Bahama Mama

What a wonderful few days.
After a long car ride, we finally arrived in Port Canaveral yesterday and boarded our ship. Cruise ships are huge! It almost seems unreal anything this big and heavy could float me around the ocean – but it apparently works.
The boat is nice, our rooms are small but fine, and it’s great to be rocked to sleep by the ocean. The dinners have so far been really good as well. We’ve enjoyed wandering around the boat, discovering all the little bars and nooks.
We arrived in Nassau this morning to rainy weather. Despite that, we had a really good time. The straw market was kind of sad. Lots of people with the same sub-par goods begging you to buy. We tooka glass-bottom boat tour, which was lots of fun. I was afraid the bad weather and rocky seas would make us all barfy-but it didn’t and we got to see some pretty fish.
Tonight, I’m going to play a round of Bingo with mom, then Lee and I are going to a dance party on the pool deck. Should be fun. Tomorrow, we pull into Royal Carribean’s private island, Cococay, where we hope to snorkel if the weather is better.
I have discovered I am a terrible gambler. I promised only to “waste” 25 dollars in the casino, and I lost it all without winning even one game. How bad is that? I’ll go watch my mom play slots, and she’ll win 110 dollars in one sitting. Hmmm. Maybe she’ll be good luck at Bingo tonight for me.
Can’t write much more, though there’s lots to write. Internet isn’t free on board. But, we’re all having fun, with lots more to come.