Day 9 :: Rock Climing at Sea

Yep....we're still on vacation!!
Suited up for rock climbing
There he goes!!
He made it to that bell at the top pretty fast
Day 7 of our cruise was a day at sea so we didn't have to set an alarm at all.  We got up, went to breakfast in the dining room and then had the day to ourselves.  It was our first chance to just spend some time enjoying she ship.  I suggested the rock climbing wall.  I've never tried it before but Mj had once before.  Mj went first and he shimmied up that wall pretty fast.  He was like spider man.  I couldn't believe how fast he was going up.  It made me nervous that I wouldn't be able to do it at all.  
Uh...I don't know what to do
Spidey woman
I made it!!!
When I looked up at this giant wall it felt like it was going to be really hard and as I started up the wall it started to feel even harder.  If Mj did it I wanted to do it too.  I never looked down.  Several times I froze not really knowing what rock to grab next.  I'd reach for a rock then realize it wasn't big enough for me to grip onto or that it was too high for me to reach without falling.  If I reached for a rock too directly in front of me I could feel that my arms would not hold me and that I would fall.  I tried to use my legs more like the guy told me.   I was sweating by the time I got to the top and when I rang that bell I was so excited.  Coming down was the easy part.
Hangin' out on deck
After that we hung out on the deck near the pools and relaxed.  This was the first night that I didn't need a nap but Mj did so he slept while I read my book and started packing up my stuff.  Later that night there was a farewell variety show in the theater.  I actually felt wide awake at the show for a change and not in a tired haze.  I also got to wear sandals.  After that  we went to the dining room for our last dinner.
Pretending I can sing
I absolutely cannot sing but I have a thing for Karaoke.  I convinced Mj to do it it with me one time years ago but he refused to ever do it again so I knew it would just be me.  I'm pretty shy so it's not easy for me to get up there but I love it so much that I force myself.  I did two songs and I promise, I was not the worst one there!  
Our last night on ship
We went back to our room, Mj finished packing and then and we went to bed.  The next day would be yet another new adventure.


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you got a day to relax on the ship! It sounds like the break from exploring the cities was nice :) The karaoke looks fun, but I think I'd be too scared to do it!


Michelle said...

Looks like so much fun! Love your pictures.

Our Delightful Home said...

Picture perfect moments :) The karaoke looks like so much fun.

Mrs. Delightful

Tiffany said...

I've always wanted to indoor rock climbing - I don't know what's stopping me bc it looks like fun!!! I've never tried karaoke either!

CeCe said...

I'm usually so scared too; but once I get over it I'm good. A drink or two doesn't hurt!

CeCe said...

You should try both! The rock climbing is a good challenge and good exercise. The karaoke is just fun.

CeCe said...

It was fun. I felt like a star....sort of!!

Faith said...

I love that you did the rock climbing! I've always wanted to try but just haven't done it.

Isn't it fun pretending to know how to sing? ;)

CeCe said...

Same here; always wanted to try it but just never got around to it so it's great we got to do it on ship. It's fun pretending AND really wishing I could sing! Too bad I can't. You either got it or you don't...and I don't!! But I just have fun with it.