On this particular night, Melissa fixed my hair into this fabulous updo!
I looooooved it sooooooo much! And I still cannot get over the fact that she managed to get all of my hair up and into this position using only three, count them three bobby pins!
She is a hair styling genius!
I'm just saying.
Since my hair was looking so lovely, I decided to put on Shannon's favorite black dress. He loves when I wear this dress. He calls it my "Hug Getting Dress," mainly because he hugs me A LOT when I wear it.
So, I made sure Melissa took
As we were taking
Anyway, as we saw him trying to walk by, he suddenly stopped, like he was going to wait for us to finish taking the picture. But he, of course, had not met Melissa or me, so he had no idea how long he would be waiting. So we both motioned for him to go ahead and walk passed us. So he started walking, but instead of passing by, he came up right beside me, put his arm around me, and smiled for the camera.
Then after the picture was taken, he looked at Melissa and me and said (with the most adorable accent), "I just couldn't resist myself!"
This moment, my bloggy buddies, was the highlight of my Mediterranean travels.
He absolutely made my year with those sweet words. I should probably explain to you why this moment was so important to me.
Several places that we visited in the Mediterranean, people thought that I was Melissa's mother.
Now, don't misunderstand me, I'm flattered that anyone would think I resemble Melissa, obviously, but her mother! Seeing as I am only eight years older than her, it was a little upsetting to me, not to mention my self-esteem.
Anyway, that is why I loved what he said. It made the rest of the trip being thought of as Melissa's mother a little easier to bear.
For all I knew, he could have had a Mrs. Robinson fetish, but I didn't care. He made my year.
Shannon, of course, thought it was funny, especially since I was wearing the "Hug Getting Dress." I just looked at him and said, "What can I say?....The dress just has that effect on men....even in the Mediterranean." ;)
So, enough about me, now it was Melissa's turn to get photographed, and just let me say, " Doesn't my daughter look lovely?" ;)
Well after all of the posing and adorable accent nonsense, it was time to eat!
This night for my Starter, I chose some kind of chicken dish. It was yummy!
(I just want to apologize for the blurry picture; I guess I was still distracted by thoughts of an adorable foreign cutie saying, "I just couldn't resist myself!")
My Main Course selection was also some form of chicken with noodles and an Alfredo mushroom type sauce.
It was delicious! And I ate every single bite of it.
The dessert that Melissa and I both chose was an Espresso pie.
It was sooooooo gooooood!
And yes, I ate every single bite of it too!
After dinner, our servers did a little song and dance routine; it was so much fun!
Here is a picture I snapped of Ioan doing what looks like his best Ricky Ricardo imitation.
Our servers Ioan and Gusti were so wonderful; they just always made us smile.
Unfortunately, for Melissa and me, this was not how the night ended.
Neither one of us could sleep the entire night.
We did not sleep at all!
It wasn't until the next day that it dawned on us what the problem was.......
Just a word of caution, if you ever go on a cruise, please listen to me people!
Do Not Eat Espresso Pie Before Going To Bed!
I'm just saying is all.