Day 6

Today we passed on our hula lessons in favor of walking a mile after breakfast. It was sunny and a bit windy, but we did our 11 laps with no problem. The enrichment lecture was “Embassy to the Eastern Courts,” which is about when President Andrew Jackson sent diplomats to Southeast Asia and Arabia to make trade arrangements with the Far East to open markets for New England. This was all new to me. We hadn’t studied that event in school, but it was quite interesting.

After lunch, Mac finished his fish hook Polynesian necklace and we got to see the movie Dunkirk on the big screen in the Seven Seas Lounge. That was followed with our daily trivia game. We are starting to get the same team members most days, and even though we haven’t won yet, it is a lot of fun and laughs. Today, we were especially off the mark and got less than 10 correct answers.

Dinner tonight was in the steak house, Prime 7. We had to cancel our reservation earlier in the week when the seas were so rough and I was nauseous. We dined with Nancy, a lovely widow traveling solo for the entire world cruise. She raised eight children and travelled with them and her husband to many exotic places. She was such an enjoyable dinner companion that we stayed for almost 3 hours. The food here was superb and there is no limit to the number of reservations guests can make. Nancy eats here nearly every day.

I had filet mignon and lobster tail and Mac had swordfish. We will definitely be back.

The show tonight was Broadway in Concert, performed by the Regent singers. I love musicals and thoroughly enjoyed this. They ended with an excellent medley of songs from Les Miserables. We are looking forward to Honolulu tomorrow.

Yours in travel,

Pat and Mac

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