Saturday, December 4, 2010

Day 2: We Sail

We sailed from New Orleans on schedule at 4 PM Saturday watching the sunset in a cloudless sky as we cruise down the magical Mississippi towards the Gulf.  

The embarkation process was a bit tedious at 1.5 hours from leaving the hotel to boarding the ship.  But I just keep thinking about all the meetings I'm missing next week.  As a result, waiting for the valet to bring the car around doesn't seem an unpleasant way to pass the time. 

But we are finally underway.  Looking forward to meeting our tablemates at the 8:15 seating.  

Triumph feels huge.  Probably because it is - at 110,000 tons displacement.  Since even 1 ton of displaced water is hard to imagine - picture a structure looming 12 stories above the ocean.    

On the homefront, we spoke to Doris’ babysitter this AM.  Big D is doing great.  She watched the Auburn-Alabama game last night with Madeline's family and was suitably fawned over.  Aparently she got chilled and was loaned a sweater.  We miss her awfully. 

1 comment:

  1. What a great way to keep things in perspective by thinking about the meetings you'll be missing. Sounds good to me.


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