even though he thought it was pretty weird. In the end they each had to pay $15 dollars. At least Lissa had something to show for it for a few days.
On the way home we asked Kenny to take us to a store where we could buy children's shoes. We found a nice pair of sneakers for $9. Then Anderson saw a pair of swim shorts at a second hand store and he got those for $3.
We hadn't bothered with lunch so we were really hungry when we got back to the ship. We coaxed Rosalie into going to the Irish Pub themed restaurant, O'Sheehan's (get it? Oceans). It was a little hard to wait, but they did have hamburgers and chips, so she was okay. We all enjoyed our food, especially the appetizers and desserts. The best thing about the sit down restaurants on the cruise was the desserts. The desserts at the buffet all tasted like they were made of gelatin.
And then, at last, Rosalie and Casey and I got to go on the ropes course. That was a lot of fun! It was nighttime and dark but the course was lit up with spot lights. It was nice because it was cooler than it would have been in the day, but we also didn't get any pictures.