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Table Tennis Tourney and Typical Sea Days

Vacationing can be tough work…

Jerry is an avid Ping Pong player, at least on the ship, and has been chided us to join the daily table tennis tournaments with him. So, a week or so ago I decided to join and was blown away (literally and figuratively) by the skill of most of the people playing. A few of these people, barely able to walk up unassisted to the table, and looking incapable of even lifting the paddle, gain completely new energy and life when it comes to Ping Pong. I consider myself a decent enough player, especially after the first year in Singapore where the only furniture we had was a ping pong table in the living room, but I was barely middle of the pack (on a good day) against these guys. Quite a humbling experience, though much better given the fact that it is a doubles tournament and I am occasionally paired with a great player. It is actually a great group of people and fun time. It would be great to go to both daily tournaments, but because of the 11am time slot conflicting with Cribbage, I typically can only make it to the 4pm match. Most days Simone and I swing by the tables at some point and hit the ball around for a bit, though the extra practice hasn’t helped my game as much as I would have hoped

Anyway, our typical days at sea usual run like this;
(sometimes) 9am Breakfast appetizer at one of the formal restaurants
10am breakfast at the buffet
11am cribbage
1pm 2 course, formal sit down lunch [Sim1 with menu below] (or outdoor bbq Buffet at the pool)
2-4pm reading and/or afternoon nap
4pm – table tennis tournament (or sometimes formal afternoon tea)
5-6 – more table tennis or the gym
630 – Room Service Appetizer; Pizza (see below), then shower and change
830 – 11pm - Formal dinner, then bed

As you can see, it’s a busy, busy day. Vacationing can be hard work….

Posted by itengoredhair 06:57

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