I can’t believe this is our 4th sea day already. It was really tough to wake up this morning. I don’t know if it’s all the hours we’ve lost or the tequila and wine from yesterday. As hard as it was, I did make it to the fitness class this morning – sunrise stretch. No sun and nothing much was stretching that should have been, but I did it.
Then, we had to hurry, but managed to make it to Parrot Cay for Mickey’s Island Jam Breakfast – a character breakfast with Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy (hey! Who’s steering the ship?), Chip and Dale. All of our tablemates attended. Who knew a group of adults could get so silly?
This afternoon we attended a “mixology” class in Sessions. Fun! The class was limited to 10 which was just right. Each of us was given our own set of bar tools and we got to mix several drinks for ourselves. Yum and fun!
Dinner was back in Lumiere’s complete with a dance with Beauty and the Beast.
In honor of both of my sons, I had escargot. I have no idea why you both love them so much; these were tender and buttery, but a little light on the garlic.
Afterwards we spent some time in Sessions listening to Alex on the piano and enjoying an after dinner cocktail. Again, we thought we would go to sleep early, but by the time we set our clocks ahead, it was well after midnight for me and nearly 2am for Michael.
Overnight seas were rough. It felt like a roller coaster that wouldn’t stop. I tried to imagine the movement as a rocking chair or cradle to help me sleep. When we did finally rise, it was off to Palo’s for brunch. Amazing as always. We sampled many different things. My favorite this time? Caviar. Wow, I didn’t remember liking it this much.
Next up I had the one incredibly unpleasant task that you can’t seem to avoid on a longer cruise: laundry. Somehow the laundry gods were on my side. I managed to complete two loads in under 3 hours. Why is it the dryers take 45 minutes and the washers only 30? And, of course, clothes are rarely dry in one cycle. And, they have the same number of dryers as they do washers so someone is always waiting for a dryer. Like I said, I got lucky today. Now I think I deserve a nap!
Seas continued to be rough throughout the day today, but the sun did shine and I enjoyed a nice walk around deck 10. Check out the view from the very front of the ship. Water wouldn’t stay in the Goofy Family Pool so they ended up closing it. Serious sloshing going on!
Tonight was the new theater production: Villians Tonight! Awesome. Our “host” was Hades; he needed to fill his Evil-o-Meter or risk being kicked out of the Underworld. So, he summoned all of his villain cohorts and their sidekicks – Yzma and Kronk, Hook and Smee, the Evil Queen, Maleficent, Ursula, Scar, and others. The pieces were woven together in a very clever manner with some cool special effects. Whenever Hades got angry or upset, smoke would billow from his head!
Later in the evening, they had a masquerade ball hosted by Cruella de Ville held in the Atrium Lobby. Prizes were awarded for the best masks. (Apparently, you could make one earlier in the day in the Promenade Lounge.)
Michael and I had yet another tasting – whiskey this time – bourbons and scotches to be exact. (Sorry, Bud, no JD.) There were 5 to sample: Johnnie Walker Black, Macallan 12, Bushmills, Seagrams VO, and Makers Mark. Not my thing; I finished off one sample. Mike had his and the balance of my other 4. He loved them!
One last time (I hope anyway) we turn our clocks ahead an hour.
As I mentioned earlier, we’ve been rockin’ and rollin’ quite a bit. The captain even called these rough seas, 12-16 foot swells, peaking as high as 20 feet. He has also said these are some of the best conditions he’s experienced in crossing the Atlantic. Yikes. I’d hate to feel really bad conditions!
P.S. Let me clarify “rough seas”. We are bouncing around quite a bit, but it’s really only making it challenge to walk. It’s not like a lot of people are getting sea sick; in fact, everyone seems to be in very good spirits and we are still having a marvelous time!
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