We left Port Canaveral on a Saturday afternoon (January 18th). On Sunday morning we had a little meeting together in a Chamber room that Michelle had pre-arranged with the Carnival staff. It was a highlight for sure. The rest of the day we enjoyed at sea, with formal dining that night. You might notice that I don't have pictures of everyone this second night. There was some dining room mix-ups and some chose to change to the later dining time.
Keithan found out that if you order off the kids menu you get your food much faster and then you can escape! He and Grady took advantage of that, while Rhett didn't want to miss out on escargot, even though it caused him some distress when he had to wait. Samara was also keen on the adult menu choices, until she ordered "fried chili", thinking it was chili, not chili pepper! It was some hot entertainment :)
|Mom and dad|
|Uncle Roy and Auntie Joanne|
|Kirk, Cindy and Soraya|
|(A green tint version of Cindy and Soraya)|
|Julia (adopted family member for the week) and Angela|
|Uncle Dale and Auntie June|
|Auntie Marion and Samara|
|Fuzzy picture of Us|
|Samara's "fried chili" (even ate 1/2 of it)|
Water fun: The kids didn't seem to mind that it was barely warm enough for water slides. However, it didn't take too long for them to realize that the hot tubs were the best choice. I often felt sorry for others who were attempting to enjoy them. Whose kids were those anyway??? Did I mention that Dad was in charge of the swimming activities for the kids? I'm not exactly complaining, as it did allow me a few minutes alone with my "I am Hutterite" book (which was a very good read in case you are interested). And it isn't like we'll ever see those poor people who were splashed and trampled!! They should have a couple hot tubs for the 10 and under age group. I should have wrote that in my feedback survey for Carnival. Ha ha!
|Jarvis - laid back supervisor|
|Redneck cruiser - wore jeans every day (and never went down the slide once)|
|Redneck sunbathers - Rhett and Daudi|
|Never more than a few miles from land, even if it is straight down|
Next up ... ports of call.