Saturday: Intermission

I’ve been away at sea for the last week.  I’m not Captain Ahab.  I did not see the white whale.

I am, however, fairly relaxed, just finished a dinner in my hotel room of beef jerky, mixed nuts and a Kind bar, drank a whole lot of water, washed laundry and repacked it, have decided that I’m pretty much tired of chocolate desserts for a good long while and purchased my third tube of hydrocortisone cream today.  All in a weeks traveling, right?  Why am I so tired after a vacation, especially when I spent so much time sleeping and napping during my time away?

Our cruise with friends aboard the Carnival Liberty went well.  We had some decent-sized swells for a day and a half and I dealt with about 36 hours of mild nausea for the second time in my cruising history, but after that it was smooth sailing.  While Carnival did a decent job of making me gluten-free food, my only options for desserts were Chocolate Melting Cake, Chocolate Mousse and Chocolate Panna Cotta.  Normally, I’m all over all that chocolate goodness, but after a week of heavy, chocolatey desserts – I’m ready to start asking for the fresh fruit platter.

Mr. Muse and I arrived too early at our hotel between cruises and I ended up falling asleep as I read beneath the shade of the tiki bar.  Another nap for another day of vacation.

We took ourselves for a walk down to Ceviche by the Sea for lunch and had the most awesome grilled octopus (Pulpo a la Parrilla), nikkei and ceviche (made with Golden Corvino – the fresh catch of the day) as well as a beverage that Mr. Muse has taken to calling, “Purple Apple Pie Drink”, or Chicha Morada.  The Chicha Morada, as it was explained to us by our waiter Andreas, is a concoction of boiled purple corn to which they add apples, pineapple juice and some cinnamon.  It was strange and surprisingly very, very good.  Andreas made sure that I was taken care of in the “gluten-free” department and was very enthusiastic about the food at Ceviche by the Sea.  I highly recommend going.  I’d really like to head back and try the Quinoa Creme Brulee (and more grilled octopus) because I like quinoa and I love creme brulee.

Tonight though, I feel that it’s in my best interest to have an uneventful evening, drink a lot of water and rest up for tomorrows embarkation with Bare Necessities 2014 Big Nude Boat.

About musingsoftheamusingmuse

Deep thinker whose mind operates at warped speed. Philosopher pondering the big (and little) things in life. Storyteller. Office Ninja. Model. Teller of bad jokes. User of big words.
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One Response to Saturday: Intermission

  1. John says:

    Glad the first leg went well – enjoy the nude one!

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