Sunday, June 11, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017 – Cartagena, Colombia – Day 2 – Cloudy – Rainy – 87F

A sea day on the ship.

I tried to do my laundry this morning (the third time this trip – so nice to have clean clothes) before I went up for breakfast but all the washers were full including some that had been finished and were slowly air drying.  I would try again later.  I should mention that I really like doing the laundry on the ship.

Still have to ask for coffee in the Lido Café – maybe it’s the table location.  Maybe it’s just me - I'm just a big morning coffee drinker.

The laundry did get done after breakfast.

I went to the Lido Café with Ellen for the “Late Riser’s Breakfast” – she had the French Toast and I had a bagel with lox and cream cheese. 

I started a new book – another CSI Reilly Steel Novel by Casey Hill called "Trace".  Most of the day was spent reading or checking email or Facebook. 

Lunch was in the Lido Café – in addition to the salad bar, I tried the salmon piccata with tomato relish and the sautéed and creamed mushrooms.  Pretty good – we ate with Steve, who filled us in on the latest.

We didn’t make the Shabbat Services today because the ship scheduled Jim Brochu at 5:00 PM.  He gave a great talk on Joan Crawford – he knew her personally and set the record straight on some of the nasty things that her daughter Christina revealed in her book.  Joan Crawford might have been a little odd but she was not the person described in the book.

Kosher dinners once again in the Crystal Dining Room – I had the Polish Sausages again (even checked on the buns – OK? Yes).  They came with more fries than I ate all last year – I don’t understand the things with the fries.  The dogs were delicious.  We also ordered a challah (delicious) and chopped chicken liver (also delicious).

I went out on the deck to get a picture of our scenic sail away.

After Dinner, we went to the Galaxy Lounge to hear Broadway Performer, Carter Calvert doing her only show of the cruise – “Viva La Diva”.  She put on a high energy show featuring music by Carol King, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, and others.  She had a cheering section (including her mom) in the audience who stood after all of her songs.  Her husband, Roger Cohen, was the drummer and musical director for this show. 

Carter Calvert

After the show, we went up to the Palm Court, where, for most of the evening, we were the audience for Shoresounds.  They did some great numbers tonight that people would have enjoyed.

The seas are smooth.

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