Friday, October 2, 2009
Day 14 At Sea
Two weeks gone already? Where does the time go? Today was spectacular!!!! I spent another fantastic day out on the aft pool deck. We had a bit of clouds for a while but they dissipated over time. I haven’t figured out this crowd onboard yet. They definitely aren’t your standard “Grand Voyage” crowd. It will be interesting, as it always is, to see how the dynamics of this crowd of guests plays out over time. There are a number of old friends and familiar faces which always makes it nice. The Holland America team is doing an excellent job. The food has been great, both in the dining room & Pinnacle Grill, and the service impeccable throughout the ship. I saw a pretty interesting dynamic today. There were a small group of guests sitting near me (how dare they invade my space) who were complaining about anything that came to mind. I thought these people were just nuts. And then I started chuckling as they proceeded to talk about the internet and exactly what was wrong with it. I chuckled because it was obvious that finding the on/off switch on a PC would have been a technological challenge for this crowd yet they could pontificate, with great authority, about the satellite connections aboard ships and the internet…. Anyway, I digress…. In the middle of this group grope complaint fest, the Captain & Hotel Manager walked up to me and said hello. We were chatting when a representative of said group came up and proceeded to tell them how magnificent everything was on the ship. I certainly was taken aback…. I just wonder what these people were drinking…. Anyway… Perfect Day!!!