during the long thanksgiving weekend, monica and i jetted to san diego to hop on board the ELATION, one of carnival's fine cruise ships to start our family trip with... well, family. from there, we cruised towards cabo san lucas, mexico. along the way, we ate and ate and ate. once we arrived in mexico, monica, my bro and i were scheduled to hop on a sailboat set to sail one hour away from the touristy spots and towards a very isolated coral reef. there, we relaxed, snorkeled and basically enjoyed nature. twas awesome.