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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Malt Shop Memories Cruise, At Sea
While we were scheduled to call at Grand Turk Monday, our late departure from Jacksonville and the increased distance from north Florida nixed our port day. Instead the Malt Shop Memories Cruise aboard Eurodam bypassed Grand Turk and spent another day at sea in order to make our visit to San Juan today.
We hated missing Grand Turk, but we used the time to put up our door decorations. When the creative gene was being distributed, my mom must have been asleep and I didn’t get one. I gave it a try with a “Beach Music” theme, but fellow Malt Shop Memories cruisers have really shown me up. One of them will win a much-deserved prize for the most inventive door decorations.
Because we arrived in Jacksonville so late for our departure Saturday night, the mainstage show featuring The Chiffons and The Platters was canceled. Both groups made an appearance at Sunday night’s Sock Hop poolside and since we had an extra sea day, they performed matinee shows on the big stage in the afternoon.
Our show for the night headlines The Drifters and Dion. We plan to take an afternoon nap so we’ll be able to stay up late for the comedy show with David Brenner and Round 1 of the Elvis Tribute Artist contest.