Carnival Miracle Day 7 – At Sea

While hubby got up to gym, I chose to sleep in this morning. It’s my vacation and I’ve gotten up early the last three mornings so don’t you judge me. When he got back from the gym, I got up and we headed to the breakfast buffet. While we sat eating, nearly everyone from the group passed by at some point and chatted. We finally decided to visit the pool with some of them so we spent about ten minutes in the pool and probably five minutes in the hot tub and that was enough of that.

monkey on my back


We then tagged along for the group’s poker run cabin crawl. I was hesitant to participate but I felt more comfortable after spectating and would probably join in next time. They basically went around to seven host cabins picking up treats and a card from each of the first five cabins. The last two cabins were discard cabins if they wanted to trade a card each cabin to try for a better hand. The guy who won had four queens and got the $80 pot they had built up. Pretty cool but it was just as much fun to watch.

the prettiest shots i've ever seen

forget "how many people can we cram into a cruiseship stateroom" we're going for the "how many people can you get on the tiny couch" record!

While the awards were being handed out, our little group ducked out to go fishy-bomb a cabin. Apparently one of the ladies is terrified of fish so they got the room key from her husband and they put fishies all over the place in there. She took it like a sport. It was a fun afternoon and required a pre-dinner nap.

hubby and me

you can never have too many "look at us all snazzied up" pix

our ontarioan dinner companions

We then spent the remainder of the night enjoying the AO shows of the new comedians onboard. The first and final show were from Mr Jason Blanchard. Loved him! He had great material and we laughed like crazy. His final show, he was getting heckled by some ridiculously drunk woman and he managed to heckle her back until she finally got up and left. A thunderous applause followed her departure.  He was definitely among the best of the cruiseship comedians we have seen to date.

The middle show of the night was by Mr Carl Rimi, whom we had seen on the Elation back in May. It was mostly the same show we saw six months ago – same jokes, same annoying swagger around the stage, same tired attitude and overuse of “meh” and “my life’s in shambles” – but I will say that he at least had more prepared material than back then instead of spending all his time heckling the audience. Though I still didn’t find him to be anywhere on par with Mr Blanchard, I do think I laughed a little more than I did that first time we saw him… so there’s that for him.

towel animal du jour: eskimo!