|... watching the sea through the dining room window ...|
And this is what it looked like – for fourteen nights in a row.
I have no idea how we got a table by the window – Wyona and I have never been able to swing that!
So there it was, either the Bay of Biscay or the Mediterranean, floating by us every night.
Today Mary asked me if the Johnson-Carter group got to feel the wild turbulence on the Bay of Biscay.
|... and what shall we do after supper: ...|
What is always the same seems to be the fabulous menus presented to us every night.
|... The Menu -- new every night ...|
I want to know immediately what is in that soup, what is making it white and what the spices are.
I want to do a search and google ten to twenty questions every day of this sort listed below – ie give me a recipe for this, a definition for that, a review on something else.
|... orchids on the table, chandeliers on the ceilings ...|
The Carter-Johnsons run a lot of games. If they are going to a local British restaurant, they take a deck of cards and play for the 20 minutes while their meals are being cooked.
On the boat they would play a form of 20 questions.
|... white gazpacho soup ...|
We play that one so much, and we don’t have a quick way to name that game, yet. But on our variations of it, we sometimes say, name as many tunes from the musical, Wicked, as you can – and then the list starts to build up.
Another variation that Duncan thought of it, “What statue ...” and then say something about a statue an see if other people can guess which one you are thinking of.
|... today's choice? top sirloin ...|
The ship always published a list of things to do at every hour – sometimes with as many as four choices.
So we would try to figure out who was going where, and who would have the most fun.
I know why we don’t do this every night.
At our house we don’t have someone buying the food, someone else, cooking it, another person serving yet, yet someone else to sweep away the crumbs before dessert is served, and then a whole clean up crew.
But that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t like to eat this way every night.
|... soft blue cheese on top of tomatoes ...|
Yes, at the very least, I am missing our cruise mealtimes.