Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A day at sea!

Monday was our first full day at sea. I was still feeling like crap so I slept late. Once I got up I knew I had to do something so I went to work out. I did day 1 of C25K on the treadmill. I didn't have any hip pain so I was excited about that. I worked up a good sweat & felt a thousand percent better when I was done. I guess I sweated out all the crap that was making me feel bad. I was good to go after that. The rest of the crew had grabbed some beach chairs & were hanging out.
The whole crew! Some of us did the Pub Crawl. It was fun. We went to different bars all over the ship & had a drink. Some of them were ok, some of them were really not good.
This one was good at first but then the 2nd & 3rd swallow, not so much.
The expression on Dave's face says it all. The chick in charge asked for volunteers. I DON'T volunteer when I don't know what I'm volunteering for but Suzy has no shame & Dave, well, he'll do anything.
They looked ridiculous but it was funny & Suzy won. We laughed about Suzy all week. She was either winning something or sick. Each time we got to another bar there was a toast. We also were on the clock to drink these drinks. You had a minute to drink it or hand it off to someone else to drink it or they put you in front of the group & made you do something stupid. Needless to say, Dean got stuck finishing the majority of my drinks. This was a margarita & it was not good.
This one I liked! Put Blue Curacao in something & I'll love it. Plus it matched my toes!
After the Pub Crawl we hung out for a little while. This is Dean, Suzy & Matt.
Then against my better judgement, I let the girls talk me into a martini tasting. It was fun but they are certainly not chinchy with the alcohol.
This was by far the strongest martini I've ever had. It tasted like I was drinking straight gin or vodka & it burned going down. Needless to say I didn't drink much of it. The guy in charge of the tasting kept giving us random trivia that had nothing to do with martini's at all & as with the majority of the crew on the ship, he was foreign & it was hard to understand him which made it that much funnier. The chocolate martini was by far the best one we had. After that it was off to get dressed for dinner. We were meeting back in the piano bar, Champagne Charlie's.
Dave, Kitzia (she was born in Mexico if you can believe that), Dean & me. I know it appears that all we did on this cruise was drink but that's not true. I don't know what the deal is with the water on the cruise but I swear my hair was soooo soft after washing it that I could hardly fix it. I had really flat hair all week. In this piano bar there was a couple that sang every night. I don't know what possessed them to do this but they sang the Titanic song. You know, the Celine Dion song "My Heart Will Go On"? Seriously, people, we're on a cruise, do you really want people thinking about the Titanic? I told y'all Dave will do anything. He had people dying laughing imitating Rose.
We had a good dinner & then went to bed. I loved going to the room every night & seeing what animal was waiting for us.
Speaking of the Titanic & dying, someone died on our cruise. Yes, you read that right. We didn't know anything about it but yesterday my friends Wendy & Allison asked if we were on the ship with the guy that died. Come to find out, one of Allison's boss's customers had a relative that died on the ship Tuesday & the family was having to go claim the body on Sunday when the ship got back to New Orleans. She didn't know if he was on our ship or the Carnival ship that was coming in the same time. They discussed the fact that I could be on a ship with a dead body all week.  Lo & behold in the paper this morning was an obitituary saying the guy died "aboard the Norwegian Spirit". Lovely. I'm glad we didn't know anything about that until after the fact. Did you know that cruise ships have morgues?? 



  1. I'm impressed you worked out on your vacation!

    I'm shocked at how many drinks you say didn't taste good!

    And how creepy about someone dying.... so solidifies my decision not to go on a cruise after the one that wrecked, it's sister ship having an engine fire last week, and all the news stories about someone getting killed by their significant other. No matter how fun it looks!

  2. You look great in the pic!

    BUT creepy that someone died!!! yikes!!!

  3. Oh my GAWD! I did know that - I can't remember how I know, but I know they have freezers and containers to keep people in!! WHAT a horrible thing it must have been for the family to be on that ship grieving and not able to get back home - or was he traveling with friends?
    You look lovely! :)

  4. Sounds like ya'll had a great time, but I'm glad you cleared things up about it "not being a total drink-fest"....lol! Kind of creepy about the dead person.

  5. a very romantic place, beauty brings peace,

    I am from Indonesia, in Indonesia the myriad tourist attractions that you can visit, for example Bali (island of Gods) there a lot of foreign tourists are visiting, if you are interest to go to Bali, you people are so lucky to be able to enjoy the island of Gods.

  6. Are you kidding?! Someone died?! That is kinda creepy. Hopefully it was from old age. Right? Haha.