15 July 2007

Leaving The Cruise Lifestyle

July 5, 2007
Mediterranean Sea

Naples was our last port of call before the return trip to Rome. It was our last night to see our Irish friends (of whom we never took pictures) and have a nice dinner. We also had to pack, but I wasn't worried because I had all night. Or so I thought. I later found out I had to be all packed up by 11pm. But that's another story for another paragraph.

We were happy to get on the boat because, as I mentioned, we did a lot of walking. And by the time we got back, we were hot and full. So we got back on the boat glad to have a home, even if it was based on 10,000 feet of water. I took a shower and Jesse went to the pool. We didn't have time to nap and were wiped by dinner time. I then remembered I had not taken any sunset pictures on the sea. I scurried up to the top deck but I was not in time. Close though.

Dinner was uneventful. We were not sitting with our Irish friends. We had finally been seated with the other travel agents. I went out on a limb and ordered a desert of which I had never heard. At this point, I don't even remember what it was called. It did look pretty and a lot of berries -- which I like. Unfortunately, I did not like it. Too bad though, it was really pretty to look at.

After dinner, we said goodbye to the Irish bunch, and went back to the cabin. Jesse went to sleep trusting that I would get our bag out the door in 45 minutes. He has no idea how close I got to the deadline.

The next morning, we ate breakfast, got off the ship, picked up our luggage and headed to the shuttle. We arrived at the airport a short time later. Some might have been sad to be off the ship. I wasn't. I was already excited for the next leg: Rome.