We made it back! Jon and I had a great time on our cruise. The first evening and day was a little questionable. One, because people were trying to see how drunk they could get, and that wasn't very fun for us sober ones. And two, because the water was pretty rough, and we were realizing a little what it must feel like to be drunk; we could not walk in a straight line for the life of us.
However, after that, I think most people with hangovers swore off alcohol for the rest of their lives...or at least until the free wine tasting the next night...and we got more used to the rocking of the ship. We enjoyed reading on the beach and on the boat. I went through two books (reviews in posts to come). We also met some neat people and relaxed as much as we could. Our motto wasn't to do everything we could, but just to do what we wanted, and no more. So we never made it to a smoky disco to dance into the wee hours of the morning, and we never made it to a single midnight buffet (though we were awake for most of them). We enjoyed working out (thought it's hard to keep one's balance in a rocky boat) and roaming the ship.
We took the stairs everywhere we went, not counting the night I was wearing heels, and when we were carrying luggage off the boat. Taking the stairs averaged about 120 stairs from our deck to wherever we wanted to go, and then 120 stairs back down. Needless to say, I don't feel bad about my daily ice cream cone. :)
We've come home rested and relaxed. Jon is ready for classes, and I'm ready to face whatever challenge my work has for me next.
The odd thing I had not expected: We now feel the rocking of the ship back home. We're pretty off-balance, kind of like after you've taken roller skates off, and you still want to slide across the floor. We still want to compensate for the rolling of the ship, I guess. I wonder if Dramamine would help.... :)
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