Friday, September 13, 2013
Weekly Update: 9-13-13 (Cruise)
Best Food: Jamaican Pork. It was spice-encrusted, tender, and meaty. The sweet potato mash complicated it perfectly. I also liked the martini-brased fish, spicy alligator fritters, and not-too-sweet souffle.
Best Drink: Raspberry Margarita. The funny thing was that I drank it before I even got on the ship, during a Bon Voyage Party at a Mexican Restaurant around Pomona. The drink was sweet and fruity with just enough alcohol for me.
Best Activity: (Tie) Laughing with all my friends at the stand-up routine of Doug Williams while drinking a virgin pina colada. Also, whizzing down the "Twister" water slide. I found that if I pushed off fast, lowered my head, and tilted with the curves, I could make good speed down the blue and orange tubes before hitting the water with a splash.
Best Excursion: La Bufadora Blow Hole in Ensenada, Mexico. The natural phenomom is named after the sound it makes, which is like a buffalo's snort. The ocean rushes into a cove, the buffalo rumbles, and a spray of fine mist shoots straight up in your face. Awesome.
Best Spontaneous Moment: Eating lunch on the ship while docked at Catalina Island and seeing pods of dolphins swimming everywhere. It was so spontaneous I didn't even have my camera.
Overall Impression: It was nice to feel taken care of, to not have to worry about planning meals or doing chores or answering emails or researching activities. My friends and I got to play like kids without a care in the world. It was a good time.