Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Rough Ride

Tuesday, May 3
The best part of the day was this beautiful sunrise that I could see from our stateroom window at about 5:30 in the morning. 

A little fuzzy since it was through the window.  It was really beautiful!

It sort of went downhill from there.  There was so much turbulence all day.  Like Hubby said, on an airplane you may have turbulence for a few hours at the most, but when you have it on a boat and you’re on that boat with no way off for about 36 hours, then it becomes a real problem. 
I tried to walk around the ship today, looking in the shops, etc., but the boat was swaying and rocking so much that I was becoming very nauseated.  I had on my Sea Bands that are supposed to somehow avoid this by pressing on some pressure point on your wrist.

 I guess you could say they were maybe working because I never threw up, but I sure felt like I could.  I ate some ginger snap cookies and drank Ginger Ale.  It just wasn't working.  Mom had some nausea pills so I took one of those and then thought if I would just lay in the sun for a while.

Dad looks nice and relaxed, but I look like I'm in pain, don't I?  Really I wasn't, the sun was just bright!

 The sun was shining and it was becoming warmer.  I was feeling much better so I went with the rest of my gang to play bingo.  Before bingo even started, our friend Don now became so sick he had to go back to his room.  After bingo I just couldn’t keep my eyes open.   A side affect of the nausea pill is drowsiness.  Mom had taken a pill earlier and was in her room sleeping by now.  I thought I would just go back to the room and close my eyes for a few minutes.  Well ---I slept for hours!  I missed dinner, a movie and the entertainment in the Showroom.
Today was just not a good cruise experience day!

This was Day 2 of our vacation.  Read about Day 1 in the previous post.


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