June 24, 2007

7 lbs of awesome

DS and I are home. As it turns out, we very much enjoy cruising! Especially the food, from which I gained 7 lbs. You know how you watched Titanic in the 90's, and you marveled over how big the dining room was? I thought, "how can that possibly be real? how is that not sinking without the iceberg?" Similar thoughts occupied me through this whole trip. In fact, our waiter informed us that our boat is bigger than the Titanic was. Practically every night, except for the two where we decided we weren't leaving the room, or we got hungry too early, we had four course meals for dinner. And let me tell you, these meals were fan-freakin-tastic. Shrimp ravioli. Mahi Mahi tempura. Lobster. Veal. Sooo sooo good. Our waiters joked that they got paid by the pound...

As for the reason we went, Lindsey's wedding, that went great as well! Lindsey was soo pretty.

We spent a great majority of our time reading and lying by the pool. I completely forgot about work, about depression, about all the things at home that were making me crazy. It was so relaxing and rejuvenating, and I feel ready to face the world again.

DS won $100 in the casino! It was exciting, and almost embarrassing, to have the sirens of the slot machine blaring, and 400 quarters pouring out of the machine.

Every night with our turn down service, our room attendant made us little figures out of towels. My favorite was the monkey that he hung from the ceiling.

Lindsey's family got everyone matching shirts for the cruise, so when we had designated wedding things, 40 or so people in bright orange would gather. It was quite a sight!

So, that's all for now. I highly recommend that you consider a cruise for your next vacation.

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