Davidson Family Travels

Monday, May 21, 2007

Day 10, another day at sea

The Cove Wave Pool:

Our new favorite waiter, Sylvester:

After our pigfest:

Another day at sea. Another day of nothing accomplished. Naps were taken. Food was eaten. Here’s a summary of our day at sea.
The morning started early for some. Maribeth woke up around four and watched some 90210 for a few hours. She then fell back asleep, or took her first nap of the day (depending on how you look at it), around seven. The others woke up around nine-ish.
Molly had a hot stone massage at 9:30. Molly has poor descriptive skills, so I cannot give a good description of this massage. She does say that “she loved getting stoned and recommends everyone trying it at some point.” After her appointment, she spent some time in the Rainforest Room.
Luanne and Maribeth had a couples massage at 10:30. Lu had a man named Lucas and MB had a tiny Australian lady. We were led to a room that was clearly too small for two people to be in at once. Lu had a therapeutic massage and MB had a Swedish massage with an emphasis on deep tissue. It was a very pleasant hour. At the end, Lu booked her second date/appointment with Lucas. She has a deep tissue massage scheduled for Wednesday.
After everyone’s massages we joined for a group lunch. MB wanted something simple, like topsiders or a hot dog, but the other two were being their high maintenance selves and wanted to eat in a restaurant. The restaurant chosen was Parrot Cay. Apparently a lot of other people had the same idea. After a brief wait, we were seated. Today we had seat mates. Luckily none of them were small children. They were: Matt and Adam - two guys from Orlando, Adam works at Disney, organizing cast members who want to do volunteer work in the community and helps with the Make-a-wish Foundation; Guy from BYU - he’s here with his mother, sister and nephew, he’s studying Spanish; we never got his name; two ladies from Puerto Rico - BYU tried to talk to them in the little Spanish he knew, I know nothing about them. Lunch was good. I felt compelled to break a small child’s leg. Apparently her parents thought it would be an awesome idea to let a two year old run around in a busy restaurant, on a constantly moving ship, during a buffet which meant not only cast members had to dodge her but passengers, not used to small children, had to dodge her.
We all went our separate ways after lunch. Molly went back to the Rainforest room. Lu went to the Quiet Cove Wave pool. MB took another nap. The R\room made Molly drift into slumber, so she returned to the room. Instead of taking a proper nap, she decided to attend the afternoon showing of Casino Royal. Lu called MB from the pool area, stirring her from her siesta. Lu request MB come to the wave pool to get photographic evidence of the rough waters in the pool. MB reluctantly agreed. Upon looking for footwear, MB discovered that her sandals had been stolen. After finding another set of footwear, MB headed off to the photo shoot. The pictures were taken and MB’s sandals were reclaimed.
Everyone reconvened back at the room. We had a concierge jamboree at 5:15. This was the start of our night of gluttony. Lu started off with coconut shrimp, egg rolls and a Bahama Mama. Molly and MB had fruit punch. Donald Duck stopped by for a brief visit, but Lu had forgotten her camera, so there is a question as to if it ever happened.
Dinner Part One was held in Animators Palate. The menu was Master Chef. Lu and Molly ordered appetizers and MB had her first steak of the evening. Molly and MB each had a dessert. The trio retreated back to the room until it was time for Dinner Two. They passed their time watching 90210, the Christmas episode. Many lessons were learned about sharing and thoughtfulness. The sister bickering was put on hold.
Dinner Two began at 8:30. Our waiter was Sylvester. He was full of personality. He likes country music. The food was divine. Everyone was stuffed and left in a happy mood. Palo has redeemed itself, and we are looking forward to our brunch on Thursday.
High: Getting “stoned”
Low: Eating two dinners
High: Having the hiccups three times in three hours
Low: Being forced to take pool portraits
High: Sylvester/pool
Low: Too many food choices


At May 21, 2007 at 3:16 PM , Blogger Mary33 said...

Thanks for such a great blog! It has been quite enjoyable to read about your adventures on the trek to the Med. If you are curious how I stumbled across your blog, someone posted it on the DISboards about the repo cruise. I love the Magic. Hey great pics too!!

At May 21, 2007 at 4:31 PM , Blogger PURTYPAT1 said...

Loving your reports, & your honesty. Very refreshing. Can't beleive the waves.

Sounds like you all are being wined dined & phampered.

Keep up the great blogs, & phots.


At May 21, 2007 at 4:39 PM , Blogger Penny said...

Sylvester was our server on our 7 day Eastern. We absolutely fell in love with him. My three kids wanted to take him home with us. He was awesome. I guess he's moved up to Palo now.


At May 21, 2007 at 5:32 PM , Blogger ThreeCircles said...

Wow! Those waves! They really should have closed the pools else someone could have had their head smashed open! Ouch!

So, how many steaks did MB eat for the night?

We're still following your adventures over at www.ThreeCircles.net. There are about 140 of us that will be on the Magic's Westbound Transatlantic cruise and many of us should have blogs documenting the trip. (ThreeCircles.net/blog. USE ID: blog and PW: blog.

At any rate, enjoy Gibraltar tomorrow!

At May 21, 2007 at 5:37 PM , Blogger ThreeCircles said...

Sorry, I meant: Have fun in Cadiz tomorrow!

At May 21, 2007 at 7:28 PM , Blogger Marilyn said...

Where was MB's surfboard? Rachel called from Thailand today- made the trip in fine shape. Have fun on land tomorrow!

At May 21, 2007 at 9:07 PM , Blogger DMagic said...

High: Glad you are having a good time. The photos are great. More of the stateroom would be appreciated.

Low: All the plugs for The Circles Net.

At May 22, 2007 at 3:18 AM , Blogger ThreeCircles said...

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At May 22, 2007 at 1:24 PM , Blogger SideshowBobDIS said...

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At May 22, 2007 at 1:25 PM , Blogger SideshowBobDIS said...

Fantastico blog... really looking forward to new entry every day now. The pool waves wild, and so remember years back seeing the same. Very brave to get in there, as not sure that I would have! Jealous of Rainforest, as also a big fave. Have GREAT fun at Gibraltar and take lots of pictures for us all back here.


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