We dined in the Versailles dining room which has a French theme throughout. The food was well prepared and even better presented. They really take pride in making sure the food looks good which considering the amount of plates they serve, is quite impressive. The first night we all got to bed reasonably early, or at least I thought. I forgot that kids usually hit the sack much earlier.

Nubian was developing a nasty cough and has been battling an ear infection for the past while. Khaalid must have picked up some of the germs because he started coughing too. I wondered how long it would take for Trina and I to follow suit. In such small quarters, I could only imagine how quickly the bugs could multiply. I had a stern talk with my immune system and let it know in no uncertain terms that we would NOT be participating in this sickfest.

Sunday was our first sea day and we were glad that by mid-afternoon, the overcast sky had turned. We went up to the main deck to take some sun but it was soon clear we were not the only ones with that idea. While my nephew went for a dip in the salt water pool, my sis and I scanned the crowd for two empty chairs. It was like finding a needle in a haystack but finally we located a couple of the long lounge chairs side by side.

After a few minutes, my sister revealed that she wasn’t a sun person after all. No problem. We found a nice little table that was partly shaded where Trina contentedly sipped a cantalope smoothie. I tried to get into my book but I was distracted by the people watching.

There were some gently bopping their heads to the steel drum band from the Dominican. Others were partaking in the beverage service with vigor while they stewed their legs in the Jacuzzi. A few played cards while lots read. Others still were pretty much flat out lifeless on their deck chairs working up a nice little sunburn. As for me, I just sat there with a silly grin on my face knowing that we were sailing into the southern sun.

I am grateful for immunity.

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One Response to Ill-laxing

  1. Marcia says:

    Dude! Seems like you’re having a great time! I’m kind of jealous…

    Get a bit of sun for me, eh?

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