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We've been having internet issues all week and yesterday was the worst. I had your trip report open and then the internet went down.
Well, at least it's not been like over here. One of our major cell phone providers had a massive failure and, for 32 million people, they could only make calls. No texts, no Internet for almost 24 hours. Luckily, I'm with another provider.
But I'm on right now and love all the photos you got of the ship without crowds.
Friday 14 September – part six: Mark becomes a mixologist!
The final drink (sadly we weren’t on drink two… if only!) was a B52, made up of Grand Marnier, Baileys and something else neither of us can remember as we’d had four drinks by this point! (footnote: thankfully I could work it out from a photo – it was Kahlua ) Anyway, it looked very impressive…
We learnt that to create a drink like this, you need to work out which is the heaviest liquor, as that needs to be poured first. It sounds obvious when you say it, but I’m not sure it’s something I’d have thought of, had Denton not said it….
Now by this point, I do need to point out that Mark was writing this message on his new phone…
Denton asked for two volunteers at this point in proceedings and, for some reason, Mark’s arm appeared to shoot up. I’m not sure what possessed him, given the amount of alcohol he’d had, but he was chosen and the next thing he knew he was up with Denton, attempting to recreate a B52. A woman was chosen as well and he said she could go first. Now you might think Mark was being chivalrous and he was partly… but he was also waiting to see what she did, as some of the watching audience worked out pretty quickly! Smart…
Look at the concentration on his face!
Of course, if someone was going to make a mistake, it was always going to be my husband… but the shame was that he got the mistake to drink. Oh what a sadness that was for him… not! In his defence, the bottle was running out (yes, I know, he probably put far too much in! ) and Denton did acknowledge that. In fairness, it didn’t quite look right…
With that, we were done and I have to say this was such a good and fun experience. I’m so glad I finally got to do a mixology class, after many cruises of missing out on them. It does sound like they’re more fun on the Dream and Fantasy, as there you get to go behind the bar to mix them for yourself, but on the older ships, to do that, you’d have to go backstage, which of course really wouldn’t work so well for Disney…
We sat there chatting for a while to the two women opposite us and a couple from Canada, who they’d met on a previous cruise. They were telling us about their blind daughter, who sounded absolutely amazing.
By the time we left, we had the place to ourselves…
Eventually, we crawled our way back to the room, just feeling the effects of the mixology a little bit…
From our TV screens, it looked as if land wouldn’t be that far off and, you never know, if the weather continues to be so beautiful, we might even see some tomorrow!
That looked like a good drinks as Bailey's and Grand Marnier are probably my two favorite cordials and I'd add Kahlua to it as well. I'm sure I'd love this drink! With the amount of alcohol in these drinks, it only takes a few to really feel the effects. Once the two of you got back to the room, I give you ten minutes until you were out for the count!
Mark's message during the class was too funny! Not just the message itself but if he had hit "Send" and to who was the recipient of it?
October 6, 2017-Enjoying an amazing dinner at Victoria & Albert's with PP's Dot and Drew
My TR from my most recent trip is now underway. Includes: Universal Studios Florida, Disney World and Sea World Orlando Trifecta TR -Updated December 10th! TR is now COMPLETED!
Last edited by SuperDave; 12-07-2018 at 11:44 PM..