We started the morning out with a great breakfast where I somehow managed to squirt a mini half\half creamer all over myself at the table. imagine me covered (hair, dress, belt) in white droplets. Things got even better when Catrina and Charlie both started drying me off with their napkins. Sometime you just have to laugh to keep from crying in embarrassment.
Our first port of call today was Dubrovnik, Croatia. Never in my life had I imagined I would visit the country that I had the hardest time remembering during my 5th grade geography class.
It was beautiful. The churches, belltowers, monasteries, old battle walls...everything was picture perfect. Charlie found a top-notch walking-tour company to show us around the "old town".
We walked and walked and climbed and walked
Our guide, Sandra, was divine. She showed us all of the off the map sites and then added the personal touch of showing us where her grandparents lived when she was little.
We were all sweating bullets and scrambeling over the Dubrovnik ruins didn't exactly help us catch our breaths. To cool off at the end of the tour, Sandra showed us her favorite beach where several guys were playing basketball and in another area there was an 8 ft. diving "stone". Cue Charles Lloyd. He was hooked. I was very impressed with the energy he mustered up after our day of exploring.
The hubs and I agree that we would love to come back and visit Croatia at some point to try more local restaurants, swim in the other lagoons and explore the cobblestone alleys.
After dinner, Charlie and I went to a Lionel Ritchie tribute show where I sang my heart out to "Easy Like Sunday Morning" & "Once, Twice, Three Times a Lady". After the show we took a quick trip to view all of the boarding photos.
Think "Awkward Family Photos"...some of those poor people looked like they had been put through the ringer! Embarkation day was rough for several of our fellow shipmates. Tune in tomorrow to view a few of our favorites (we're terrible we know)!