Wednesday, April 1, 2020

January 15, 2020 – At Sea – Pacific Ocean – Mostly Cloudy – 70F

Did not sleep at all last night – or, at least, I don’t think I did.  Perfectly smooth ride, quiet room, and good room temp.  Going to be a long day today.

“Up” at 6:30 AM and off to Horizon Court.  It is finally warm enough to sit in the Solarium Annex for breakfast.  I also had a chance to ask a “Suit” why we had to listen to the screaming lady in the morning.  He said it was in the PA system (I didn't know that) but he would check on it.

Standard breakfast – everything was good.

Now in the room – all caught up.

Lots of pressure today since the talk was advertised on the front page of the Patter. 

I picked up an iced latte to drink in the theater while I waited to get started but I got there too early (and it was cold) so I went back to the International Café and drank half of it there.

The talk – “Forensic Detectives: Identifying America’s Fallen Heroes” – is at 10:00 AM in the Princess Theater.  Another very good turnout – more than half full.  Nice feedback from a small group of folks who stayed after (until they kicked us out) to chat. 

Lunch was in the Horizon Buffet – the usual fare - mostly salad bar.

We spent the afternoon up on Deck 15 Aft – very nice today – warm and a prevailing breeze that kept the smoke away from us.  This kind of weather called for another iconic picture of Ellen on the back deck.

Still making my way through “The English Spy”, which is an unusual book in that it again has both Gabriel Allon and his pre-MI6 partner, Christopher Keller not battling Middle East terrorist but IRA terrorists (I have to admit that I did not think the IRA was still a factor in Northern Ireland).  The book has spent a lot of time explaining the story of “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland and the clashes with the British government. 

A very pleasant afternoon.  The coast of Mexico is visible from Deck 15 Aft.

We had dinner in the Michelangelo Dining Room – Ellen had another favorite dish – “Sole Colbert” – and I made do with just the salmon and Fettuccini Alfredo (no salad or soup and no dessert).

Managed to catch a beautiful sunset before the show.

We went to the early show – 6:30 AM – featuring Amy Jo Slater and her “Evening with Adele” tribute show.  Amy Jo looks a lot like Adele – at least from the cheap seats – and does an excellent job of channeling the singer.  In fact, in my opinion, she is a better singer than Adele.  She did all of the Adele songs I like and the volume was fine.  She also had some nice visual effects that complemented the music.  She was a little tentative in her banter but I don’t know how long she has been doing this.

The seas are smooth and tomorrow we will be in Puerto Vallarta.

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