Jan 11, 2012
1/11/12 - 1/11/12
I set my alarm for sunrise today. First time I've been up for sunrise, something I wanted to do before I left the ship. Light clouds in the sky made sunrise even better. Nice time of morning. Fun to watch the ship "wake-up". On Deck 7 they offer coffee and sweetrolls at 6 a.m. before the dining buffet opens. Nothing beats coffee outside in the morning!
Today was a busy day. Julian Bond spoke at 1:30 on "Crossing the Color Line: From Rhythm 'n Blues to Rock and Roll". He played music between speaking and even did a little dancing on a rolling ship.
This afternoon we listened to "Island Life" by one of the professors in the Glazer Lounge. At 5 pm the Road Scholar group we came with had a cocktail party in the Glazer Lounge. I drank two Mimosas and ate plenty of potstickers and other appetizers. Next stop was our last dinner on the ship so we decided to go to the dining room. I had a snickers bar earlier today and then chocolate chip cookies at "tea time", a daily event. Add to that drinks and potstickers and I couldn't hardly face dinner. I ate a baked potato and even passed on dessert. Talk about making yourself sick!
At 7:45 in the Union Lounge we had two slide shows. One was some of the pictures people had posted to the intranet -- their favorite photos. The next one was photos from the ship photographer about our journey.
Today we packed up our bags to prepare for tomorrow mornings departure. Mine is bulging at the seams but I managed to get everything inside it. Took pictures of people and the ship as this is the last chance. After being up at sunrise, was tired tonight. Will miss not sleeping on the ship. It is hard to imagine returning home.