Sunday, November 9, 2008

On the 9th day of the quest -- we were at sea.

This might have been the day that we filled out the room service form and forgot to put it on the door so we had to hurry to breakfast before the meeting -- which was set for 8:30 a.m. We needed to be there there by around 8. Of course, it could also have been the day that we did get room service and ... Derek had added hot chocolate to the order without me knowing -- as a surprise. When we got back to the room later we discovered that they had given us the hot chocolate packet and a container of hot ... tea. It's just as well I didn't see it when it was hot. I should mention that I enjoyed breakfast on the ship every day. Mostly I had scrambled eggs and bacon and french toast -- but the bread part varied and I did have cereal a couple of times. I think the cook gave me more bacon every day -- I started laughing one day and told him to stop since the pile was so high.

I liked this day. I like handing out things at meetings and being a greeter. The other people who were handing out things with me were fun and, in general, the people are friendly and happy to smile back at you. This is the meeting where the managers got to play bingo. It was funny to find that some people didn't know what constituted a "bingo" -- even after they had been told. They had never played before and didn't seem to understand that you had to have five in a row -- not just five anywhere.

Derek's boss sang "O Solo Mio" at this meeting. He has a beautiful voice and did a terrific job. I liked that part of the meeting even better than greeting people.

The rest of the day was good. We visited with other people and with each other and enjoyed a dinner with friends. I've had a lot of waiters on these trips chuckle at how much I don't eat. I try -- really I do -- but I can't eat THAT much food!

After days of walking until I was really tired it was nice to have a day to rest my feet.


Frey family said...

I'm really enjoying reading about you trip. It's weird to read it backwards, but you're so smart to do it that way. Way to think ahead!

LC said...

GASP! What a gorgeous photo. Can't wait to hear about the rest of the trip.