Note the festive beach garb worn by our fellow cruisers, as we climbed aboard the Disney Cruise Express:
The tropical sun was relentless as we embarked on our Magical journey. Good thing we packed all that sunscreen!
Disney has a dinner rotation system between 3 dining halls. The dining room servers rotate with you. Jonathon is from the Phillipines and has a little 3 year old and 5 year old son that he'll get to see again in 5 weeks and two days. Louis is from India and was quite talented in his ability to harass and entertain us. I learned to listen closely to him as he recited the menu for the evening, because he often "went rogue" and slipped a few outrageous remarks (with a perfectly straight face) in amongst the 'broiled this' and 'sauted that,' never breaking character.
We had hoped to go snorkeling during this trip, but our North Dakota hardiness does not extend to plunging ourselves into icy waters. We did the only logical thing under the circumstances: we ate everything in sight, with one exception. . . .
. . . . the Disney personnel did not take kindly to our trying to devour Mickey, even if we thought he'd make a mighty fine bedtime snack.