Day At Sea

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Today was a nice laid back day since we were at sea and had no place to go or be.  My big plans included sleeping in and taking a nap, neither of which happened. 

We started the day by participating in morning trivia where my team (Kelly, Alex, mom, dad, Brandi and Grandma) was horrible!  We got 6/20 questions right, but to our defense they were HARD QUESTIONS!  None of us our geniuses but we normally if we add all our brains together we aren’t horrible…today not so much!  To make things even more interesting the host had never hosted trivia before and apologized ahead of time for his accent which made the game even more exciting (and silly!) as we tried to decipher the question.  The entire audience, the host included, spent a majority of the game laughing as together we tried to understand the questions!

I then spent some time reading in the Haven.  My Grandma booked three suites on the 14th floor of the Norwegian Jade in their “Haven”.  In addition to our suites, we have access to a private swimming pool and hot tub, outside deck, food area and 24 hour concierge and butler.  It’s pretty sweet, pun intended!  I may never go back to my normal life!

Anyway, back to reading….I downloaded The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream by Sam Gennawey before leaving and have been enamored by the book ever since.  This book is an actual biography of Disneyland and began with Walt Disney’s earliest ideas of what Disneyland could be until present times.  It’s been really interesting reading about the history, ideas and how some of the most famous rides came to be.  I’m now about 3/4 of the way through the book and am already having withdrawals about finishing it.  I’m such a dork, I’m already considering re-reading it right away.

Brandi and I participated in a scavenger hunt and was able to find 18/20 items on the list.  We couldn’t find two socks with holes in them or a beach ball.  After that we played several games of cards and then got ready for dinner.

I forgot one item at home and it’s a big one…my camera charger…when I made this realization I had a panic attack.  I was only a couple of days through the trip and the thought of my camera not working for the remainder of a trip of a lifetime wasn’t fun.  Luckily the photo gallery has a universal battery charges and is able to charge my battery.  Panic attack averted.  However, the downside was I didn’t take any photos today because they had my battery…well that and there was really nothing to photograph.  We did take a couple of photos tonight at dinner, but not many.

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Tomorrow we’re in Cagliari, Italy (???).  We have no tour so we’re on our own, wish us luck!

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9 Responses to Day At Sea
  1. Maggie K.
    April 4, 2015 | 12:33 PM

    Cori your story telling is amazing, makes me feel like I’m living you adventure. Thanks

    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      April 4, 2015 | 12:37 PM

      Thanks :)

  2. Lorna B.
    April 4, 2015 | 12:34 PM

    Love your stories. You are really traveling in style. What a wonderful grandma! We did well in the trivia games -usually won (I just sat there ) Take care.

    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      April 4, 2015 | 12:37 PM

      We’ll have to have to play trivia some time and see who wins….then again my brain only holds useless information, so I’m sure you’d win for sure!!

      • Lorna B.
        April 5, 2015 | 12:22 PM

        Hope you are rested. Happy Easter

  3. Monica K.
    April 4, 2015 | 12:34 PM

    Bummer about the battery! I use my cell phone camera as back up. Cell pics better thsn no pics!

    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      April 4, 2015 | 12:37 PM

      I totally agree!! I have my cell phone with me as back up, plus everyone else has their cameras too so I can always still photos!

  4. Kim A.
    April 5, 2015 | 12:23 PM

    I can’t believe they couldn’t figure out to project the questions so people could READ them if the host had an accent. And, I would have made socks with holes.

    • cori
      Twitter: Corisbigmouth
      April 5, 2015 | 12:24 PM

      Ha Kim! that would have been a smart idea! Oh and we considered cutting holes in socks, but was afraid of not having enough to finish the trip with