4:05 a.m. I’ve had six hours sleep and once again, I’m awake at the early morning hours with my internal alarm clock.
I was curious to know if we docked, because I couldn’t feel the ship rock. And now that I’m on the deck, I see we’re anchored, just a ways off shore.
There’s land lights in the distance. It’s dark otherwise. I’m supposing they plan on getting moving at a time when everyone is awake. P.S. So far, no hangover. :P
P.S.S. Not as cloudy as yesterday, so it’s really nice to see a sky of stars.
4:18 a.m. It’s a bit cold and windy out here, but funny thing is I think part of the reason I couldn’t fall back asleep was the room didn’t have enough air, lol.
4:33 a.m. Thought of heading back to the room, but wanted to snag some hot cocoa first and sit outside. Just watching that glittery edge of horizon off in the black distance.
4:51 a.m. Back in the room. Mom stirred and said if I’m thinking of leaving, don’t go too far. I let her know I was just coming back. 🤗 Retrying sleep now that I’m cooled and curiosity is sated.
8:10 a.m. I slept a few more hours, then got up and dressed, packed a beach bag, and headed to the breakfast buffet with Mom and Mary...which is where we currently are.
Also, we’re closer to shore than a few hours ago. Anchored again. 😂
8:53 a.m. Waiting for the rest of the party on the docks. Took pics and videos and got our pictures taken. :) Hope they came out decent.
10:29 a.m. On the beach. Had two alcoholic drinks, fajitas, and spent my cash on the CUTEST white linen two piece outfit. I fell in LOVE!!!
It was 60, but since all I had was 40 (and it’s Christmas, they said) I was able to talk them down to 40.
Seems like I got all the perfect items I wished for on this vacation.
A foppy hat. (We bought on the way in) The dreamy ring. The white linen outfit I wished for before we left.
Well..last on the list is a coconut time drink but..I’m chill with that.
Can I just say, “AGHHHHHHHHH!!!!” like, I can take pics of the outfit later but I’m in love with it. Like, wow.
2:25 p.m. I chilled. Swam a little on the beach and in the pool. I drank four cocktails and uploaded to Instagram you free space on my iPod. The waiter told me I’m the calmest one. 😂🙏
Typing is currently hard and I don’t know if it’s cause of the liquor or a bumpy taxi.
Mom is a loud and apologetic type when SUPER drunk, much like I was when I got smashed with my own friends.
Without my own social group here, I’m mostly calm and have no reason to act like a drunken idiot.
I desperately scrambled for headphones in the cab (and thank God I found them) cause the van is full of screaming women.
Side note: I got a fish pedi (pics and vids on Insta) and I’m slightly worried I took advantage of my Mom’s inebriation to buy an eight dollar Rainbow Sprite piggy bank I adored.
She can find out about it again when she’s sober. 😂 🤫😬 At least it’s only eight bucks.
Currently blaring my headphones to keep a peaceful homeostatic self while I listen to twentyonepilots.
Curious to know if I’ll be sunburnt or not. I remained clothed most of the the time and my skin on my back felt cool when we left.
We’re currently heading to another bar, which I’m told will be a bit..more intense..to put it. That’s not a direct quote, but all I can think is me talking like this in my head: WOW! And I’m SUCH a nerd. And I love that about me.
I’m boring and nerdy when drunk or sober. What a talent. 😂😱🙏🤪
Coconut, coconut, sharks in the water...
Look up that song by twentyonepilots on YouTube. The setting is perfect for this.
P.S. It was either staying and paying my way ‘home’ or going somewhere that has me ‘really’ nervous. I’m more anxious about being on my own so I’m going along.
If something’s going on I don’t want to see, no reason yet I can’t just stick my nose in my iPod. 😂 Thank God for that.
2:48 p.m. I may have been drinking, but hopefully managing not to somehow publicly embarrass myself will be fine.
I can be as strange as I want in my head, but aloud. Nah, please. Just getting into my music. Party for one and feeling content all the same.
Also, Mom went to the restroom, so I’m waiting on her to get back...unless she’s already inside. I don’t know. We’re at Hooters and the way in is this whole outside steps thing.
2:52 p.m. So my Mom went off to the bathroom. I thought she was with her friend Mark but now she’s in some bathroom..somewhere...drunk..and there’s no way of telling where.
2:56 p.m. Found her. At a place called Senor Frogs.
3:24 p.m. So I asked Mom if she’d break a hundred for me to go shopping (with twenty) but she insisted on coming along, and it more turned into me trying to stop her from drunk buying.
I mean I already let her give me money for a rainbow sprite bank, come on.
And apparently a fight when on while we were gone and people split up and trying to find each other again. A mess.
It’d be nice to get back to the ship when we can.
3:37 a.m. Woman I didn’t know came up and started talking to me about the partying days and having a kid here now...something. It was just weird. I was polite though, haha.
Meanwhile my hat keeps trying to fly away and I have a hard time trying to fine free WiFi to chat with April and Rob. 😬
P.S. Got my own music once again and went to a quiet spot while my Moms group chatted. Very content. Much happy. I described it like that on purpose for the record. I don’t think it’s a drunk thing.
P.S. It’s gonna rain.
3:43 p.m. We’re heading back to the ship! \o/ Praise and thank the Lord!!!!!
3:53 p.m. Her male friend head butted me in the arm. This just keeps getting weird.
3:58 p.m. Stopped Mom from drunk shopping, round two. Heading back to the boat.
Random party member named Alisha ran up behind and grabbed me. Weeeeiiirrrrd.
4:07 p.m. The bunch began getting so loud the guard had to pull them aside. Thank God he let them go.
I walked ahead.
I want embarrassed at first but now kinda am. 😬 It’ll pass though. I won’t let it spoil my fun.
8:43 p.m. Came back and unpacked a little. Then went to the dock for a couple hours. Took a large amount of photos, including some with that ghostly silhouette I love. (An accidental discovery I found when crouching to stretch my legs.)
I got so into it, I didn’t even notice when it left the dock.
After I got back, I changed. Then downloaded the many pics to my computer.
Sorted through the same pics on my iPod to choose which of the many go on Instagram. Edited the ghostly ones.
It hurts to exert to much energy. My feet hurt. I’d love to go exploring, especially since tomorrow is the last ‘full’ day on board. But my feet are too sore and my back is just like...ugh.
I should just sleep. It’s been a big day.
Also I’ve had the same mariachi band video trying to upload to my Insta all day and not quite making it.
8:50 p.m. ANNNDD it finally uploaded. Praise and Thank the Lord! 😍🙏😂