Another sea day today and a bit of a sad day all around. First of all, I was 2 numbers off the jackpot bingo which went on N35, leaving me waiting on N34 and B11. The prize was $3500. Didn't have the lucky undies on today! And fortunately we didn't have a replay of the last cruise where I got into it with another passenger over seats. I made sure I sat somewhere that I couldn't entice a confrontation. I didn't need, nor want, the bad juju. Oh well, they'll do it all again in 10 days time...and maybe with a little pair of lucky pink plaid undies, I may walk away with the jackpot.
And tonight we said goodbye to our table mates in the dining room
It's so hard to believe we are headed back to Fort Lauderdale where we'll spend the day, disembark a whack of people, replace them with a whack of new people and head out again for 5 new ports of call and 1 repeat. It's going to be a relaxing evening sitting outside, watching the lightning flash all around us. There's no rain and the heat has finally subsided to a point where we can actually enjoy the balcony. Life is good!
Today's Fuss Budget is about 50% and all about the "ups and downs" of life onboard. I've been too nice for too long now...it's time for a rant. And today's rant is about ELEVATOR ETIQUETTE. Or, as is most appropriate on this ship...the LACK there of! First of all, I GET that many people on this ship have mobility issues. But you know what? I think alot of people on board this ship would see their overall health situation improved...with a little exercise. I'm not saying they should be hoofin' it up 13 decks
And don't get me going on the proper way to offload a jam packed elevator. Why is it that people refuse to step out of the elevator to let those behind them get out? Do they really think the doors will be closed before they can reboard? I always step off with my arm across the elevator doors so they stay open allowing those getting off to clear and then I get back on. It really isn't rocket science...but some...people...are...just...plain...stunned!
And tomorrow...a boatload of about 2000 new passengers to break in, aside from the 1500 or so who are staying on with us. New grist for the mill...
The weather started getting rough
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Pinar del Rio, Cuba