March 16, 2011
Our room is nice. This ship is old and smaller than some of the ships we have sailed on before, but that is because only ships of a certain size can go through the Panama Canal. The room is bigger than a Paris hotel room, but that’s nor saying much! There is plenty of closet space and hangers, so we unpacked last night and got our room in order.
As we went to bed Paul got all stuffed up (he thinks it was the air conditioning) and I knew I was not in for a restful night. Mr. Romance turned into Mr. Snorer and there goes a good nights sleep. It wasn’t that bad and the bed is super comfy so we are snug and cozy in our little stateroom.
After breakfast we decided we better walk around and discover what there is on this ship. I didn’t do my homework so I don’t know about what the ship has to offer. We need to make our reservations at the spa and some of the better restaurants. Then I think I better hit the gym. I don’t want to be one of the statistics…they say most people gain 2 pounds a day on a cruise, times 15 days, that’s 30 pounds! Are they kidding?
We are in the Pacific and the weather is quite cool, so no laying around the pool for us.
Today, Debi and Greg taught Mr. Romance and I how to play bridge. Mr. R had learned years ago in college and played in dental school too, but had to be reminded of some of the rules and bidding strategies. I, on the other hand, had never played and knew nothing of the rules and strategies. Let me just say this to all you bridge players out there…
I bid and made 7 NO TRUMP!! From what I understand, that only happens a few times in a bridge player’s history and I did it with the help of Greg as my partner, on the first day I ever played!
Yeah for me!*%#@!
We celebrated Greg's big 6-0 birthday at dinner tonight.