1 mojito, 2 mojitos, 3 mojitos…. I lost count. Okay not really, but you get the idea. I have to give Tee-Tah credit. Mojitos are tasty and they get the job done, which is important when you’re paying $18 a drink on a cruise ship. Okay, so it isn’t that expensive, but if you’ve cruised, you know: the drinks aren’t what you’d call “cheap.”
Anyway, what was only a dream yesterday became reality today. Mom and I are in the Solarium sipping our mojitos while Fin plays in the Aquanauts Club. I’d feel guilty, but I’m too tipsy for that. Actually, there’s no reason for guilt. Fin seems happiest in the Club. He didn’t even tell me goodbye when I dropped him off this morning. He was just so happy to be rid of me.
After making my child deposit, I decided to skip the fitness center for a workout of stair climbing (also inspired by Tee-Tah). For 30 minutes, I cycled through 1) running down nine flights of stairs, 2) climbing up nine flights of stairs, and 3) fast-walking one lap around the outdoor jogging track before beginning the cycle again. It was a great workout. My heart was pounding out of my chest. Oftentimes, the simplest of exercises is the most effective.
And I needed something effective given my designs on the day: lounging on cushy recliners, soaking in the overhanging hot tub, drinking mojitos, snacking on buffet fare–all while listening to the lapping sounds of the sea and feeling the lingering touch of the South American breeze. This is what cruising is all about–that and the International Mens Bellyflop Contest.