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Published: February 8th 2019
Slot Contest Cory
Pointing to his name still on the list
Two Days of an R&R. We have walked a million miles at the 3 ports we have visited. My sore knee keeps reminding me of that. Yoweee. How are you all holding up? Good! Now we have two days of just sailing which will give my knee a tiny bit of recovery. Not much though cause this ship is a big floating city and there is a lot of walking around on it. Plus we have our ballroom dance lessons again. Clump, Drag, Clump, Drag....got that rhythm?
Of course, our main pathway we travel is either to the dining room or to the buffet. We switch back and forth but prefer dinner in the main dining room. Just loved to be waited on hand and foot by our dedicated, courteous wait staff. If only we could take them home with us...if only!
Our R&R day began with a respite around the pool. Ahhhhhhhh. I love “Do Nothing Days”.....that’s what my good friend, Lill Edgley, would call them. Boy, I miss her so much. After sucking in the rays....we’ll, kind of sucking them in...cause I try to stay more in the shade because of my skin cancer spots I’ve had
to have removed. I have two more that need to be removed once back home. Rats! I played and now I pay!
We all followed Cory back to the casino to see his standing in the slot machine contest he had qualified for. He was still in the running. Yippee! After a new group played again, Cory lost his position and was out of the game. Oh, well.....Good try, Buckaroo. Life will go on.
Cory went back to the pool, Sam to his room and Sandy & I watched some of the cruisers play “The Newlywed Game.” That was fun.
Time for Cory and I to go to our dance lesson. Today it was “The Swing”. Great for my knee....all the twisting and twirling. Owwww! But we managed. Our instructors are very patient with us even though they prefer helping others who have taken dance lessons before. They are easier to help. Was there ever a dance called The Stomp? I think that’s what Cory and I were doing. Stomp, Stomp, Stomp. Twirl, Twirl!
Tonight was another formal evening at dinner. Dressed to the tee’s, we search the menu for lobster. Whaaaaaaat! No lobster....what’s going on
here? Protest! Protest! Too bad for us. There was none. Sniff, snivel. We made do with their prime rib and all the other delicacies we selected for the full meal. Why is there sooooo much food to eat? Even when you ask for a small portion, you still end up with a portion so large you could feed all the homeless in Kissimmee. At the next night’s dinner, we were served lobster. What? How Come? Whew! Sandy and I had 3 tails....yumster! Originally, our cruise was to take us to our 4th port of Labridee, Haiti on the formal night. At the last minute, they changed ports because the port fee at Haiti had been increased. Instead, we are now visiting Nassau (tomorrow). Formal night is always on a sailing day so that’s why the dinners ended up the way they did....the menu was just not switched. No big deal.....we still got our lobster. That’s all that matters...right? So fulfilling.
Following our delicious meal, we flopped down in the padded chairs in the theatre for a comedy night of entertainment. Ahhhhhhh. More relaxation. Much needed. Our evening ended with us sitting at the Centrum (ship’s entertainment/bar center) watching skilled
dancing people swish and twirl to enchanting dance music. Cory and I were truly not up to joining this fleet footed group. If they had a sleeping contest.....that we could have joined!
Our next sailing day started out like all the rest: EATING! Burp! Excuse me. We decided to watch one of their onboard movies: Momma Mia! Here We Go Again! We had not seen the first movie of this title. Thank heavens! This one enough for us! Cory slept through it. I’m not big on musicals except for The Phantom of the Opera (loved that) that we saw in a Canadian theatre (not really a movie). Yawn.....twist & turn in my seat and a loud moan of joy when it was over. It’s either you loved it or didn’t. It wasn’t my cup of tea and my comrades felt the same. We went to eat again to take our minds off the movie. It helped! Cory went to the casino, Sam rested in their room while Sandy and I sat at the Centrum watching a wiggly lady teach some volunteers how to belly dance. Now this should be up my alley because I have the belly for it
but that’s all. The instructor had a real hitch in her get along. She was good. Wiggley!
Our final dance lesson with Malcom and Patty was next. Today we learned the “Cha-Cha-Cha”.....well....kind of. Our routine was more like Scrub, Scrub, Scrub. But, all in all, we really enjoyed our lessons and accept the fact that we were born without rhythm. But with practice and YouTube, we may be able to keep dancing in our “box”.
After our sumptuous dinner (lobster for Sandy & me...I can’t remember what the guys got but they were happy), we went to the photo gallery. Many times throughout the cruise, a photographer is always taking your picture. They are posted in this gallery for your perusal and purchase. Yewwwww. That what most of Cory and my photos looked like. Cory thought they were okay. Not me. We bought none. C’est la vie!
The evening drew to a close at a final show in the big theatre. Back to the room to start some packing. We’ll be onshore tomorrow so need to get started with this tedious task. Why doesn’t the suitcase hold the same amount going home as it did coming down?
Why? I don’t know! It’s a challenge. Lulu did the best she could to help out but being so small, she has limitations.
All of you need to follow our example. When the ship tells you to get off, they mean it. No lingering or they will make you walk the plank. So, folks, get busy. We have a full day in Nassau tomorrow.
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