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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Day 2 & 3 and half of 4
Day 2 & 3 and half of 4
Carnaval cruise ship searching
We left you on Tuesday and while
we were at dinner the captain announced that he was turning the ship around to
help a Carnival cruise ship (yes, Carnival!) that possibly had someone in the
water.I quickly grabbed a photo. It
wouldn’t be the first time someone committed suicide by jumping overboard or
was intentionally pushed. Anyway our ship, the Ruby Princess, would be part of
the search and rescue effort.About thirty
minutes later the captain announced that what the other ship saw was the
remains of an old boat that was floating around empty. False alarm so we could
resume our voyage.
We have been playing Progressive Trivia
(8 games in 8 days with your same team).We teamed up with a couple from Dallas and Al from Ohio. We call
ourselves the Texans plus 1 since Al is from Ohio.The game is played with each team answering
15 questions in writing within 15 minutes. The answer sheets are then turned in
and scored and Princess keeps a running score over the 8 days. So far we’re doing pretty well! May even win a
Princess key chain when it’s all over, or better yet, a plastic pen!!
On Wednesday Day 3, MA and I got
up, had breakfast and went on to our respective exercise programs. She is doing
5 miles every day on a stationary bicycle and I am walking 3 miles around the
deck, that’s 10 laps around.Later we met
up with the Texans Plus 1 and answered all the questions missing only one. The
question we missed was “What major league baseball team has a moose for their
mascot?”Answer next blog!!
This was one of the formal nights
so both of us got dressed up. On the way to dinner we stopped off at the comedy
show. It seems our complaining about the raunchy comedians of the past paid off
because this guy (Troy Thirdgill) is hilarious and he doesn’t even need to do
off-color stuff to be so funny. Definitely rated PG!
Thursday was a repeat of
Wednesday with more leisure time to read. MA’s going nuts with this IPAD game
called Candy Crush Saga.She’s gone
through 65 levels but is stuck, yet determined. As a result she’s falling
behind on those mystery books she likes to read on trips. We met our trivia team again and this time
Walt, from our dinner table joined the team.So we are now the Texans plus 2. The question we weren’t sure about was
this:What ditty from the Wizard of Oz
did the Aussie soldiers sing as they marched along in WW II?Answer tomorrow!
Later! Time to eat again!WW
Some of the ship's entertainment, a string quartet