Day 3, Monday, September 12, 2016
This was another day at sea. For lunch, Mom and I attended the wine-tasting musical Wine Lovers. We learned to “See, swirl, smell, sip, and savor” five different wines (Estancia Pinot Grigio, Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay, Beringer Founders Estate Pinot Noir, and North & South, Norwegian’s proprietary Red Blend from California) and a glass of champagne. Though I am not partial to white wines, I did like the light flavor of the Pinot Grigio. And the Red Blend paired well with the Mochacchino cake, with banana caramel sauce.
Afterward, I was ready for a three-hour nap, even though I did not finish most of the white wines or the champagne. Poor mom spent the afternoon alone with solitaire and word games. That evening we visited the Comedy Club. It was a shame that the comedian used most of his best jokes in the preview on Sunday. His saving grace was creating spontaneous songs about movies and in the genre suggested by the audience.
After sleeping all afternoon, I couldn’t get to sleep. It was a long night and I realized how inconsiderate people can be while walking the halls, especially after a few drinks.