Stop #2 Mazatlan! We docked, right up to shore on Christmas Eve. As someone who enjoys either rain or snow around Christmas-time the initial warmth and sunlight was a little disappointing. The tan I left with, however, was not. And no matter where we spent it I got to spend Christmas Eve with my family. Mazatlan truly had something for everyone, mom and I wanted to go shopping, my future sister-in-law really wanted tacos and we all wanted to hit the beach, we got to check all the things off of our lists.
(The picture is of my Brotherman and his beautiful future fiance!)
Stop #1 cabo San Lucas! We docked in Cabo on the 23rd. The deal with going from boat to shore in Cabo is that the day before you have to pick up a “boarding pass” with a group number, thats your number to debark. Because we couldn’t pull right up to shore we had to take smaller boats to the pier. My siblings and I didn’t manage to get off the ship until around 10:30, upon hitting the shore my sibling immediately hit Senor Frogs, the famous Mexican tourist destination. Having been to Cabo before (and having done my partying) I decided to have a short wait on the pier for my parents until our excursion. They had gone on a boat ride to see the sites with my grandparents and cousins earlier that morning, they were going straight from their first excursion to our second one, scuba diving.
This year for our family Christmas (and my grandparents 55th wedding anniversary) we decided to take a Carnival cruise to Mexico. We had three stops and spent 4 days total on the ship, In this first installment of the cruise recap we will focus on the boat itself. As we were only it's second sailing I leave room for error, there were a few service complaints that, to be fair, happen here on dry land as well.
As the Joker movie (that no one in any way asked for or wanted) comes out, I think it is important to take a look at comic book Joker’s origins and story lines. The Joker first appeared in the debut issue of Batman in April of 1940. He was originally supposed to be a single-issue villain but was editorially spared by Whitney Ellsworth. In his original comic book appearances, the Joker is introduced as a psychopath with a sadistic sense of humor. It was not until the 1950s that he became more of a prankster.
In the second chapter of the new Spider-Man franchise, Far From Home we see our precious Peter Parker travel to Europe with his classmates. When he leaves Queens, he tries to leave Spider-Man behind, but May makes sure his suit follows him. The main points of Far From Home were grief, and learning to stand on your own. At this point in time, Peter has just lost Tony, who by all accounts, was like his surrogate father. Stark took care of him, loved him, guided him, and taught him, and with him gone, Peter had to navigate the world of being a hero by himself.
With Dark Phoenix coming out there has been a lot of discussion and debate over which overpowered hero is the strongest: Scarlet Witch or Dark Phoenix? Well, for the correct answer we shall once again turn to comic book interactions, and displays of power.