We haven't slept in about 35 hours, but we made it to Miami and are en route to our ship. It's my first cruise and Kevin's first time leaving the US (I know), so even though I keep hallucinating and dreaming whenever I blink, we're still excited for this (hopefully) relaxing honeymoon.
Got on the ship, wandered around a bit, then went to the cabin and passed out until the safety drill. Showered and changed then had dinner. All in all not a bad day, but we just were so dang tired.
Instead of the buffet, we chose to have brunch in one of the dining rooms and it was by far a superior choice.
Kevin was so excited to wear his anchor shirt and have salmon for breakfast for the first time (I know, he's been a little sheltered). I kept it easy with fruit and we both had huevos rancheros for the entree, and it was the coolest version of that dish I've ever had.
We didn't go all out, but we did look fancy. And Kevin looked really good, at least I think so. Then again, this is my honeymoon - so how could he not look good?
Kevin got....alligator. I opted for spare ribs, but I did try the alligator, and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
We're at Half Moon Cay today. We ordered room service so we wouldn't have to go to the dining room and could just go off the ship, which is a great idea. Except when room service comes 1.5 hours earlier than you asked and scares you awake.
Thankfully I now have a husband to go and answer the door in these situations.
We are on the island! Half Moon Cay is Carnival's private island, and it is beautiful! The water is gorgeous and feels so refreshing with all this humidity.
We were lucky enough to find some good seats, and spent a good hour just swimming and getting excited whenever we saw a fish.
I'd spend all day in the water, but I am also starving.
Kevin is ALWAYS hungry, so I'm sure we'll find good soon.
We got back on the ship and fell asleep almost immediately. For 3 hours.
Now for dinner.
The dining room was really busy when we arrived tonight, and so we were offered the option of sharing a table with another couple. A chance to possibly make new friends (or enemies)? Why not?
Luckily, we got paired with a really nice couple from New Jersey. We got along well and got past small talk by the end of the night. Meeting new people and hearing their stories is basically what I live for (hence the whole journalism thing), so it turned out to be a really great evening.
The show for the night was the staff dancing Gangam Style, which was a great throwback and also hilarious.
We have just arrived in Nassau. I was worried that it would still be cloudy and maybe even rain, but it's a perfect day for being tourists. Kevin has pulled out all the stops and is rocking the most tourist appropriate outfit anyone could muster, and I have somehow managed to match him perfectly. Pictures will follow.
If there's anything Kevin and I both love, it's trying new foods. The other day while I was at the gym Kevin bought us a food tour excursion for while we're in Nassau.
We are currently just waiting for the rest of the group to arrive, and then we are off! I think it's safe to say that we are both more than excited to get some delicious food in our bellies.
Stop one was a neat little restaurant that serves us basically an entire meal, and everything in that meal consisted of conch.
I've actually never tried conch before, and I liked it just fine. Seeing the demonstration of how they harvest it and then seeing Kevin daringly try the reproductive organ of the male one definitely made the experience so much better.
Stop two: The John Watlings Distillery. AKA: Rum central.
Kevin and j both don't drink, but it was still beat to tour around and see the history of the place. The preservation and detail that goes into the process is kind of awesome.