Day 6: Curacao

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Willemstad, Curacao

We actually slept in this morning.  Too much fun and sun in Aruba!  I went out onto the balcony to see us docking in Willemstad at the

Mega Pier.   At first glance, the island is very much like Aruba.   After some discussion, we nixed plans to head out to Kontiki Beach.  We

were a little beached out, believe it or not, so we decided to head into town and see what we could find to get into.  The different colored

buildings are so pretty in the picutures you see of Curacao, it really is a neat thing to see.  The place just looks happy, and that is their

motto, "One Happy Island".

A new island for us to visit!
  To get over to the Punda side, you either have to cross the Pontoon Bridge or take the ferry.  We had to

take the ferry because the Pontoon Bridge opened as we were walking toward it.  Some tugs and a submarine came through, so it

was open about 40 minutes while they cruised by.  We walked around Willemstad and browsed in some of the shops looking for souveniers

for ourselves and our friends in Ohio.  In most places like this, you see a lot of t-shirt and doo-dad shops, and there were a few, but

a lot of places were selling shoes.  Crocs, Baby Phat, Chucks, Heels, you name it, they had it.  After a couple of hours we decided to get

a cold drink in one of the cafes by the river.  We talked with some people from the Holland American ship that were also in port and sat

for awhile just people watching.

Tony's newest goomar-LOL!
  Instead of eating lunch there thought we'd try Johnny Rockets on the ship.  We'd never eaten

at one before, but had heard good things.  It was really good!  I hate to think of all those calories, but it is vacation!  The kids wanted

to chill out, so Rob and I went back to the shops in port for a little more browsing and then to the Sopranos  Piano Bar that we had seen earlier. There are pictures of the gang all over the place, and they have a cigar menu with every character having it's own special cigar you

could order.  Bada Bing!  After a couple of Brights, (a new beer we both liked) we headed back to the ship to  check on the kids and laze on the balcony with our books.  Tonight we made reservations at Portofinos, the specialty Italian restaruant on board.

Colorful buildings.
  We were eating with

4 other couples from our Cruise Critic Roll Call.  First of all, we went to the Crown and Anchor reception for repeat cruisers.  Great snacks

and free drinks too!  It was short, but very nice.  The captain spoke about some different things going on with RCI.  He is one of the youngest captains in the fleet and not too bad to look at either :)  We met the 4 couples in the Schooner Bar for a pre-dinner cocktail

and then headed up to the restaraunt.   It took us 3 hours to eat this meal, and it was really good.  Between the food, dessert and wine,

I thought I was going to fall asleep at the table!  I had to order a double espresso tonight!  After we rolled ourselves out of Portofino's

we decided to meet in a couple hours time for Quest.

The Quest. Check out the guy with the confetti hair!
   Rob had to do the check in with the kids because after that meal I had to lay

down for a 20 minute power nap.  It worked!  Off to Quest we went.   If you don't know what this game is, it is an adult scavenger

hunt.  You don't have to run all over the ship to find stuff either, you use things in the room that you might have, or people are

asked to do things.  Really silly, ridiculous things.  For points of course.  You are on a team and you are given a number. I found

myself doing the splits for our team, managing to get down and back up.  Thanks mom and dad, for all that gymnastics training!  Rob did

several things for our team.  He did this on another RCI cruise too and made the cruise video.  I'm not allowed to tell you what

goes on because that would be cheating.  Let's just say Rob's stunt involved a woman's undergarment and shoes.  Pictures

are worth a thousand words too.  Can't wait till our future grandkids find some of these!  That wrapped up a pretty eventful day.

Tomorrow we are sea and can relax and do some things we haven't gotten to yet!

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Willemstad, Curacao
Willemstad, Curacao
A new island for us to visit!
A new island for us to visit!
Tonys newest goomar-LOL!
Tony's newest goomar-LOL!
Colorful buildings.
Colorful buildings.
The Quest.  Check out the guy with…
The Quest. Check out the guy wit…
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