Tom “Cruise”

Or just “Cruise” without the Tom.  It has officially been cruise season in Seattle for a couple weeks now.  Every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday there is a different cruise ship docked a mere 1 1/2 blocks from my window, adding to my glorious view. Ignore the construction on the roofdeck next door, I’m still trying to figure out if they are removing the deck or rebuilding it…

One of these days I’m gonna just pack my bags and walk the 1/2 a block to the pedestrian bridge that takes me directly into the cruise ship terminal, buy a last minute room and sail away for a week..  One day, one day, one da……….Oh! Sorry!  Got lost in the daydream, back to the task at hand.  Until that day happens though, I find myself staring at the different boats that dock and analyzing them.  I’m studying the different features of each boat.  Which ones look new/old? Which ones seem to have a better pool?  The one currently docked in the picture above loses big points for having some tacky fake plastic-type palm trees on the top deck, however they gain points for a totally awesome two-story twisty water slide!  I may want to cruise, but no one says I have to be boring why I do it!  Now if those tacky fake palm trees turn into an awesome water feature that sprays water, ala the raining trees at the edge of the wave pool at Wild Water Rapids (You VB peeps know what I’m talking about), well then those fake palm trees go from totally sucky to totally fabtastic!!

The strange thing about these cruise ships parked right outside my windows is that I rarely see them leave.  I never seem them dock since they come in overnight or in the wee hours of the morning when my lazy butt is still snug as a bug in a rug in my bed, but they normally depart in the evening hours.  I could be sitting on my couch eating dinner and look over and see the ship, then 15 mins later glance out the window and it’s gone, never having noticed it launching from the dock.  How is that a ginormous moving vessel can slowly crawl across the water out of view while I’m sitting 500 yards from it and I don’t even notice?  Oh well, guess it’s just going to be one of life’s mysteries.

Who’s ready to cruise??

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