On Our Way

by Cate on November 14, 2005

After endless questions of “Is it time go on ‘cation yet?” we could finally tell Nicholas “yes” this afternoon. He was excited beyond belief, and even more thrilled when he saw his Aunt Amanda and Uncle Tim jumping up and down from the pier, doing their crazy dancing. It took them a minute to find out which window we were in, but it was great that they came to wave goodbye – thanks, guys!

Nicholas was very patient during the whole lifevest ritual, but after 10 minutes of checking out our room, he was already asking when we were going home. There is a huge window in our room, so I left him and The Husband watching the waves, with Nicholas asking for them to be “turned off.” The concept of a boat quite this big, and with everything on it, is a little lost on him right now.

There are over 3000 passengers and over 1000 crew members. The crew members are quite a group, speaking a combination of over 60 languages. For those not familiar with cruises, for your main dinner meal, you get a head waiter and assistant, and the same ones serve you the whole entire trip, which is great because they quickly get to know your likes and dislikes. The first time we went on a cruise (also to Bermuda) was about 10 years ago, and The Husband immediately got into a routine of having two main courses every night (he’s lucky he has that metabolism that he can get away with it). I was midway through my main course tonight when I saw his second being delivered. It didn’t take him long to get settled into his routine!

Dinner was great, starting with a very flavorful Rustic Vidalia Onion Tart with Red Pepper Coulis, and the main course that I chose was Shrimp Stuffed Ravioli with Braised Leeks. It was very hard to choose – the stuffed cod was really calling my name. I’m trying to use this opportunity to try different things.

Last time we cruised, the ship’s “drink” was Strawberry Coladas, and Nicholas and I already each had one and they are still as delicious as ever (Nicholas’ was, of course, a virgin one).

Hope to have pictures up tomorrow … laptop not working. I’m hoping it just needs to be charged, otherwise y’all will be picture-free from me all week.

All for now … off to check out Stephanie’s guest hosting of Weekend Dog Blogging #9. If you haven’t sent her your picture yet, hop to it.

Until tomorrow…

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Jeff November 14, 2005 at 4:19 am

Wooo! Bon Voyage! Hope you all have a fantastic time :)

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Anonymous November 14, 2005 at 3:45 pm

You’re blogging on your vacation?

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Sarah Lou November 14, 2005 at 8:42 pm

I am anxious to hear more details on the food. Can’t wait! Pictures aren’t necessary. I have an imagination and an appetite.

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Cate November 15, 2005 at 12:16 am

Thanks, Jeff!

Anon – and you’re here when you thought I’d be away? ;) Won’t be blogging every day, but we’re still at sea, and if you haven’t noticed, I’m not a real pro at the whole “relaxing” thing.

Sarah Lou – tonight’s dessert was excellent, as were the potatoes!

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