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(3,066 posts)
Sat Dec 31, 2016, 06:23 PM Dec 2016

Crazy Cruise III...day 9 in Labadee, Haiti

Happy New Year's Eve everyone! We finally get to put this rotten year behind us and look forward to what can only be better days.
Here on the Allure of the Seas, there are 6 neighborhoods. That means 6 different themed parties going on... all within walking distance. But that's later.

Labadee is the private resort owned by the cruise line. Today I took my nephew and his mom over to the beach where they have these big inflatable things to climb on and dive off of into the water. I also paid for tickets to the water slide for him and me.
A couple years ago I was here and went on a gravity roller coaster. Paid for an all-day pass and went down probably 20 times. This year they said the day passes were sold out- for a rollercoaster. I don't understand how you can sell out a rollercoaster, but whatever. I asked the girl what it would cost for my nephew and me to ride down together. She looked me square in the eye and said $49.75.
Now, this rollercoaster has little 2-seater cars that get hauled up a hill and released down these rails. You control the brake. The ride lasts about 45 seconds.
"Seriously?" I said. "You expect me to pay $50.00 to go down that rickety-ass thing only one time?"
"That's the price for two people," she says, avoiding my gaze this time. "not per person."
"Yeah, I got that. Never mind." I made sure everyone behind me knew they were getting overcharged and a few people got out of line. The rest...
So I disappointed my nephew by not doing the rollercoaster and he was a little short for parasailing. I am a failure as the favorite Uncle.

But every cloud has a silver lining.
I come back to the ship and get out of the swimwear. I walk down to deck 5 (fully clothed) to get a soda and decide to go see if the casino is open. Surprisingly, it is. I took a quick beating in here last night and I wanted to take the machines' temperature before I decide to play later tonight before the party. I dropped $40 and cashed out $1600.00 'Bout frikken time! I've usually hit two or three of them by now. So, yeah, Ima hafta stop by later.
Meantime, I gotta get dressed for dinner and this thing that's going on tonight. It's a good thing I'm not driving. Won't need Uber either.

And let me just put this out there folks.
I have very positive feelings about 2017. I'm not worried about work or my health. And I'm not going to get all worked up over President Trump. I think there are many in the government that are going to keep him in line, so I'm not going to constantly check on the next Twitter posting this man puts out. I can't explain why I feel this way, I just do. Positive Vibes. So I hope everyone here has a super night and a great New Year. See you in the morning.
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Crazy Cruise III...day 9 in Labadee, Haiti (Original Post) Callmecrazy Dec 2016 OP
So it's not enough that you get to take a fabulous cruise-- panader0 Dec 2016 #1
I'd lost $4000 before I hit that one... Callmecrazy Dec 2016 #2
I feel the same way about 2017... FrankfurtCat Jan 2017 #3


(25,816 posts)
1. So it's not enough that you get to take a fabulous cruise--
Sat Dec 31, 2016, 09:13 PM
Dec 2016

then you have to go and win $1600--- jeez...
Happy New Year


(3,066 posts)
2. I'd lost $4000 before I hit that one...
Sat Dec 31, 2016, 11:33 PM
Dec 2016

That jackpot was an ice pack for my head.

It's 10:00pm and I've just come back from the worst dinner. Who's idea was it to give out the party favors, the horns and rattles, to the kids in the middle of a huge dining room. And why can't these parents control these GODDAMN KIDS? I've had quieter meals at Dolphins stadium. My party of seven couldn't hold a conversation because of all the noise. I'm trying to eat a rack of lamb that is way undercooked, and the lobster has the consistency and taste of those shoulder pads that you put in a suit jacket. I couldn't take it anymore and I excused myself. Went to casino. Didn't help my mood.
So I go grab a 420 break out on the lifeboat deck and try to shake it off. I'm feeling better, so I hit deck 5, the Promenade, where people are staking out good seats in the lounges for the festivities. The too loud music is a bit much. I still need to chill out a bit. So I'm going to sit up here for a while in the quiet.

As I sit here proofreading this post, I'm shaking my head at my first world problems here. You're right. I'm bitching about 2 hours out of 240, but when you're treated like royalty and then don't get your way, you tend to buck.


(1,213 posts)
3. I feel the same way about 2017...
Sun Jan 1, 2017, 04:11 PM
Jan 2017

...after 6-7 weeks of disbelief, shock, and horror, I have somehow in the last week felt a shift in a positive direction regarding Trump and his "unpresidented" victory. FISA warrants, verified intelligence, and his own and his toadies' disgusting smug bravado/revealing slip ups are going to nullify him, possibly lead to his demise within a year or two. He is a joke, albeit a very bad one.
Happy New Year!!!

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