Sunday, July 12, 2009

2009-06-17 Italy Trip Sea Day

Slept through breakfast this morning. Stephanie and Meredith went up to the Windjammer for the buffet and brought back yogurt for me and fruit for Karen.

Met up with Scott and the boys for the first lunch in the Romeo and Juliet restaurant. They had a salad bar where you choose the ingredients and the staff makes the salad for you in a steel mixing bowl. At the end, they use a pizza cutter to cut it up and mix in your choice of dressing before transferring it to the serving bowl. Quite nice. I had the beef and avocado fajitas and carrot cake. Justin had chocolate/banana crunch cake. No wonder he climbs the rock wall so well. We asked Tolga why there was no octopus on the menu and he said we should have octopus cream pie. He quickly recanted and said, “That would be gross”.

We are at sea today so I am trying to get some work done in the computer study.

Big dinner tonight. Most of us had the pork loin and it was so tender we could have cut it with a fork. Meredith had salmon.

After dinner we went to the theater and saw the Swing Time review performed by the Royal Caribbean singers and dancers and the Legend of the Seas band. It was very nicely done with some very talented performers. After that, a quick trip to the room and back to the theater for the “Love and Marriage Game Show” which was basically the old Newlywed Show with four couples married: 7 days, 4 years, 28 years, and 52 years. It was a lot of fun and we laughed pretty hard at some of the antics on stage. Uncle Scott bought me and himself a Heineken draft. Thanks Uncle Scott!

We decided that Justin climbs that rock wall so well because he eats so many bananas. We called him “banana boy” but soon changed it to “monkey man”.

Hector making his "fish face" with Stephanie.

The view down the Centrum.

Pop-pop and Uncle Scott.

Sunset on the Mediterranean.

The rest of the pictures are here.


Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

yeah, I dunno if I would go for the octopus either!

jbf said...

Yeah, I like octopus, and I like pie, but I don't think they would meld too well...

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