Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Many have asked: how did you guys ever succumb to the cruising bug? Our answer? It came 'out of the blue' Caribbean, when J- suggested that we take a cruise on the Disney Magic back when he was in middle school. The thought of going on an adventure on the high seas wasn't even a blip on our radar screen. We did, loved it and the rest is as they say, is maritime history. Day Two, aboard the Allure of the Seas, was a Day at Sea. There was no 'port of call', so we were up early, hit the Windjammer for breakfast, gathered our stuff for the day and were off. There are so many things to do aboard, you really have to consult your Cruise Compass, delivered to your stateroom each evening to line your next day's activities. While Elenka headed out to check out parts of the ship, I headed to Deck 16, overlooking two swimming pools , with John Irving's latest book, In One Person. Without our cells (roaming is a killer while on the seas) or walkie talkies, we were pretty much left to our intuition and writing notes, as to our whereabouts. After 37 years of married bliss, we're pretty much on the same wavelength as each other, so that made keeping track easy. The day was sun-filled with a cool Caribbean breeze blowing, so it was never hot, hot. And when it did get warm, you could just head for any of the 20 odd bars scattered about the ship. Seen here are the reflecting windows of the Viking Crown Lounge overlooking a couple of the pools.
"Another frozen Mojito, please ."
So, thank you again J-, for getting us on that first cruise. As we've said many, many times, about many, many different things.... we never would have gotten here without you! Love WOW and Dad!