Departure from Boston

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Dad, Mom, Linda and Eunice

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.

Gloria and Alan
It was getting pretty cold on deck so we returned to the room, finished unpacking, and changed for dinner. We decided to skip the show & ended up in the Safari Club for our before-dinner drink. It's a very nice venue but there was no music so we wandered some more & eventually looked in on the show. Neither of us is normally big on jugglers but this guy, Jeff Harris, was damned good.

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.

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Dad, Mom, Linda and Eunice
Dad, Mom, Linda and Eunice
Gloria and Alan
Gloria and Alan
This is just humiliating!
This is just humiliating!
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