Our Sunday was a day at sea---which means a day of relaxing and just enjoying the ship and each other and our friends on the ship. There aren't a lot of pictures in today's post since we didn't do much.....but here goes....
We woke up kind of early for a day with nothing to do really....but there was an important reason. You'll recall that earlier on in this trip, we had the chance to meet up with a woman named Deb Wills, the founder of www.allears.net when she was at DisneyLand....well she is on both these cruises with us, as well----and she had a special event planned for this Sunday morning.
May 1st marked the day that Deb's team would be participating in the National Avon Breast Cancer Walk (39 miles!!) to raise money for breast cancer research and treatment. Deb herself could not be with her team because she is here on vacation with us----even though the event and the cause are very important to her. We met up with Deb and a group of others who'd turned out to do an honorary breast cancer walk right here on the ship. Before we began doing laps on Deck 4 (the "track" on the ship), Deb shared with us some information about her team and how much they've raised (tens-of-thousands of dollars over the past several years). She was wearing a pink sash around her neck that she told us Avon passes out to someone every 3 minutes at their walk because this how often someone gets a breast cancer diagnosis. She also shared with us that just recently she celebrated her own 25th anniversary as a survivor of breast cancer. Our entire group walked...some just a lap or two and others a mile or two (Jason and I walked just over a mile). It was a very inspirational way to start our morning. Here are some pictures:
|Deb opening up the morning walk for us.|
|The group who walked on the ship this morning.|
|While we were waiting to start the walk, a couple of friends walked by!|
After the walk was over, we had breakfast and then we spent most of the morning just strolling the ship and playing games in the Quiet Cofe cafe with Deb and Janette. Then it was time for lunch and we were off to our spa appointment.
Every cruise we go on we try to scheduled at least one afternoon in the spa doing a "couple's villa." We didn't bring a camera, but here are some stock pictures of the spa and villas:
|Lobby of the Vista Spa on board.|
|The villa verandah with private lounger/bed and hot tub.|
|Bed/Lounger on the villa verandah.|
|Private hot tub.|
|Massage beds in the villa treatment room.|
After the show was over, we went to take pictures in the lobby in our semi-formal wear. We opted to wear our blazers, dress slacks and one of our custom tuxedo vest sets (hand-made by ME!) with matching neck-ties. Tonight's theme was Ariel, the Little Mermaid:
|Goofy poses for a portrait with us.|
|We pose in front of the ship's character statue in the main lobby atrium----a statue, appropriately enough, of Ariel!|
|One of the main dining rooms on the Wonder is called "Triton's" and has a Little Mermaid theme and this beautiful mosaic tile mural----we thought it fitting to take a picture with that, as well.|