This was our first day at Sea, meaning we were on the boat all day, with no stops. We wouldn't be into port until the next morning. Ahhh...an entire day with nothing to do!! It has been a long time since we have had one of those.
I got up early and used the gym. Then we had breakfast. We met some people from Boston who were super nice. They had been married 19 years and had 6 kids. They were renewing their vows on the cruise. We enjoyed a relaxing breakfast and visited with them.
The rest of the day was spent laying out in the sun, reading, wandering the ship and eating lunch.
That night we went to the dinning room for the first time and met our dinner mates. One couple was from Boston - he was a retired Athletic Director and she was a teacher. He was the stereotypical AD - picture yours from high school and it could have been this guy. He was so excited to tell us how this dinner thing works, "you can order as much as you want - if you want three dinners, order three dinners! Its already paid for, so why not". He then proceeded to order two appetizers, three dinners and three desserts". It was nuts!
The other couple was from Florida. He looked and talked exactly like Sheriff Dean Farley from My Cousin Vinny. EXACTLY.
There was lots of interesting conversation among the group. Trevor and I only ordered one appetizer, meal and dessert each. However, we did discover our downfall....its called Chocolate melting cake...and we would spend a lot of time with this cake over the next few days.
After dinner we headed out to the back deck and enjoyed the beautful night.
We got back to our room and this is what was waiting for us:
We named here Ellie.