Posted June 26th, 2013, 02:03 PM
Day Two - Fun Day at Sea!
So we couldn't do the Cooking Demo - but it was after noon, so it was Drink Time. DH wanted to get a couple of beers to take back to the room, and I spotted a waiter with DODs - Blue Margarita - in HURRICANE GLASSES!
I didn't know if I wanted a Blue
Margarita, but I like a Margarita and I wanted one of those glasses. I chased after the waiter, while DH chose to get his beers at the bar with no running around (not that I had to chase him very far!).
A word about the beers. We had the room steward open the mini-bar/fridge so we could put stuff in it. It did a pretty good job of keeping things cold. I'm thinking that they replace them as they get old or break down and we probably got a newer one. DH would stop at the bar and get 2 beers and tell them not to open them. That was his routine and he seemed happy with it.
With that really nice balcony, I thought it would be good to have a room service lunch out there. I've never done room service and I've heard there are some good sandwiches. So we moseyed on back to the room.
It was clearing up, but the water was still pretty rough. Rough enough that the pools were closed and the sea sick bags were still out.
Gee - no chair hogs ... wonder why?
So we ordered room service - which came promptly every time! BLT for DSis, Shrimp salad for me. DH was still full from his bacon sandwich at breakfast. DSis and I, on the other hand, grazed all day!
Both sandwiches were really good. Mine came with potato salad - also good, and chips. Don't remember what DSis got with hers, but she also ordered the veggies with dip - got to have your veggies! And they were good as well - nice and crispy with tasty (kind of a ranch) dip.
Here's the balcony in the sun - some pics while waiting ...
And here's my Blue Margarita! I saw pics like this that other people took, so I wanted to do one, but it was still windy, and I wasn't losing my hurricane glass over the side, so I held on!
And here's a wake view for all the aft lovers!
It was hypnotic and very soothing to just sit in one of the lounge chairs, listen to the sound and watch the water. I loved it!
We hung on the balcony for awhile. I seem to recall making a run up to the Lido for some more drinks and a dessert - the desserts are so yummy!. I need longer days on a cruise, so I can fit in all the food
Trying to remember what we did next. I know we did the water slide, but I don't think it was open on Day 2 - even in the afternoon. I think we just wandered around for a bit. There were so many places to go and things to see, we never ran out of things to do. We marked up the Fun Times every day and never did much of what we marked up.
That's what a vacation is for me. Not HAVING to do anything - just going with the flow and happening on things. Which is how we ended up watching them do the Giant Jenga in the atrium.
My sister wanted to see the Thalassotherapy pool in the Spa, so we went up and they gave us a tour. I would have tried out the pool, but I wasn't so much interested in the other rooms. It was $149 for a pass for the 8 days - $249 for a couple (or just 2 - you didn't have to be a couple). I figured, maybe I'd use it once or twice, but that would be it. I'd have done a day pass, but I didn't think the weekly charge was worth it. I had other plans for my money!
We passed one of the balcony areas overlooking the atrium and we heard a big crash, so we looked over to investigate. We could see all the Jenga blocks on the floor - clearly the source of the crashing noise. We took the elevator down a few decks (the spa is on 11) and watched while they played for a bit. It looked like fun. Mostly the kids were playing and the little ones were funny, because they boldly marched up and started taking any block out. The ACD was helping them chose and get the block out.
After that, I think we checked out the photos - rejected the one from the Welcome Aboard when we got on the ship. They were really rushing people through and we were still dealing with carry ons and the next thing we knew other people were standing in front of the back drop. It was strange.
On the way back, we passed the Sushi Bar and there were only a few people on the line. I got my sushi and we sat in one of the comfy chairs along the promenade for a bit.
Word of warning ... DO NOT sit in the little purple poofy chairs. They look like a normal chair but they are really low. Everyone - including me - almost fell off - stupid chairs. Stick to the leather sofa-type ones.
This was the first Elegant Night, so we were off to the cabin, once more to prepare! I'll stop here for now.