Saturday, September 25, 2010 – Cozumel – Cocktail Party
The ship docked in Cozumel at 9:00. Katie was up early to get her coffee
and breakfast. I had ordered
breakfast in the room so what little movement I had going for me could be
expelled in the shopping area. Katie and I went out to the dock to go
to the shops by the pier in
Cozumel rather than opting for a shore tour. This was my fifth or sixth
trip to Cozumel, so I had been on
most of the available adventures that I was interested in. In addition,
rain showers from Tropical
Storm Matthew had been affecting the Cozumel weather.
The pier was about a quarter of a mile long and with my back
issues, I knew I wouldn't be able to walk that far and still be standing by the
time I got to the shopping, so I hired a bicycle type rickshaw peddler to take
me to the other end. This is where
some of my previously allocated Casino money went.
I figured the bicycle guys needed it more than the Casino
did. Katie likes to walk, so she
didn't ride with me. I sat down to
wait for her arrival before going into the shops.
I had asked Brandi if she wanted me to pick up anything for
her while I was in Cozumel, but she couldn't think of anything she needed.
So, I was there with a mission to get a
chain and medallion for a high school friend, George Weber, so Katie and I went
into a silver jewelry shop. Katie
found a chain and a cute silver and turquoise seahorse for herself. She had
looked for an iguana, but they
didn't have any. We went into the
shop next door and found a beautiful silver iguana inset with Australian
opals. It's very pretty, so she
got that, too, planning to give the seahorse to her daughter. While we were out, I also picked up
some vanilla for all my baking and some miniature maracas. Having made my purchases and with my
back hurting again, I left Katie to peruse the other shops and headed to the
bicycle rickshaws for a ride back to the ship around 1:00.
When you have a group, the cruise line will provide a
cocktail party for an hour where all the drinks are free. Several of the Divas participated at
the Stripes Dance Club up until dinner at 6:00.
Katie and I hiked/hobbled to the Blue
Sapphire Lounge for Bingo after dinner. This one was really a rip off.
One three-strip card
for twenty dollars to play one wimpy Bingo. Not close again.
Katie and I stayed to watch a New York Broadway Review show
in the same lounge after Bingo. But, we were dragging our wagons and
almost fell asleep before it
ended. After the final applause,
we headed to the room.