We are taking a break from the hub-bub in our cabin, soon the safety briefing will commence and we'll take our lifevests to our muster station: the stinky casino.
It was another long day of hurry up and wait. We both woke up just after 7am (well, I had hardly slept), showered and went down for breakfast. There was a neat pancake making machine - I gotta get me one of those! Carm left me to finish my coffee while he ran across the street to pick up some more toothpaste and some wine. We got our bags repacked and sat down to wait.
Then we hurried downstairs to check out and then wait for the shuttle. Rush to get on the bus, wait. Get off the bus, wait for suitcase, rush to end of line, wait as the line snaked through all the check points. Hurry up and into the ship. We made it! We quickly found our room, unpacked, then went for a quick lunch - yes, the eating festival has begun. Oh boy.
I made it sound all bad but in fact it was a lovely time and we met some lovely people. First there was the young couple Natalie and Shawn that we met on the shuttle last night. Then there was the couple where he had biked around Europe extensively. Then the couple from Texas whose house had been just a few miles from the flood. Then on the bus a delightful couple (Dainette and Scott). She had a smile that would light up any room. Finally, at lunch we sat with Linda and Tony, a lovely couple from Edmonton.
At the muster we sat with two sisters and a husband who were from North but they grew up in New York City. They were from Italian descent so there was much in common. Linda, Diane, and Skip were delightful.
I don't know if it is because this is the first day or it if will always be like that but no matter where we turn we are meeting new people. It is fun but honestly it will get to be tiring. There is something to be said for travelling with friends!
My head is spinning from all this socializing! We took a few minutes to relax down on the mezzanee where we watched a few couples ballroom dance. We kicked oursleves that we hadn't practiced our moves - bad bad oversight.
We took a short rest in the stateroom after we cast off, but not long as we were planning for the blue plate special 5:15 supper in the dining room. Early I know, but we wanted to catch the early show (which we did and more of that later). In the line up we started talking with Lana and Peter, a couple from Kingston and joined up with them for supper.
After supper we all went to the theatre for the show: some dancers and a comedian (not together). We had some pretty good laughs.
It's now past 8pm and we are in our room. My head is spinning from the eventful day. I'll get this posted then chill with a glass of wine before lights out.