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By: ricderr , 1:55 PM GMT on December 10, 2007
You might not drown but you will surely choke to death!
Richard, Tim and Myself learning all we need to know about abandoning ship.
Yes, the water is beautiful
Kyle and I enjoying the beach in Playa Del Carmen
Ah, happy Monday to everyone, One of the nicest parts of vacation is coming back home. Of course, I wouldn't have minded putting the coming back part off a few more weeks.
So, the cruise was fantastic and it worked out well for the family as we got to spend tons of quality time with each other. Not that we don't on a regular basis, but the emphasis is on quality. Actually sitting down and talking together rather than talking while flying from one soccer game to another. No schedules, no "we have to get to the store and then head to another" in fact the most stress was, do we go to the towel folding clinic or the Austin Powers dance class? Tough choices. We went to the AP dance class, stood on stage and soon realized they would not be asking us to be a part of their nightly performances, but it was fun none the less. The food was great, my pants fit tight today and it's time for another round of nasty cleanser diet to get the system back to normal and cleaned out. You can literally eat non-stop and we took them up on it. I don't know about you, but appetizer, salad, main course with tons of assorted breads in between and then they offer desert, but that's more than my system is ready for. Of course adding an ice cream run at 10:00 pm and a lox and bagel come midnight, well, you might understand that today, just the thought of food starts my stomach to roll. Of course, Cassie, our little foodie, lover of Rachel Ray and all chefs on the Food Network, she was in heaven. Kyle was easy, a pool, a slide, basketball, ping pong and miniature golf and he was set for life. Tim is the only one of the kids that took advantage of the kids activities by joining the 15-17 year old group and he was able to enjoy the cruise basically parent free. Becky, got to semi sleep in every morning and of course her afternoon in the spa and my vacation claim to fame is I actually ended up ahead of the game in the casino, plus I was offered my job back in Key West and yes, I miss Key West. I won't raise my kids there, but I think we might just return there when the last one heads to college. Now, I could go on and on and on, but I'll end with what the captain said after we had finished up listening to the debarkation lecture. The cruise director had explained customs and the departing the ship procedures and then many of the ships key personnel were ushered on the stage (this was to see who your tips were going to) and then the captain came up to give closing remarks. He turned to his crew and he said, "take a look at all these people, we have most every race represented, most every religion represented, varied ways of life and viewpoints and sexual orientation and everyone gets along. We have very few arguments, almost never any fights and most are always happy. If I could wish anything that you, our guests take away from this cruise this would be it, that the world might get along as well as my crew." And that leads to the QOD?
What does it take for the possibility of world peace?
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