DAY 3: Iguana friends & Mr. O’s ashes?

Alright blog friends, here we are at day three! 

This cookinfanatic (or shall we now say, cruisinfanatic 😉 ) woke up bright and early (this wasn’t easy folks ha) to get in a quick workout.  I seem to get a bit, shall we say, cranky if I don’t do something fairly active over the course of a few days!  So I did some brisk walking round the boat’s track until Mr. mopper man roped off a large section blocking my walking adventure grrr.  So up to the fitness room for some elliptical action and abs/arms J.M. style I went (I copied some of her moves from memory, that’s good stuff)… felt great!  After that it was time for a quick brekkie and then CoCo Cay Island for the day….

When we got there the sky was lookin’ a bit ominous, however the clouds opened up to a beautiful hot & sunny day!!  After grabbing a water bottle full of rum & tequila drink of the day “CoCo Loco” we set out to do some serious sunnin’ and relaxin’ before the lunch buffet (I see a pattern here)…. 

Looks like we weren't the only ones with that idea...?! ;)

Looks like we weren't the only ones with that idea...?! 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The water was spectacular with the exception of the many jellyfish making their home on our turf!  Yea, that’ll put a damper on a swimming plan.  But we gustered through it and luckily The Man & I stayed safe and sting free for the day 🙂

Ahhhh does it get any better???

Ahhhh does it get any better???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also made some friends along the way, including this guy:

He's obviously done this before...

He's obviously done this before...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lunch time rolled around and RCC had set up a nice buffet style bbq with some good eats – I got a small plate of a few goodies!
 
 
BBQ chicken, corn, fried rice, salad, pasta salad w/ raisins (?)

BBQ chicken, corn, fried rice, salad, pasta salad w/ (?say what) raisins

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
After lunchin’ we walked around the island a bit to realize that our ship had…duh duh duh duh….left us!!!!
 
They left us stranded on this island!!!

They left us stranded on this island!!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Just kidding guys, seriously, I know that’s not funny (but kinda is right….) – The Man and I were all good and no, the ship didn’t leave anyone.  They don’t have a dock on the island so they have to ferry you back and forth from the ship.  Pretty sweet lookin’ though!  So we laid out for a while longer and enjoyed our afternoon, then decided to come back to the ship and finish up our day by the pool.  There we met a really nice couple with a very strange story – apparently the lady is a “guardian” and one of her client’s last wishes was to have his ashes sprinkled in the sea.  So Mr. O’s ashes were sent to sea by our new lady friend that very morning, from this very boat, and I thought this was a really interesting situation for a cruise activity, but who am I to judge?  So anyways, onto more uplifting things, we obviously had to have another snack before dinner and I made another serious salad beast (love the lingo Gina)
Eat me!!

Eat me!!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Then we took another of our infamous afternoon naps (life is rough) before gettin’ ready for dinner – sweet sweet sleep!  After some rest we classed it up at the Schooner Bar for some pre-dinner drinks.
 
Can I interest you in yet another glass of wine miss???

Can I interest you in yet another glass of wine miss???

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Perhaps a drink(ssss) from the bar menu...??

Perhaps a drink(ssss) from the bar menu...??

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
After our cocktails we were off to our last dinner night of the cruise, and I finally get to show you guys our new cruise friends!  We had a great time with these guys, thanks RCC peeps for setting that 1 up perfectly!!  Of course, our group pic included our waiter & assistant waiter too, whoop whoop 🙂
 
Shout out to my cruisin' homies!

Shout out to my cruisin' homies!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dinner was excellent, I started with the Antipasti (grilled veggies, roasted garlic, prosciutto, melon) & The Man began with the scallop risotto (yummm)… pretty much the majority of the table chose the tiger shrimp as their entree and that shrimp was not to disappoint – soo good!  Not to mention that our waiter de-shelled the butterflied shrimpies for us ladies 😉  super sweet service – that’s what I’m saying!
 
Deliciousness!

Deliciousness!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Creamy risotto w/ corn & scallops

Creamy risotto w/ corn & scallops

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uber-giant-shrimp!

Uber-giant-shrimp!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dessert included this molten chocolate cake goodness & some tiramisu (I was “tasting” haha….)
 
Molten chocolate CAKEEEEEEE!!

Molten chocolate CAKEEEEEEE!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
After stuffing ourselves at dinner, we headed to the Quest game show – those pics  of which will not be posted due to The Man potentially never forgiving me for life if so haha — let’s just say that is 1 funny onboard game show (some of ya’ll who’ve been know what I’m talkin bout!)  After the crazy game show time, we headed back to the room and called it a night w/ this guy:
 
Ugh - me gorilla

Ugh - me gorilla

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
😉  Alright bloggy bloggertons, there’s the scoop!  That was the trip in a nutshell… and we are stilllllll in the airport with a major delay due to serious storms all around.  No planes in or out of this place for now.  Needless to say, after 10 hours here (yea 10am) we are NOT happy campers.  But we are safe.  So that is what I keep focusing on.  I’m hoping we make it home tonight, they re-routed our incoming plane to Tampa and aren’t letting it here until the storms are gone.  So tonight could be a rough night for us, but take the good with the bad right.  We had a wonderful vacation, so I must stay focused on that.  Maybe the more expensive long flight w/ connections turned out to be a better choice in the end – lesson LEARNED 😦  On that note, let’s stay positive and hope to see you guys from Richmond tomorrow for a back to reality post!  Gonna go do some meal planning now (that’s a form of stress relief for this girl…!) – night to you all and enjoy the comforts of home for us!!
 
SHOUT OUT TO SUPER-MOM FOR TAKING CARE AT OUR PUP ALL WEEKEND AND EVEN GOING TO GET HER TONIGHT DUE TO OUR DELAY — LOVE YOU MOMS 🙂
I love this man!!! :)

I love this man!!! 🙂

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One response to “DAY 3: Iguana friends & Mr. O’s ashes?

  1. We did the same cruise!!!!! It was so neat to read your recap of Coco Cay, especially since we weren’t able to do too much there. How neat! Oh, and you definitely ate healthier than me!

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