and my last day on this ship. Probably forever. Not a complaint per se about the cruise line which I reasonably like but rather the acknowledgement that I appreciate more the familiarity and slightly less frenetic feeling of the smaller class of cruise ships. I like the atrium, I don’t like the center promenade. This particular layout makes the commercialism just that much more obvious. There is a definite lack of lounge space.
Ok, done whining.
What made this cruise great for me was this bunch
which is most, but not all of the group.
Managed to get this picture on Wednesday
What it really meant was getting together every sea day morning with a great bunch of people. We discussed everything from yarn, needles, cruises and family to health education in the schools and surviving aging parents. Mostly the conversations ran in English (UK, US, & Aussie versions) with the occasional detour into French or German depending on the person. Rosemary finished a fabulous baby blanket (have to mention this as she held out with her crochet till the very last day). We had two with more interest in needle work than yarn.
But mostly it was relaxing fun. I have forwarded the two pictures to everyone in the group for whom I have email and hoping it gets to the additional four people. If not, I can go hunting on Ravelry.
Meanwhile, I put in my last four miles on the treadmill for Walk for Wishes right before they closed down for the cruise. Made a last run at the Sushi in the Windjammer and have my suitcase packed and in the hall.
I might even be ready to get off the ship!