Day at sea with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Day 2, Sunday, September 11, 2011

We started the day with a moment of silence in honor of 9-11. It’s hard to believe that it has been 15 years since that fateful day. I can still recall how I felt watching the destruction of the Twin Towers and the subsequent attack on the Pentagon and the hijacking of Flight 93.

This was a day at sea. Mom and I worked out, she on the bicycle and I on the Nordic walker. Afterward, it was such a luxury to sit on the balcony, read a book, and relax.

For the first time cruisers, there are all sorts of activities about the ship. There are port and tour presentations to help them decide which tour to take and where to spend their money. Since mom is a seasoned traveler, she was not interested, and I wasn’t disappointed by her choice. We did attend the Mr. Sexy Legs Competition and laughed at the participants’ antics.

That night, we went to the Supper Club to see a production Oh What a Night! A tribute to Frankie Valli and the 4 Seasons. We enjoyed both the food and the show. The singers amazingly sounded like the Four Seasons, and mom and I were transported back to the 60’s.

Smash hit musical, After Midnight

Smash hit musical, After Midnight

After that show, we saw the musical production After Midnight, a show set in Harlem in the 1920s. Sensational jazz and tap-dancing by the 18-member cast. Very sexy with heart-pounding Jazz-age music.

Mom is usually in bed by 10 PM, and tonight was no exception. Even though this is early for me, I think I was asleep before she was.

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Jane V. Blanchard

I am an award-winning author of the "Woman On Her Way" book series, writing about my travel adventures. For more information on the books, please visit I started the "Woman On Her Way" travel blog in 2013 to share my experiences as I explored 13 countries with my husband, traveling by ship, foot, bike, bus, train, and plane. Dennis and I continue to make memories and hope you will enjoy following along.

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