I “recently” got back from a week long cruise in the Caribbean. The whole event was absolutely amazing! Over the next week, I plan to relive it and (hopefully) make a post a day of things my wife and I did on the cruise.
When I was a teenager, I had gone on a cruise in Alaska. While the ports were amazing, the Cruise life was fun, but there were many boring/down times. Granted I was in that age group were I was too old for the children entertainment and too young for some of the other portions of the ship like the Casino and the bar. Not that Casinos and bars are currently my things. So I wasn’t sure that I would want to do a regular cruise on my own. But this was a cruise I HAD to do.
About a year ago, I saw a bunch of people on Twitter posting about some JCCC thing, specifically Wil Wheaton, Marian Call, and Stepto. Naturally, I had to find out more. The more I dug into the JoCo Cruise Crazy, the more I realized that I needed to go. So after some long debates we decided to sign up.
I think that the JoCo Cruise Crazy was once referred to as Nerd Summer camp. That is probably one of the best ways to describe it. There were a bunch of famous people that put on shows. There were tons of nerds/geeks that all met up. We had the awkward trying to say hi to people. And we had all the fun that you might have with like minded individuals that all enjoy the same spectrum of entertainment and games. Sure, there were differences in taste, but everyone was on the same page when we went to talk about or joke about such things.
Saturday the 9th of February, Day 0:
This was the day of our flight out. It was kind of like any other Saturday, except that Beth and I were very excited about the flight. In the morning we did our run. Beth is still training for the Marathon and I am still following the marathon training plan, however I am not sure if I will go through with the Marathon. Running has been getting worse from how my body is able to stand up to the extended periods of running.
After running we had tea with one of Beth’s co-workers. She has a nice small little apartment near the trail. She also has some very cute guinea pigs that we got to play with a little. I did not realize how distinct of sounds they were able to make.
We then headed home, put finishing touches on packing up. To Beth’s disapproval, I wasted a bunch of time trying to get other things that I might want to help occupy time on the boat. Paper for writing and drawing. But I was unable to find a portable pencil sharpener. After finishing packing I tried to get the last couple of stiches done on or Fezzes. I still not sure why Fezzes are cool. Is it a Doctor Who thing? Is it something else? Either way, I think they are awesome and I was excited about the Fezzes we made. I had a plain red one and a green one with black trim that had gold rivets in it. Beth had an elegant black one and one that was two tone, a white base and an orange sparkly cloth over top. Unfortunately, I had not yet finished putting the rhinestone trim around her black fez. So as we drove into Redmond, she was attempting to work in the dark car.
We drove into Redmond to grab dinner with a friend and his family and listed to Caspar Baby Pants. Which I guess is the singer from Presidents of the USA who decided that he wanted to make children songs. They were just as crazy as all of the songs that they use in sitcoms when they are making fun of the child entertainers, but it was still fun to listen to and see all the kids dancing to. This time also gave Beth just enough time to finish off her black Fez. Yay!
The flight out left around 10pm and got us into Orlando at 6am. The flight looked like it had a school field trip on it, because there were a ton of highschoolers. Naturally, having that many kids on the plane meant that it was harder to get any sleep on the flight out, not that sleeping on planes is every easy. This was not good because at 6am we landed and had to continue moving to get onto the boat.