Once we finished breakfast, we headed to the terminal to drop off our luggage and then over to our parking lot for the week. We always use Galveston Park 'n Cruise because it's right across the street from the terminal so we don't have to bother with a shuttle.
Dad was pretty anxious and nervous this morning. He's still not used to doing things on his own so feeling a little out of control has him kind of anxious. Good thing this wasn't my first time or we might have all been a ball of nerves.
Check in went smoothly, and once we got our sign 'n sail cards it was time to sit and wait. Nick and I used that time to call Kate once more before we left for the week. We sent her a couple of photos and told her we loved her. I'll sure miss that sweet little voice over the next several days!
Boarding started shortly after 11, which was a little bit early. That's exciting! It didn't take us long to board and we headed straight up to our cabin to put our stuff down and I began unpacking. I love the perks of buying Faster to the Fun. It's so handy to have you luggage already at your ready-to-go room as soon as you walk onto the ship.
I unpacked everything and got all of my standard organizers hung up around the room. Command hooks are your best friend on a cruise ship. I have serval hung in the room to keep track of purses and lanyards, hats, and one for our shopping bag of photos that we buy throughout the week. I also have my shoe organizer hung that is holding not just my shoes, but other miscellaneous items as well.
Nick and Dad had already gone out to Lido deck to eat some lunch, so I joined them and had a Guy's Burger without the bread. I had lots of mustard and veggies, but I did splurge and have some bacon on it as well. I didn't eat any fries.
We left the pub quickly because it was so loud and really not our thing. Muster drill was next on the agenda, which took forever because of some people who didn't think they had to attend. Then it was finally time to sail away!
The welcome show turned into a traveling party throughout the ship with Malcolm, and we made our way to the Atrium for a lip-sync contest, to the casino bar for and air guitar contest, then on to the dance club for some line dancing (my favorite!), the piano bar was next for a sing along (where Malcolm gave Coleen and me free drinks because we were singing along and messing with him-I gave my drink to a friend), and finally back to the comedy club for a few minutes. That was a lot of fun.
After wandering around the lido deck to get some fresh air and taking a very windy loop around the track, we decided we were tired and are now in our stateroom getting ready for bed. Tomorrow is a sea day!