Day Five--Grand Cayman and Stinko Bingo
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The first tender to
We ended up tendering around .
Once we got on
We wandered from store to store, but Margo was put off by the attendants. They were friendly enough, but they followed up and down the display case, like a vulture ready to pounce on you when you dropped dead from shopping exhaustion. To say Margo hated that was an understatement. For her to refuse to go into another jewelry store, was akin to Britney Spears saying â€śNoNo. I donâ€™t want anymore drugs and alcohol today.â€ť So we focused on souvenir shops instead. We linked up with the girls and took a picture or two. They wanted to head to the dock area, just to see the water. Margo and I continued walking up and down
At this point I was feeling a bit guilty that I wasnâ€™t learning anything about
The last tender back to the ship was at 4:30 PM. We were back before it left. It is hard to complain about a gorgeous day, but overall
We, or rather my daughters, did a little taking on the island.. Both daughters had made it onto the sand by the water and had gathered some shells. Kids! I told them that they shouldnâ€™t and probably wouldnâ€™t be allowed to take them with us. We were going to be inspected, at least casually, when leaving. But, the girls owned up to the inspector about having some shells. But, he was much more bored than concerned, so they kept them.
Back on the ship, we made a decision to skip our normal dining tonight. This would be our second shot at Lumieres. We had all agreed that this was our least favorite of the three, and we all wanted a break from the gourmet food. I suggested to Margo that we go play Bingo, before we ate. Iâ€™m not really a bingo fan, but Margo likes it. Her grandmother, who she was very close to, was a bit of a bingo nut. She passed away about nine years ago, and I thought Margo might want to play a bit in her honor. Because we both knew that if she was here on the cruise with us she wouldnâ€™t have missed a game.
As it turned out, she might have been with us, a little. There were four games played. One of them was called Stinko Bingo. In this version the last person with not a single number called on his card wins. I was out early, but Margoâ€™s card did not let her down, and she won $72. As we had paid $70 we were up big. In the short intermission between the third and final games they had a drawing for some photo packages, from Shutters, and four shower radios. The photo packages might have been nice. But we were not destined for those. Grandma must have helped a little, as Bailey, our Bingo leader, called either Margoâ€™s or my raffle numbers (we had four total tickets) three times in a row. What are the odds? After the third one, we decline the prize. We only had two daughter to give these radios to. Bailey had not failed to notice our luck and asked, in a serious voice, â€śHow many tickets do you have?â€ť She obviously thought that somehow a mistake had been made, and we had gotten more than the two per person allotment. So we left thinking we should be in Vegas instead, and went back to our cabin.
After a little lounging around our cabin, the girls met up with us and we went up to Topsiders and had a buffet dinner. Margo and I decided we wanted to go see Twice Charmed, which was a twist on the Cinderella story. In this version, Step-Mom and the two ugly step sisters, ask their fairy Godfather (Yes, he is Italian. Why do you ask?) for help. He sends them back in time, so they can make sure Prince Charming and Cinderella donâ€™t live happily ever after. This was a stage production, and being Disney, they did a great job. We had figured that since we were taking in the early showing, , that the kids would be eating. Nope. It was plenty crowded, but everyone was well behaved so we had a good time. The girls had gone off to socialize. We never seemed to be able to convince them to go to the same shows or stuff we wanted to. But how much trouble could they get into on a Disney ship? Plus we were all having a great time.
Next Margo and I went to the Rockin Bar D. A musician/comedian named John Charles was going on at . We just made it. John Charles plays a wide range of music, and put his own lyrics to most of them. He is very talented, and extremely funny. We were laughing most of the time. The climax of his show is when he dissected the lyrics to the song â€śHorse with No Nameâ€ť by
We hadnâ€™t been to Shutters to look at pictures yet today, so off we went. They had our formal pictures done, so we added them to our collection, and even traded in a couple of ones that we decided we didnâ€™t like. Here at Shutters we ran into Marin, a Disney employee from
Once there we met up with the girls. They had run into the guy who had bought them the drink. He was with a group of people, and they didnâ€™t linger long. They thought it was a bit of a laugh that he had a wife/girlfriend and two kids, and was trying to pick up girls on a Disney cruise, with them there. I wonder how much luck he had. Margo and the girls decided to watch TV. I decided I could sit on my butt anytime, plus the TV is tiny, and the room was not designed for everyone to watch comfortably. So I wandered the ship some. I had discovered that Deck 4 had a promenade that ran all the way around the ship. So you could do laps if you wanted to. I wandered around that for one circuit, went to Shutters to see if I could have that conversation with Marin. She was gone. I went up to deck 9 to people watch and to watch the water. In all I was gone about an hour. By the time I got back I was thinking I could watch some TV before bed. So I did, and we finally all went to sleep. Tomorrow was going to be