Chapter 7 - Maui Day 2
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|Thu, 08-08-2013 - 9:53am|
This morning we got up early, and had our usual quick breakfast in Cagney’s. Every morning Thomas (our concierge) would come by and asked if we had any place in particular we wanted to eat. We normally do not think that far ahead, so asked if we could figure it after we got back on ship, and he said yes.
Going through town we saw a Bubba Gumps. Not only do we like Bubba Gumps, but I have a Landry’s Card with $50 credit on it. Score. But as the bus continued I scratched that thought, figuring it to be too far.
We had the greatest guy as captain. He was entertaining as can be. Played funny music, told corny jokes. He had everyone in great spirits. Anyhow, I was concerned about the size/ladder, etc. for the submarine – but it all turned out fine. The sub went 130 feet below. The color changes without sunlight – and of course the pics through the thick glass didn’t do it justice either. But we saw fish, a sunken ship, coral, etc. Even an eel. The M&Ms were really in awe.
Not sure you can make him out - but SpongeBob is on this ship. :)
After the submarine tour we came back up and decided to get some lunch and shop. We had about 3 hours until the bus was due to pick us back up. John suggested Bubba Gumps, but I was concerned it was too far – but John was sure it was just a few blocks. So he headed in the direction through the little shops, with Mickie in tow. Maddie and I followed behind. Maddie’s ankle had been giving her trouble this week so we were not keeping up. . .I tried calling out to John, as I was concerned about how far from where the bus was to pick us up we were going. . .but of course he can’t hear me and just keeps going. Bubba Gumps was quite a ways down, but too late now – we are there.
Maddie said she was thirsty & her ankle hurt. It was very hot. So we found a small café and were seated pretty quickly on the patio. As we were drinking the cold water I could see John & Mickie sitting on a corner not to far away. I felt badly for snapping, afterall I know John wasn't trying to make it hard. And also I didn’t know if John had any $ on him. I stood up and waved my arms until he saw me. . and they came over and joined us. John had a couple of beers, the girls and I water. . .and then we ordered nachos, onion rings to share. . .and the girls got some pasta. It was nice and the cooling off helped all our moods.
We didn’t have long to wait for the bus by now. Before we knew it we were on our way back to the ship.
Then I got a text from Sheila, reminding us about the Latitudes Party. A Latitudes Party is thrown by the cruise line, welcoming back anyone that has cruised with them before. We had never attended one before, but decided we would. I took the girls to the kids club – hoping they could play while we went to the party. But the club was closing for dinner. Since we had dinner plans for later, we didn’t really want them joining in the dinner with the clubbers. So we took them to the party.
After the party we went down and checked in at La Cucina.
I don’t remember what the show was tonight, but we decided we were worn out and returned to our stateroom. We found more critters
We watched Oz the Great and Powerful. Marc the butler stopped by with cookies and to see if we needed anything. He also dropped of a list of DVDs available to borrow and told the girls he would be happy to bring them candy & popcorn if they wanted a movie night. They seemed to like that idea.
That was it - tomorrow we had another early start as we would be docking in Hilo