So no more Ships and Dip until next year. Although I have continued to experience that feeling of the boat tilting back and forth, but here in the house! And I listened to a CD by Carbon Leaf that I bought on board, and could immediately picture their concert on the boat.
Highlights? Once again, Brothers Creegan. Andy and Jim are such pure musicians, and are a joy to watch. Got my picture made with Andy and Jim, talked to Andy's wife Natasha, and to Andy.
Kevin and Thinbuckle -- what's not to love? I didn't get to see enough of drummer Bob, but I did get to see cool guitar guy Brian several times, and talked with him.
BNL and Guster were great, as usual. Became a new fan of a really cool band - Carbon Leaf. I love lyrics, and they have some really good ones. Also loved Kurt Swinghammer and 54 Seconds.
Did NOT participate in the naked photo. (On the first sea day, the band and 800 of their new best friends met up on deck in nothing but robes, and then dropped them for a naked photo! But then they all had to bend over to pick their robes back up -- that was scarier than the photo! Why, you ask? Because BNL has a tradition of recording one song on each album while naked, and last year the naked photo was a huge hit.)
On the Team Voice front, I had good treadmill workouts on Saturday and Sunday, but not so good on Monday/Tuesday. So I signed up for sessions with a trainer on Wednesday and Thursday, and he killed me! But they were really good workouts, so it won't be as difficult to get back in the swing of things starting Monday.
Luckily the food on the ship was decent, but not irresistable! I had a turkey wrap every day for lunch -- that got a little old. Had pizza most nights, salads most days, less frozen yogurt than last year, and very few desserts other than sugar cookies earlier in the week that I loved! But I never saw them again after Tuesday, which was probably a good thing!
All in all, a great experience! We'll be going back next year for Ships and Dip 5!
Run a half marathon and spend a week listening to great music -- now that's the way to start off a new year!