Departure from Boston
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The dawn revealed a beautiful, clear autumn day. We stopped briefly at a McDonald's in Southbury, CT, arrived in Boston itself at 11:30 and were aboard Royal Caribbean's "Jewel of the Seas" by 12:30. After dropping the bags in the room, we had a very good lunch in the Windjammer Cafe. We ran into Alan & Gloria so we sat with them by the taffrail while they ate, then explored the ship together. I can't decide whether I like this ship; it's beautiful & there's lots to do but it's very broken up & there's very little seating near the main pool.
Much to our delight, the bags arrived early & we had some of our gear stowed even before the lifeboat drill. With the lifeboat drill out of the way, we went to the bow rail for departure & stayed there until we were well into the channel.
At dinner, there was a bit of a mix-up as they'd mis-assigned the table numbers and 8 of us were assigned to a table for 4. That was quickly resolved, though. At our table were Alan & Gloria, Eunice & Linda & Linda & I. Louise & Laurel had also been assigned to our table but switched to main seating so those seats remained empty. Our server, Eugenia & her assistant, Rommel, are both from Philippines. She is particularly friendly. Tarryn, the head-waiter, is from South Africa. Lin and I both had cod but prepared differently & both were pretty good.
The others quit early but Lin & spent some time searching unsuccessfully for Mom & Dad. Eventually, we gave up & crashed.