The Cruise – Day 12

Day 12 – April 20, 2023 – At sea – Our 55th Anniversary

I woke early at 0630 and looked out our patio door to see what was going on. Just water.

Things were going fine until I decided to take my phone, iPad, and pills to the head so I could take my BS reading, sync my Fitbit, and take my pills. On top of my iPad, I’d placed an empty water glass to get water for the pills. That was the big mistake.

The only place that doesn’t have carpet is the head. It’s like stone tiles. So, of course, even though I managed to get my foot under the bumbling glass, it bounced off, hit deck, and shattered to smithereens. Glass everywhere. Naturally, this woke Diane, the opposite of what I was trying to do.

Bless her heart, she feared I’d fallen and came rushing to the rescue to find me gathering pieces of glass on my hands and knees.

After getting the big pieces and, placing them in the oddly intact lower half of the glass I got a towel and wiped then entire floor area to get the tiny pieces no one could see, vowing to warn the cabin boys about what had happened.

I was too busy to take any photos of this event.

Then I cleaned off our room tray, on which live a couple of large bottles of water we will never drink, added a damp washcloth, and took Diane’s shopping list to the Lido deck for food and coffee. I’m happy to report that I managed to get that full tray down 3 decks, and back to our room without spilling a drop. We were both very proud of me.

At 1300 we had lunch in the dining room with the Mariner Club. It was a lot of food picked from a menu, unlike the Lido where there are no menus. Just point at what looks good and they dish it up.

We lounged in our lounge chairs on our balcony and watched the world go by until it was time for supper.

Diane started out with crab cakes which she really liked. Then she had halibut that she didn’t like so much.

At 1730 we had a major dinner at the Pinnacle restaurant for our Anniversary Celebration. Diane had crab cakes & baked halibut (no photo), and I had a skimpy shrimp cocktail & 15 oz boneless ribeye steak. We also each had baked potatoes and they were huge. Mine was almost as big as my steak. I ate it all. Then we had dessert. The delivery was very elegant for all plates.

For dessert Diane had Baked Alaska and I had a couple scoops of ice cream.

After that sumptuous meal, we returned to our cabin and relieved ourselves of our shoes and clothing, and spent the evening laying naked on our balcony.

That’s not true, of course. What was I thinking?

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