Saturday the 16th of February, Day 7:
This was our last full day on the boat. Again it was at sea as we headed back towards main land.
In the morning I ended up playing a game called Hunter and Gatherer with the guy that created it. I believe he is still working on it, because he was taking notes on how to improve the game. It was an odd game, but fun.
Then on to the Science Fair! Yeah, we had a Science Fair on the boat! Apparently one of the kids that was coming on the cruise was going to miss out on their Science Fair back home, so people organized one on the boat. There were several entries. Two of them were on how we perceive things and optical allusions that might cause our minds will play ticks on us. One girl did a demonstration on “blubber” and how it is able to insulate you from the cold. There was another girl that did an experiment on what kind of apples would rot the fastest. In the end her experiment didn’t work out the way she had expected, but it was cool to see her think about the other possibilities that could have caused it. I think there were 10 displays in all!
After packing a little we played Alhambra. This was the first game we actually finished! Luckily we finished just in time for the 2pm show.
At dinner we met a couple new Sea Monkeys, Steve and Sarah, lots of good awesome conversations. After dinner we went to see if we could get a picture of the Zamboni. We were not able; they were already setting up for the farewell party. So we watched some of the karaoke that was going on just outside. There were a lot of impressive people that went up to sing. Joel, Emile, Wil, and Anne, all went up at some point. Anne has an amazing stage presence, really getting into the music, dancing around and goofing off.
I was excited for the farewell party, but at the same time very sad. I mean this was going to be one of the last times I get to see any of these amazing people. The cruise was coming to an end. It was cool at how different the two parties were. I knew basically no one at the first party, but I felt like we actually knew some of the people now. There were of course a bunch of free drinks floating around, but none of them were really that great.
After we got tired out, we called it a night. However, we ended up flipping through channels a little on the TV, partially because we still needed to fill out some paper work and stuff to leave the boat. Beth ended up finding some weird movie in Spanish on the TV. It took us a while to recognize what it was, we think it was the newest of the Spider Man remakes. We then let it play a little more, just because watching dubbed movies is kind of funny.