Saturday, July 13, 2019

Day 6 (July 12, 2019) – Cunard Queen Mary 2 – Transatlantic (New York to Southampton) – Fifth Day at Sea

Julie had a very rough night again, being awake for many hours. Eventually she fell asleep. It is pretty clear that the time changes are catching up with us. We didn’t really get up until after 9am today. We both walked and Bob caught the last 30 minutes of Doug Burgess’s talk on the Golden Age of Pirates. Julie checked out the all items for $10 shopping event down in the atrium. She also talked to the tour people to get our baggage tags for our transfer to Heathrow when we get into Southampton. We will be debarking at around 8:30am, heading to the airport for our 3:30pm flight back to the states.

We decided to have lunch in the dining room because they offered a Beyond Burger. Neither of us have tried Beyond burgers, so we figured it was worth a shot. We felt that it was decent but wanted to learn more about the nutritional facts about them. Julie mentioned that because they were topped so differently from what we normally have that it might have colored our view. We will definitely try it again.

In Kings Court, they were doing their Ice and Chocolate day with many ice sculptures and many, many different kinds of desserts. They even had sticky toffee pudding. However, Julie felt that it was way too sweet (it had dates and other sweets in it).

After lunch, we hung out for a while and eventually we went out on Deck 7, Starboard side and sat in the deck chairs. It was incredibly nice. Just a little chilly.

Tonight was our third Gala, dressup evening. It was themed to the Roaring Twenties. We didn’t have anything Roaring, but saw lots of feather boas and headbands on the women. Dinner was again in the Britannia and Julie had a Caesar Salad, the Broiled Lobster Tail, and finished with a cheese selection for dessert. The lobster was not Maine lobster, but still had good flavor.

While Bob had Roasted Onion Soup (it was pureed, not like the French Onion Soup we are more familiar with), Pearly Barley and Roasted Carrot Salad, Fillet of Beef Wellington, and finished with Baked Alaska. Bob thought that it was all excellent, especially the Beef Wellington which used mushrooms instead of Pate inside.

After dinner, we went to the big production show Broadway Rocks, essentially a compendium of many songs from many Broadway musicals. We both thought that it was very nice.

Today we walked 11,835 and 5.48 miles.

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