I’m going to combine both Saturday and Sunday’s entries as they have been a rough two days. Yesterday (Saturday) Mom woke up with the most horrible cold out of nowhere. I think we’ve decided that I was the “carrier monkey” or that we caught it from Dad over the phone last week! The seas were not so bad this day, but since Mom was feeling so bad she stayed in the room the entire day except to go to the infirmary. They have quite facility on board include an x-ray, so they were able to check out her lungs. She is now on 5 different meds to hopefully knock this out. I did the usual paining class in the morning and went to a jewelry presentation where I was the very lucky winner of a gorgeous necklace!
The rest of the afternoon and evening was spent in the room with Mom. We ordered room service and watched Secretariat. It was a nice and quiet evening. Today we awoke to some rougher seas, but still manageable. Mom was no better, so she again stayed in the suite while I went on a tour of the bridge, which was most informative.
|Our current course to Tasmania|
They showed us many interesting aspects of the ship including how the stabilizers work, the onboard desalinization plant, and even the paper maps they use to chart the course. After the tour it was time for the art lecture and class. I did get a bite to eat and get Mom something as well. As the afternoon went on, the seas became increasingly rough. I passed through the pool deck and noticed that they had drained the pool, so I was afraid we’re in for it.
|Earlier, before it was really rough|
I made it back to the suite after dinner to find Mom in the same place I had left her. I wasn’t having much trouble with the seasickness until now. I had to stop typing this to go and get some pills for seasickness from the desk. There is no one out and most of the elevators are temporarily out of service. I have just taken the pills and waiting for some relief. Here we are just waiting to set foot on dry land tomorrow!