Our Carnival Pride Repo Journeys Cruise (with pics) - 2/26/17

Jamman

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The next heat is underway……



It’s time for our heat……



And we’re off……



It seems that Thirsty is lagging behind…..



Thirsty gives up and makes a right turn…….



Thirsty and I head back to the Red Frog Rum Bar and drown our sorrows…..



To be continued…….
 

Jamman

Carnival Specialist
Community Sponsor
It’s time for the next event which is the ping pong ball stuffing contest. Patti, Thirsty, and I will be sitting this one out…..



To play, all you need are bodies and ping pong balls…..





The contest begins…..







To be continued…..
 

Jamman

Carnival Specialist
Community Sponsor
All the ping pong balls have been stuffed……



Now it’s time to count how many ping pong balls everybody stuffed……









This guy won by a large margin but he cheated. He wore his t-shirt in the pool and rolled the ping pong balls into his shirt!



To be continued…….
 

Jamman

Carnival Specialist
Community Sponsor
The next event by the pool was the Men’s Knobby Knees contest, but since I can look at my own knobby knees anytime, we decided to go have lunch at Chopsticks…..





Since it was a sea day, soon it was time to play LCR again. There was another good turnout…..



Here I am with our favorite waiter from the dining room, Agapito. He loved to watch us play…..



Our friend Ken and Patti are ready to play…..





To be continued…..
 

Jamman

Carnival Specialist
Community Sponsor
Here are a couple more pictures of the LCR gang…..





I’ve thrown the dice and don’t like what I see!



It’s Ken’s turn to roll…….



Again we had a great time, but there only can be one winner, and it wasn’t us! Lol.

Afterwards, we played cards with Kris and Ken before heading back to the cabin to relax before dinner.

Looking outside we could see that the seas were a lot calmer now…..





To be continued…..
 

Jamman

Carnival Specialist
Community Sponsor
There were a lot of clouds in the sky tonight, so getting good sunset pictures would be difficult…..







We would be going back to David’s Steakhouse this evening…..



The chefs are hard at work…..



The wine cooler……



To be continued…..
 

Jamman

Carnival Specialist
Community Sponsor
The entrée presentation……



Patti and I at David’s Steakhouse…..





Our table setting……..



Compliments of the Chef……



Patti had the lobster bisque…..



To be continued…..
 

Jamman

Carnival Specialist
Community Sponsor
I had the shrimp cocktail…….



Our Caesar salads were prepared tableside…..





Patti had the Maine lobster…..



I changed up from my usual spice rubbed ribeye, and went for the surf and turf…..



For dessert Patti had the fruit plate, and I had peach ice cream. Yum!

Afterwards, we went to the casino for a while and even won a little bit!

In the Taj Mahal tonight was an evening of soul, sass, and brass starring Nicole Sasser.

Al Katz and Scotty K will be performing at Punchliner’s tonight.

We forgot all about the Gala Midnight Buffet tonight. Even though we wouldn’t have eaten anything since we were stuffed from dinner, we would have loved to take some pictures. Sad face here.

Back at the cabin we found tonight’s turndown sevice…..



Coming up next: Another sea day, but we’re getting near the end. Sniff.
 

Jamman

Carnival Specialist
Community Sponsor
Friday, March 10th - Sea Day # 6.

Here are today’s Fun Times…..









We slept in until 8am. Going out on the balcony you can see that the seas were very calm, like a lake…..





To be continued…..
 

Jamman

Carnival Specialist
Community Sponsor
Patti was going to skip breakfast, do a little shopping, and then head to the morning bingo session in the Taj Mahal.

My plan was to get a breakfast burrito, hang out with Winston for a while, and then walk around the open decks and take some pictures.

The first stop is the Blue Iguana Cantina where this nice crew member assembles my burrito…..



I take my burrito over to the Red Frog Rum Bar where Winston will pour me my first Thirsty Frog Red of the day to wash it all down……





My buddy Winston is always happy……



This was my view of the pool area from my seat at the Red Frog Rum Bar…..



On the stage, Vibes Nation is playing Calypso music…..



To be continued…..
 

Jamman

Carnival Specialist
Community Sponsor
A lot of passengers are out and enjoying the sun and warm weather, not realizing that this would be the last day to do so……







Vibes Nation takes a break, so DJ Saxy jumps on stage to keep the music going……



I am going to head back to Serenity and see what’s happening back there. On the way I got these shots of the Deli and Garden Bar…..





To be continued……
 

Jamman

Carnival Specialist
Community Sponsor
I’ve made it back to Serenity……



The Serenity Bar…….



Ayu sees me coming and pours a Thirsty Frog for me……



After a few beers I get up and start taking pictures again. Here are a few taken in Serenity…..







To be continued……
 

Jamman

Carnival Specialist
Community Sponsor
Looking up at the Twister slide……



Twister sign…..



The Twister run out…..



Green Thunder sign…..



Green Thunder run out…..



The Splash Zone…..



To be continued……
 

Jamman

Carnival Specialist
Community Sponsor
Here’s a view looking aft on the starboard side from Deck 11…..



Looking down at the mid ship pool area from Deck 10…..









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Jamman

Carnival Specialist
Community Sponsor
Looking down at the Apollo Pool area from Deck 10……







A couple of ping pong tables…..



This is a good place to play corn hole…..



Another view looking aft…..



To be continued…..
 

Jamman

Carnival Specialist
Community Sponsor
I met back up with Patti and now we are heading to the Normandie Restaurant, where they are having an open seating lunch. Here is the lunch menu…..



Patti started with a garden salad, and I had the fried calamari……





For our mains, Patti had the linguini and I had the chicken parmigiana. For some reason we forgot to take pictures. We both had the chocolate éclair for dessert…..



After lunch, I was going to play blackjack for a while, and then head up to the Lido for today’s game of LCR. Patti was going to head back to the Taj Mahal for the afternoon session of bingo. Along the way she got these shots of a bocce ball tournament taking place in the Atrium…..





To be continued…..
 

Jamman

Carnival Specialist
Community Sponsor
The Shore Excursion Desk will not be open again until the next cruise…..



Patti passes the Coffee Bar on the Promenade Deck, and pauses to check out the goodies…..











To be continued……
 

Jamman

Carnival Specialist
Community Sponsor
Here are some more goodies at the Coffee Bar…..









We met back at the cabin to relax before dinner. Here are a couple of shots of tonight’s sunset…..





To be continued……
 

Jamman

Carnival Specialist
Community Sponsor
Here is tonight’s American Table menu…..







I started off with the grilled beef skewers, followed by the honey roasted ham…..





For my main I had the braised short ribs which were very good…..



To be continued…..
 

Jamman

Carnival Specialist
Community Sponsor
Patti started off with an order of shrimp cocktail and a Caesar’s salad. For her main she had the flat iron steak again…..



Tonight’s dessert menu…..



I look stuffed, but I saved room for dessert…..



Patti had the fruit plate for her dessert…….



I tried the buttered popcorn pot de crème which I didn’t like at all……



Thank goodness for banana splits!



To be continued…..