Monday, February 23, 2015 - Day 20 - At Sea
Last night we ate supper for the second day in a row in the Lido. Both nights we have gone about 8PM and the crowd has been sparse. Last night they were cooking lamb chops to order and we both had two plus some side dishes, including stir fried quinoa and vegetables which was quite good; very much like couscous.
This morning broke cloudy with showers in the distance and no sun. We slept in and Dick even passed on his mug of specialty coffee. Breakfast was quite nice as we shared our table with an Aussie couple and a couple from near York in England. The conversation was fun and informative. This was followed by Dick’s morning trivia and the last of Denny Whitford’s nautical lectures, “Seafaring Lore and Legends.”
At noon, we are heading into a rainy area and soon it is coming down quite hard. Dick had contacted the purser’s office about using the White Star Luggage Service to ship a suitcase home with clothes we are finding that we do not need. He fills out the forms and returns them for processing. The quote is $385 for a less than 50 pound bag delivered to the office of our attorney in Brenham. That will reduce our load to two suitcases and two carry-on items plus we have a collapsed duffle bag that we can breakout if or needed.
We have discovered that room service makes a killer ham and cheese Panini so one order with French fries makes a nice lunch for the both of us. Then we go to see Kim Novak and James Stewart starring in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” voted Best Film Ever Made by the International Film Critics. It is introduced by Actress Kim Novak which is a nice touch. Neither of us had seen the movie and as Hitchcock always did it had an unexpected twist at the end.
We go to the dinning room for dinner and have rack of lamb with vegetables and rum raisin ice cream for dessert. Of course our waiters make a big fuss over us since we were among the missing for the last two nights.
Back in the room it is off to bed...we have another “hot” tour tomorrow in Tonga.