Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day a Little Early

TGIF!  Hope you've had a good week!  I've been under the weather all week with some head thingy but am starting to see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel.

As promised, I wanted to share some of my husband's musings, "Guido's Log",  about our adventures on the Carnival Triumph Infamous Disaster Cruise.  Before you start reading you should know that it was pretty bad but once the initial shock was over, we never felt like our lives were threatened and the crew did everything they could to make us as comfortable as possible. That being said, it certainly gave us lots of interesting memories.  Here are several days of the "Log". More to follow in later blogs.

Carnival Triumph Fun at Sea Cruise
Guido's Log, February 7-15, 2013

Thursday, February 7th
0730 - 19 members of Todd (Terri’s brother) and Jennifer's wedding party gather in Boerne, Texas for transport to Galveston on an airport shuttle bus; group arrives at cruise terminal at approximately 1330 after frequent potty stops
1500 - All on board; most in party on Deck 6 Starboard with a balcony alongside cabin; Terri and I in 6347; Stephanie and Hannah in 6323
1600 - Carnival Triumph departs for Cozumel

Day One Status - All good

Friday, February 8th
1700 - Wedding party gathers; Todd and Jennifer married in beautiful ceremony conducted by ship's Captain; open bar ensues during reception and most in party imbibe in their favorite beverage past capacity; much fun is had by all the remainder of evening

Day Two Status - All very good

Saturday, February 9th
0800 - Carnival Triumph arrives Cozumel; group disembarks approximately 0915 with most joining bride's sister who is prepositioned and arranges bus ride to beach on far side of island; bus serves as bar and group quickly gets in party mood; upon arrival some pose for pictures behind nude beach sign which is strategically placed to cover private areas; not clear if any actually "drop trou" but highly doubtful; a great time was had by all!
1600 - Ship takes head count and finds one person missing; he is left behind due to moped accident and Carnival Triumph sets off for return trip to Galveston with one less passenger; he may have been the lucky one

Day Three Status - All still very good

Sunday, February 10th
0520 – Carnival Triumph’s Alpha Team summoned via ship-wide announcement; passengers awakened amid much concern and observe large amounts of gray smoke billowing from smokestack; smoke infiltrates Decks 2 and 3 as well

What would your first thoughts be when you heard an announcement from the ship's Captain at 5:20 in the morning and saw smoke billowing out from the smokestack?  Lots of things went through my mind and my heart started racing, mainly because my daughter and soon to be two year old granddaughter were also on the cruise.  But, I don't want to give anything away, so join me next time for more about our High Sea Adventures.  

Today's Terri's Tidbit:  Before you go shopping, check to see if any of the stores you will be visiting have an app for your phone.  Many times these stores will have coupons on their apps and most stores are now letting you use the phone coupon at check out.  They can scan right off the phone! It's great and it certainly helps keep your pockets or purses free of all the paper coupons.  

Have a great Valentine's Day!  Until next time...

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