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Monday, June 15, 2009

Ping-Pong champion of the whole dam ship!

Champion


Joel was extremely excited about the Ping-Pong tournament they held on Tuesday morning. And, rightly so, because he beat every person who played him and won lots of dam dollars. Very exciting stuff.

Mom and I had done our second yoga class that morning, and then we all went to play our team trivia challenge. The questions were much harder that day, and we still lost--we always lost to a group that had 10 people. More brains to happen to know which European country produces the most cork. (It's Portugal, by the way, should you ever happen to need this knowledge.)

Then Joel and I took a walk around the Promenade Deck. To give you an idea of how big the ship is, three times around this deck equals a mile. We had to walk pretty far just to get to our room every day! While we were walking, we saw a boat with people on it come up next to the ship and then the people climbed on. Turns out they were the Glacier Bay Rangers, come to give us information about Glacier Bay, where we would be that afternoon.

Joel and I attended a lecture given by Ranger Emily about the area, which was very interesting and informative. Not to mention she was an outstanding photographer and had gorgeous pictures to share. That's always my favorite part.

After the lecture, we ate lunch, and here are some pictures to prove it. My Dad was really there, but for some reason I didn't photograph him. Maybe when I had the camera out he was up getting more food. Quite likely, actually.

Mom eating

Joel eating

Lara eating


(That's probably the best picture you'll get of my haircut. I don't have many pictures of me on this cruise on my camera. Might have to have my parents send me some off of theirs.)

After lunch, we were officially in Glacier Bay and stayed there most of the afternoon. Look for pictures of that tomorrow!

27 comments :

  1. Fabulous haircut! And way to go, Joel!

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  2. Ping-pong champ! That's awesome.

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  3. Cute cut for sure.

    That is so funny about ping pong. Who would have thought that would be taking place on a ship. Great job. Sounds so fun and can't wait for tomorrows pictures.

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  4. Love the cut! We used to have a ping pong table, and my brother was like Forrest Gump!

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  5. I love the hair cut! That's the joel I know great at ping-pong

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  6. Love the new cut!! You look great.

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  7. Actually all we did was eat!!!

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  8. You had me nervous for a minute there when you had people boarding your ship. But, I didn't think pirates were a problem in that area. :)

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  9. Your hair looks so cute! I am so ready to chop my length off. So cool to be the champ! Yeah Joel! In our tournament Jeremy got beat by a 86 year old Chinese woman. The daughter told us her parents have played ping pong every day for 30 years! I thought that was such a cute story. The lady deserved her win!

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  10. The hair cut is SOOOOOOOO cute!! Love all of the pics--especially the Ping Pong Champ! SWEET!!

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  11. Okay, so I think we just got the same haircut! (Except my hair is really curly, so it was only cute and tame for one day. Now it's all over the place again.) Love it!

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  12. If I ever go on a cruise, I'll be sure to wear a pedometer to see how far I walk. :)

    And Portugal--cork. Got it.

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  13. Great haircut! And don't you just love the food! I was so worried about gaining a bunch of weight when we went on our cruise, but they had so many yummy salads and veggies, and with the activities on the boat and the land cruises, I actually did OK with that... good times!
    :~D

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  14. Looks like a fun time. You can certainly get a lot of exercise on a cruise ship. Unfortunately, you can also eat a disturbingly disgusting number of calories ingested in record time. I gained about 7 pounds on our 3 day cruise. And we walked TONS.

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  15. Congratulations, Joel! Ping-Pong champion. You pulled a Forrest Gump there. LOL

    Great pics Lara! and it sounds like you all had a great time taking in all the ship has to offer. I want my turn! ;-)

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  16. I like the hair cut, and I actually knew that Portugal is the largest producer of cork, learned that from Brice who served his mission there.

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  17. I bet Joel was thrilled to win everyone. How fun. Great picture of you!

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  18. I served my mission in Portugal and I would have TOTALLY helped your team with my cork knowledge! Love hearing about your cruising adventures. We'll have to do that someday...

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  19. What did Joel buy with his dam dollars?

    And I love your hair!

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  20. It has been an absolute treat to hear about your cruise - thanks for all the details, it makes me feel like I am there living it, too! And, your hair is DARLING!

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  21. Ping pong champion? Those are some bragging rights, right there :) And I really like your haircut!

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  22. I'm jealous that you are married to a ping pong king! Lovely haircut, by the way!!

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  23. Thanks for the cork information. I'm sure it will come in mighty handy one day! ;-P And, congrats to Joel for winning the competition!

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  24. What a cute picture of you and your nice haircut. The worst part is trying to get someone to keep it up.

    kanoa (he wanted to type his name. he is breathing over my shoulder as I read blogs-it's sort of annoying)

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  25. You know, I've heard from so many people that all you do on a cruise is eat and that gaining ten pounds is practically a requirement. It sounds like you really can get some exercise though if you put your mind to it. Your haircut looks great!

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