Friday, June 5, 2009

Flashback Friday

It's that time again...Flashback Friday ala ScaryMommy


Family Vacation Part V (Originally posted 12/5/07)

Today we were supposed to dock in Ensenada. This did not happen. Due to large swells and gusts of wind the port at Ensenada was closed, so today ended up being our "At Sea" day. This would not have been so bad if it weren't for the giant swells. The ship rocks a little all the time, today however it lurched from side to side. I have not been seasick this whole trip except for today. Everywhere you go you sway from side to side. You will just be standing there and the next thing you know you've stumbled sideways, like a drunk person. Who needs to drink when I can experience all the negative after effects without even trying.

I have tried to sleep most of the day and that seems to help. We will attempt to dock at Ensenada tomorrow, so don't worry everyone who was expecting a Mexican treat from may still get it.

Tonight is the first night of Chanukah and there was a little Chanukah celebration, it was nice. There was challah bread (yum, my favorite) and latke wannabees. They were not latkes, they were just plain ol' pancakes. There were two Israeli men around my age and my mother has already tried to set me up with them. "I just want you to find a nice Jewish boy...or any boy at all."

Alex won the silver in who can make mom cry today. Alex, Sam, and I were all planning on meeting up for lunch at noon. I guess Alex ran into our mom on the way and she decided to join us. Well, Sam and I had come in from one entrance and told the hostess that there would be 3 of us. Alex and my mom came from another direction and when I told the hostess that there were really 4 of us all hell broke loose. There was utter confusion with the hostess and them trying to figure out where to seat us, then I look over and my mother has left the restaurant...what the hell. Alex turns around and leaves and soon after Sam follows. There I am standing in the middle of the restaurant with the hostess, both of us have no idea what has just happened. I turn to the hostess, shrug my shoulders in a helpless gesture and give her a sheepish grin...then I bolt.

I leave to go find everyone and there are Sam and my mom. She is upset because when we told the hostess that our party was now a group of 4 and it got a little confusing, Alex turned to our mom and said "You weren't even invited." Alex stormed off in huff, Sam and I calmed our mom down and finally got seated...for 3. Next thing you know, there is my dad, we are once again a party of 4. Sigh. As much as I complain about my mom I do love the woman and I know she just wants to make sure that we all are having a good time and she wants to spend some of that time with us.

Okay, I am off to get ready for dinner. Wish us luck on getting to Ensenada tomorrow.

P.S. As I have mentioned they feed you all the time here. There is food everywhere and room service 24 hrs a day. Because of this I made the decision to try and take the stairs whenever I can, to try and counter balance the food intake. My calves and thighs have been burning! Hasta manana.


Miss Rosa said...

:) I need a vacation.

Alicia said...

yikes just reading that makes me sea sick!! as for mexican treats....i could do some work on a churro right now!

Gabby said...

I soooooo want to take a cruise! But...I know me and I know I'd be drunk and then seasick and then that's just not pretty.

Charmed said...

One time we (my parents, two brothers and I) were coming home from a vacation. We had stopped at a steakhouse in TN that my Dad loved! One of my brothers pulled a gag on my other brother and kicked his chair out from underneath him as he was sitting down with a bowl of ice cream. Well, my Dad just leans over and takes the bowl of ice cream and sits it on the table as my brother falls flat on his ass. It was hysterical, it was so flawless. I guess you really had to be there.

Anywho...I started laughing and laughing and laughing. We all finished and went to the car and I am still laughing so hard in the back of our van that I can't breath by this point. We get on the interstate and I lost it. And by 'I lost it', I mean my food. I had laughed so much, I started to throw up. My Dad weaves across three lanes of traffic and hits the emergency lane, my brothers swing open the side sliding door and fall out of the van and I am not far behind throwing up my entire dinner.

Ohhh...those were good times.

LiLu said...

My cruise was the same way- more food than I EVER wanted to see! At least you have your hilarious family to entertain you :-)

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RedCurlGirl said...

you couldn't pay me to get on a cruise boat...i'm sea sick thinking about it!

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