The older I get the longer it takes to recover from trauma...like 12 mile bike rides in extreme heat and humidity. So, today was pretty much a recovery day. We enjoyed the sites and sounds of Aruba as experienced from a 1 mile radius of the ship. That meant a visit to the Crystal Casino. And before you ask...nope...nothing.
I left Kier at the Casino and trolled up and down what I thought was the main shopping area
Apparently Aruba is known for its trade winds...and it was so windy up by the pool this afternoon that I almost lost my hat. The pool was like bathwater, but it was too windy to enjoy the deck. Off I went to defend my title at Speed Sudoku...and yes, I did. Won another big magnetic clip. Just what I needed...but actually it does serve a great purpose here on the ship where all the cabin walls are metal
We are really getting to enjoy our "friends" at the table beside us in the dining room. I don't know their names, but I'm gonna call them Ron and Helen. I was sure her name was Helen until yesterday when I thought "Ron" called her "Fay", and then I thought he called her "Betty". Guess we could always ASK them their names. There's a novel idea!!
They were concerned about us yesterday when we were late for dinner because of our delayed return from the cycling excursion. Ron said "We thought of you guys today...I said, 'we don't know their names, but they must be nuts to be cycling in this heat". I responded "Oh, well, I'm Peanut and this is Cashew".
The Fuss Budget today is around the 40% mark and all chalked up to technology...again. I was certain that the internet here on the ship, that most people pay dearly for, but we get a limited amount for free, was the absolute slowest internet on the face of the earth. But I was wrong. That title goes to the lobby wifi at the Aruba Renaissance Hotel in Oranjestad. It was soooo s...l...o...w, but it was free, so I didn't mind waiting 10 minutes to open an email when the clock of free minutes wasn't ticking away. We're 2 days at sea now until we arrive back in Fort Lauderdale. We have about 100 minutes of free wifi left before we get another injection of minutes on the 11th. Will they last??? Only time will tell!
Five passengers set sale that day
Thursday, October 08, 2015