Friday, June 1, 2012

How To End A Cruise

Just do a 5K on the island of the last day.  Last year, this 5K was listed in the last day's activities.  I participated, only we got no bib, no medal, and there was no t-shirt to purchase.  In fact, once the cast member started us, he left to go do other stuff.  At least that's my story, since nobody was at the "finish line" when I managed to roll in.

However, now it is different.  It is still listed on the last day's activities, but it is much more organized.  Everyone met in one of the bars early that morning (too bad the bar was closed), got our bibs (with only one pin), and then we all walked to the starting point (which I think should have been counted as part of the 5K).  The weather was a bit muggy, but the sun was covered with clouds, so while it was warm it could have been much worse.

We were given the "GO!" by the cast members and off we went.  For those of you in the know, we started over by the 2nd shuttle stop (to Serenity Bay), ran down the landing strip, around the circle by the lighthouse, down the landing strip to Serenity Bay, and then did it all in reverse back to the start.  Which was now the finish.  Cast Member Dude was there with our lovely medals in hand, and another cast member store clerk was there to sell us our t-shirts.  I was tenth from last, but this week's heavy eating did not help by adding an extra butt or two to my rear section.  Molly stuck with me throughout the race and once finished, we celebrated with a ride to our cabana, then lunch, then a celebratory Konk Kooler.  All in all, a great way to finish off our cruise!!
Today's blessings:  5K with Molly, Sam, Steve, and David; cabana #20; Lindley and her energy today


Denise in PA said...

Luanne, I don't know where you get your energy! You go girl!!

Marilyn said...

Sounds like they need some of those Diz volunteers from the marathon to help organize them- maybe you could apply for the job!!!