Just to give you an even better appreciation for just "how blue" it really is, look at this picture of the water in Venice and compare it to the picture below it of the Mediterranean Sea.
It is truly beautiful!
I've said it before, but it is worth repeating....."Well done, God!" Amen?
So what's a girl to do after spending a day in the sun getting freakishly sunburned?
Well, I wondered that same thing, so after much thought, I decided to get all dressed up and go to dinner. And since I was freakishly sunburned, I was so thankful that I had brought my shawls for the dining room. I had to cover all of that nasty red skin up!
(And Kenny if you're still awake, remember, that is not a table runner wrapped around my shoulders; it is a shawl, thank you very much.;))
Each night before dinner, Melissa and I would take our picture together. (Remember I warned you all at the beginning of all these trip posts that you would just have to ignore us sometimes. This is another one of those times.:))
But this night at dinner, we also took pictures of the sweet people that were in our group; they ate dinner with us almost every night of the cruise.
This is Margaret, and her husband Chuck, and Margaret's mother, Kay. (Just so you know, this is the family that kept us from being abandoned in Croatia. They told Count Dracula that he could not just leave us there. Thank you Margaret, Chuck, and Kay!)
This adorable couple is Barbara and David. They were so lovely. (They made me miss Shannon; just look at how much they adore each other. Sigh.) The last day of our cruise was their 41st wedding anniversary. Sigh.
And last, but certainly not least, is Peter and Jenny; they were sweethearts. (I sat next to Peter every night. I love him. I think he reminded me a lot of my dad, so I took to him right away. Every night I was picking stuff off of him...like lettuce, tomato, cheese, etc. He was always getting food on his shirt (like me), so I would get it off his shirt for him. I liked to tease him by asking him, "You weren't saving this for later were you?" He was so funny and kind to me.)
Now for the food......
I told them to go to the kitchen and fix me a dang quesadilla!
(Just ignore me....I live with two teenage boys, so we are always quoting Napoleon Dynamite. Sorry.)
This starter was a "Chicken Quesadilla." It was served with guacomole and salsa too.
It was delicious!
For my main course I had some form of chicken. (It had a fancy name, I just don't remember it.) It was served with green beans, potatoes, and this red stuff. (Again, I can't remember the name of the red stuff, but it was a fancy name.)
And as you already know, no meal on a cruise ship would be complete without dessert.
This night I ordered a slice of diet lemon cake. (Again, it had a fancy name, but I can't remember it.) This dessert was very light and refreshing, and just look at the artwork made entirely out of edible syrups. I felt bad messing all that artwork up.....but not for long.;)
While we were
Here is Gusti dancing in true Ricky Ricardo style. Gusti is from Bali.
And Ioan joined in on the fun as well. Ioan is from Romania.
Ioan and Gusti were wonderful! They were so nice and funny; Melissa and I looked forward to seeing them each night.
Here it is, but I don't know what it is, do you?
If you know the answer, please let me know. I'm afraid I don't have any special prize or money to offer the first person who knows the answer, but you could just walk away from the computer knowing that you are the smartest person in all of blog land.
I'm just saying is all.