Second sea day. A bit overcast, not windy (yet), and the seas seem a little calmer to me this morning; Mike disagrees. Since we went to sleep earlier last night ...oh wait, I guess it was still midnight since we had to set our clocks ahead one hour. Well, anyway, we were up early for a few laps around deck 4 and then to really get my blood flowing I ran the stairs - lots and lots of stairs. Whew.
Today we chose brunch in Lumiere's which offered a nice change from the buffet at Topsider's.
The first scheduled item on today's agenda was a reception for Gold and Platinum level Castaway Club members held in Rockin' Bar D. We met some lovely folks from Indiana! Captain Thord welcomed everyone and talked about new itineraries and, of course, the new ship. We are really looking forward to sailing the Dream next January!
This afternoon Michael attended a cigar seminar and I went to the movies. He won three cigars (two of which were Cubans) for answering some questions. They also talked about pairing Cognac with cigars. This was much better than the cigar seminar on the Panama Cruise.
"When in Rome" was playing in the Buena Vista Theater. Definitely a predictable chick-flick, but a nice way to spend a couple of hours nonetheless.
Next, we met up in Sessions for a martini tasting! Yum. We learned about and then sampled four different martinis: the traditional gin martini, the apple-tini, a passion-tini, and finally a chocolate-tini. The apple and chocolate were definitely my favorites while Michael enjoyed the other two.
Afterwards, I headed back to our stateroom for a nice long nap!
The entertainment this evening was Jason Bishop, a magician and illusionist. He had some interesting tricks! Our dinner tonight was back in Animator's Palate for the "show" dinner which once again culminated in a special visit by Sorcerer Mickey.
After dinner, Michael and I headed out to Cove Café for another tasting. This time it was cognac. Interesting stuff. We sampled 4 different types (VS, VSOP, and two XO). I couldn't tell you much about what I should have learned. I really only liked the very last sample; I don't recall the name, but I do know it was the most expensive of the 4. (I think I'll stick to tequila, maybe an occasional martini.)
We turn our clocks ahead another hour tonight. I think we do this five nights in a row! Funny, when we did the Panama trip two years ago we were also turning our clocks ahead and losing time. I need to remember to book the other direction next time so we gain time instead of losing it!
The previous post in this blog was First Sea Day -- Disney Magic 14-night Trans-Atlantic Cruise - Day 3.
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