Thursday, February 11, 2010

Palo Staff on the Disney Magic

Handsome guys who made sure we were indulged on the Disney Cruise:

These men all work in Palo, the upscale Italian restaurant on the cruise. Pietro, the maitre d, is from Italy. He was aghast at the current temperatures in our home state of North Dakota (about -30). We're so pathetic; we have so little to brag about . . . If only we could export our weather. . . . (maybe as weapons technology).

The bartender. . .

. . . . a server keeping all the trays of the brunch filled with delights. . . .

. . . and the delightful Igor from Bosnia. He was our waiter for the 3 meals we got to have at Palo, the tea, the brunch and a dinner. "Tea" is an elaborate event in itself, accompanied, of course, by more food and desserts. During brunch and tea, if you manage to tear your eyes away from the feast before you, you can look out the windows at the ocean.

Somehow, Disney manages to find individuals as employees who seem to be selected for their easy-going, cheerful, natures.

While Doug and I were walking around the decks (trying to burn off some of the calories!), one cabin steward noticed my camera and stopped me, grabbed a towel from a room, warmed it with a hair dryer, had me wrap my camera for a minute, then sent us through a door to the "secret verandah" for photos. He said "we Nikon owners have to watch out for each other" and said that many of the staff had learned, some the hard way, to take such measures before leaving the internal air conditioning, for the outside humidity, to protect the cameras. Sweet! (Sorry. No particularly exciting photo from this, however, other than a shot of the ocean.)




15 comments:

Jess said...

Wow, that is so cool! Everyone looks so friendly, and I am jealous of your exotic cruise!

k said...

You take amazing portraits!

CindyTykie said...

Everyone looks and sounds like they enjoy their job

Bobbi said...

THat is awesome that the workers look out for you like that!! I love these pics from your trip.

Lauren Hartman said...

Making me really wish we were cruising again! Love that he did that for your camera. When we went to South Carolina a few years ago it drove me crazy that every time I headed out to shoot my lens would fog up and take forever to clear up!

Jeanne said...

What a magical vacation you had! And the last story was super sweet!

Sharon said...

I love hearing about your cruise. Great shots!

Reds said...

Beautiful portraits!

Nicki, said...

Funny how there is pride for each other's equipment. Lovely photos.

annabelle g said...

what a great story and shots :)

KRISTIE said...

so jealous!

Margaret said...

Love seeing all your cruise shots. Makes me want to take a cruise. Great portraits!

Chell said...

Makes me really want warmer weather!!

Maria said...

I like Pietro's tie!

Suzy said...

I love your cruise photos! I've never been on a cruise so it's nice to see what they're like!