This was our first full day at sea in which we were able to explore the ship, and participate in the activities that were going on throughout the day. I have to admit, for Jeff and I this was actually the first day in which we finally relaxed and stopped thinking about what was going on at home. It took longer for Jeff I think because he was always on the go, go, go at work, and having to deal with allot of responsibility and pressure at work. I finally had to tell him to chill out and just relax and that he wasn't at work. I truly don't think he realized that he was acting so tense. After that, we both took a deep breath and smiled and let ourselves just enjoy the moment.
Our Room 4101 had two pull down bunk beds for the children. Jeff,and Ashlyn waiting patiently for Jeffrey to finish up some schoolwork so they can go swimming.
After a trip to the buffet for breakfast, we all headed back to our cabin and had the children work on some schoolwork before we headed off to the pool area. The great thing about having an inside cabin was that it was perfectly dark and quiet, so it was very easy to sleep in without distractions. Sleeping in for us, meant 9am, which was a feat it self because normally the kids are wide eyed and bushy tailed at 6:30 am.Jeffrey swimming to the edge of the pool wondering why the water tastes so salty.
After Breakfast we headed down to the pool. There are 3 but we generally stuck to the middle one, as that seemed to have more kids playing. The water comes right out of the ocean, and so naturally it was salty, and......COLD! Jeff was very brave and decided to get in and play with the kids. ALL the kids. I think he must have played with most of the kids Jeffrey and Ashlyn's age. They played tag....I think the idea was to keep moving. Ashlyn and Jeffrey were determined to swim regardless of how frigid the water was. Me? I layed out and got some much needed sun. I did dip myself in the pool once, and boy oh boy I regretted it. :)
Jeffrey's version of the day--"I was mostly in the pool and I played with my two new friends, Edward and Justin. These were two boys that I met on the ship. We couldn't go on the waterslide, so we played in the pool. I missed going to the kids club to do the Volcano making activity, so I stayed in the pool. After that I went to the kids club and I made hundreds and hundreds of different kinds of paper air planes, and the first time I was in a contest against other kids, I got first place with my airplane. I competed against 13 girls and 14 boys. My mom and dad went to a magic show. I got to destroy the towel creature that was left in our room on our bed."