Ignoring the line to get off the ship yesteray morning (it is not just fewer immigration agents – they are moving more slowly) I wandered down the street to Starbucks. Right around 0815 it was lovely. Not all that many people and the Wifi is open so I was able to update both my mini-iPad and the phone as well as delete reams of junk email.
Then the crowds started arriving. I will see that it is fairly easy to distinguish those who are
1) local to Galveston and forgot about the ships this morning
2) getting on Carnival Magic
3) bound for Mariner of the Seas
I can understand the energy of small children. But I don’t get someone who could pass for the tatooed woman in the circus letting two small children run around and shriek at the top of their lungs. It is not like there are not other choices. I almost wish I had hearing aids to turn off
Ah… my life finally improved when the people that “mom” with the screamers was picking called to say they were off the ship and waiting. Leaving the building, the noise level dropped about 50db.
Now, if all the rest of these people would leave so that I would have enough band width to download my new audiobooks from Audible (even at format 2 it can take a long time with narrow bandwidth) life would be the rest of the way sunny…..
I lasted till about 1300 before fighting my way back on the ship!