Anchors Away

Day 15 – #100HappyDays Challenge

Good morning!

I’ve turned into one of those old people I use to notice nursing coffee at an all night diner after closing out the bars in my younger, wilder days which, of course, feels like yesterday. It’s a wild and wooly 6 a.m. and I’m sipping coffee at IHOP just down from the hotel watching a group of tipsy, giggling twenty something’s. I smile in memory of nights spent dancing only to land in a late night diner eating biscuits and gravy – my go to favorite breakfast, diner, lunch, hangover food.

It doesn’t matter what time I go to bed, I just naturally wake up early. My eyes flew open this morning, the sound of waves and my empty tummy reminding me I hadn’t had dinner the night before which sent me searching for breakfast despite the nippy, cool morning which still happened to be black outside. It’s been months since I’ve experienced a chilly morning, but I have to say the short walk was refreshing, reminding me briefly of home, minus the snow, of course. There I would be in boots, gloves and coat instead of a long maxi dress, sandals and light track jacket. I’m a world away from Alaska.

Screenshot from WTForecast

I’m sure you are wondering how last night went at the pre-cruise party… and I’ll tell you. It was fine but an unexpected early night. I met a lovely couple who sat down with me. They have long been retired and travel the world together. Can’t wait to visit with them a bit more during the cruise. I met a few others too who circulated the room, introducing themselves in pairs and sometimes in groups. It became apparent that I was a minority single in a room full of pairs. What can I say… you would think by now I’d be use to it. I called it a night.

Onboard the Liberty of the Seas

Day 1

Energy is high coming aboard the ship. I’m always amazed at how quickly the staff processes thousands of people leaving and boarding the ship. I bounce along to the music navigating my way to the polished bar to begin the week with a rare Bloody Mary.


Author: April

Journey with me through the next little bit to find the joy hidden just beneath the everyday moments. Let's unearth fun! We can be archeologists of our own lives. Let's spread cheer into the ordinary. Get ready, set, go!

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