Anniversary Cruise Day 5 - D-Day
It's the big day. As of today we've been married for 15 years. It's been great so far and I'm looking forward to 50 or 60 more. We'll be one of those couples in their 80's on their 37th cruise getting free champagne. A few thoughts from today -
- One thing new this cruise has been cell phone service onboard. The ship has a satellite relay for the major carriers. We noticed this after checking our phones and seeing several missed calls. If you don't have an international plan, you have to pay international roaming rates, so I'll just keep missing calls, I think.
- This was our first time in Grand Cayman and we liked it a lot. We were scheduled to do a tour, but we decided to skip that and just walk around the port area. We both thought it reminded us a lot of Key West. In that it seemed a lot more first world than third. Nobody following us around trying to sell us stuff, no crazy jerry-rigged wiring arrangements, no noticeable abject poverty. In Mexico, Central America and the Bahamas, you seem to see all these I've heard the Virgin Islands are more like this as well.
- This weak dollar may be good for exports, but it sucks ass for traveling. Pesos are about 10.5 to the dollar and the Cayman Islands dollar is .8 to the US dollar. I'll bet it was reversed 5 years ago.