|Sailing out of Fort Lauderdale. A beautiful day for it.|
We originally were all to meet on the Lido deck, but since the Oasis does not have a Lido deck, it was decided to meet in the Windjammer Cafe. Unfortunately for us, everyone else headed to the Windjammer too. Several people tried to save spaces, but it was frowned on because there were so many people trying to get in and not enough seats for them all. But so much food .... let the weight gain commence. Diet, what Diet????
|The Windjammer one afternoon when the ship was in port.|
Usually you can't see the food for all the people.
Lord Opuson soon discovered the adult only section of the ship, and the Bistro there. Not as much food as the Windjammer, but a much more relaxed atmosphere and lots of seating. We ate there a lot, esp. in the morning.
|All these plants are real. The gardeners make constant rounds to |
ensure that all plants are at their peak health.
Saturday night was opening ceremonies for the Polymer portion of the cruise. We all met in the conference center (yeah, good lighting and open space!!!). Meet and greet occurred, with lots of fun and laughs.
|Maureen Carlson opened the ceremonies by blowing a blast on a conch shell.|
She is talented in so many ways, but who knew this was one of them!
Then we were free to pursue other shipboard interests, or be like me and go to bed since the first class started at 0900. I am not a morning person, so it was hard for me to adjust. I found I was getting up at the time I normally went to bed. I find that even now that I am back at home, I am still waking early. Have to get back into the j.o.b. groove and stay up past 10 pm. LOL