After two really busy days with port adventures, we get a day of rest at sea. We did sleep in again and Jake actually slept late too!
Since we were going to Key West from Port Canaveral, we stayed pretty close to the cost of Florida, and saw all the beautiful condos, including Palm Beach!
View from our Veranda
We wanted to see more characters so we checked out the Princess Gathering. Long line of little girls all dressed up as their favorite princess! We didn't get in line. But, we did get in line at the right place this time to see Lilo and Stitch in the Gazebo! Jake waited pretty well and enjoyed playing them.
After nap time we ventured out to meet the captain. Captain Hook that is! We found the line, it was short, and waited. We were a little early. While in line we found out another line had formed for the pictures but in the wrong place. We believe this was Karma as we had trouble with the Donald Duck line the other day. When our turn came this was the first character greeting Jake was a little scared! Hook and Smee were TALL! Once I picked him up he was fine and we got a great picture. Notice no shoes, he would not put them on, not gonna fight this one.
Oh, and we just HAD to give Jake his Big Giant Disney Sized Lolly Pop! He said MMMMMM Banana! It did taste like banana!
We go back to the room to get ready! My costume was AWESOME! I did great smokey eye shadow and got ready for my hat. Dean wore his pirate shirt and eye patch on his hat, a fake loop earring and a parrot on his wheelchair. AWESOME! Jake was Jake! The vest didn't stay on long this time. It was hot and the vest is fleece.
Dinner at Animator's Palate again, which is just fun. We got great stares and oooo and ahhhhs from all our awesome pirateness.
Jake wouldn't take his picture for the cruise photographer. He would cover his eyes...
So as the photographer started to walk away, Jake REALLY wanted a picture RIGHT THEN, but Dean had taken a bite of Banana Just before! Great picture and Great story!
After dinner, we went up to deck 9 to get a good spot to watch the fireworks. While we were waiting, we let Jake run around with all the other kids! Jake had a blast! We had some bubbles for Jake, and several girls came to play with the bubbles, and Jake was flirting with them! Then, just about the time the fireworks were going to start, Jake gets that OMG, I'm tired look! We almost didn't make (10:30 pm!!) but as soon as the first sssssssss POP! He was Delighted! He loved them! Talked about them for days. Mommy, Fireworks Outside. POP!
Off to bed, sleepy head! Let's get ready for Key West Tomorrow! (Duh duh DUUUUUUH!)