Day 60–Sun., Mar. 6, 2011–South China Sea

     Boy, were we rocking and rolling all night!  It was still rolling pretty good until early afternoon.  We went up for breakfast and I spotted Jack (the 95-year-old, aiming for 100) sitting by the pool.  We stopped to ask him if he needed help getting to the Lido for breakfast and he said yes.  He reminds me of my Dad.  He said this was the first time he had balance problems on a ship.  We ate and reminded him that he had to go for the mandatory temperature check between 9 and 10.  He had left his paper in the cabin so we helped him down to get it.  Of course his cabin was in the front, just about under ours on deck 2.  We all went up for the temperature check (near the back) and then we took him to the Crow’s Nest (in the front) for the disembarkation talk.  He gets off on Tuesday.  It was his first time up there.  We let the staff know to speak up to him (he lost one hearing aid and stepped on the other one) and we went to wacky golf.  I came in first!

     We went to see Barbara and got some information about Hong Kong.  We are debating on going to see the Big Buddah on nearby Lantau Island.  I checked in with Jeff the techspert and found out I won a first and a third in the Landscape photo contest.  I won 40 Grand Dollars!  It was getting close for the time for the Mongolian Cookout so we got seats in the Lido.  I then went down to exchange a necklace I bought for one with a tighter clasp.  I decided to have the cookout this time.  It was good, made the way I asked.  I decided to skip watercolor today because they were painting a bird.   They made a Mardi Gras mask in crafts but I passed on that one.  Ray went to basketball and won some more dollars.  We traded in our dollars for another flash drive.  We rested before dinner, Ray watched Coastal Carolina lose in basketball.

     Another good dinner and then on to a show featuring Francis Diatschenko and his classical guitar and Tomono Kawamura on the piano.  At 10 PM was the Filipino Crew Show and Joel performed a castanet dance and worked the sticks in the bamboo dance.  He gave out programs during dinner and autographed them for everyone.IMG_4154

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think…” –Benjamin Disraeli-

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