Costa Maya Port Terminal

Costa Maya is a really easy port to visit via cruise ship. The Costa Maya port terminal is within walking distance of the ship. It takes about 5-10 minutes to walk from the ship to the shopping area or you can take a train down the dock. The train runs on tip money and goes back and forth down the dock while the ship is in port.

John and Senor` Frog at Costa Maya Mexico

When you enter the port terminal there is shopping, bars, restaurants and pharmacies all within the port terminal. If you are looking for a nice cold frosty beverage Senor Frogs is happy to take care of you. They offer a really fun atmosphere along with large yard size drinks.  You can even join a conga line that includes shots of a blue liquor that is quite tasty. … 

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Crock Pot Baked Ziti Recipe


That is how I would describe this Crock Pot Baked Ziti Recipe! Want to know the best part………It is even amazing heated up the next day as leftovers.

This recipe makes a pretty good amount of pasta. Perfect for a big family dinner or for leftovers. I packaged the leftovers in individual reusable containers so we had them ready to go for lunches.

I am going to admit that I also snacked on this cold and it was just as good. This may be my new favorite crock pot recipe.

It could be the combination of a few of my favorite things…cheese and pasta!

I fully admit to loving cheese and pasta. There is just something comforting about a bowl of pasta.

Crock Pot Baked Ziti

Are you ready for a delicious cheesy super simple crock pot recipe!


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Silver Dollar City’s an Old Time Christmas Festival in Branson Missouri

Silver Dollar City’s an Old Time Christmas Festival in Branson Missouri has been profiled as one of the top holiday destinations by USA Today, CNN Travel, The Travel Channel and so many other publications.  When we heard about the over 5 million lights and 1,000 decorated trees we just had to head to Branson, Missouri to check them out.

Silver Dollar City Branson Missouri Christmas Tree

There is a five story special effects tree in the square that has over 850 ornaments and 350,000 energy saving lights. The lights are synchronized to be part of the Christmas on Main Street show. Are you ready for this…….They can have 100 light changes every second! That is 6,000 light changes in a minute! Truly spectacular!… 

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