Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Antigua February 19, 2014

We sleep until 8:30, boy I really like this cabin cause you don’t feel the thrusters at all when we are docking like we have experienced at the back of the ship often.

We have been here numerous times and today we have something special planned.  A Segway tour with Segway Antigua.  We easily find Lance at the main gate at the scheduled meeting time and he directs to the taxi driver who shuttles us to the office for Segway Antigua.  We meet up with Juliette and later Elizabeth.

There are 8 of us on this tour, the four of us and two other couples from Sandals Resort.  We all watch a 7 minute video on how to use our Segway and the safety periodical.  Their office has a spot you can leave any items you don’t with wish to transport with you.  We are led outside where we all get fitted with a helmet and elbow pads and then we are assigned our Segway.

Both Lance and Elizabeth take their time showing us how to get on, get off, go forward, sideways, stop and how to use appropriate hand signals.  We spent about fifteen minutes practicing on solid surface then they led us off onto the grass so we could practice there.  I am surprised how easy it is to maneuver and how much fun it is. 

We then all head out single file along the road and up and down and over different types of terrain.  Elizabeth takes numerous photos of us while we are riding and they promise to send them to us via email. 

We make a few stops and as we travel Lance provides commentary about the island.  So it is a nice little tour and it is informative too.  We loved the stop up at Fort James where we all walked around a bit and enjoyed some sugar cane and some fruit kebobs.  The beach here is so stunning!  We definitely would come back to this beach.

Once we are back at the office we are all provided with a beverage of our choice, rum punch for us!  We were suppose to have lunch included but the restaurant is not ready to serve so we ask for a recommendation and  Juliette recommends a local place.  Elizabeth drives us over to Candy Cane restaurant and we sit and enjoy a big bowl of Pepper Pot.  Off to the side we can see they are singing Kareoke and well you know what they say “do as the locals do” so me and Barb decide to sing and surprise our honey.

We sign “Stand By Your Man” and many of the locals sing along with us.  We get a huge round of applause…. Boy they must be hard of hearing!  It was all in fun and we loved it thoroughly.

Elizabeth ends up driving us back to the pier where we decide to get back on, it is 2:00 pm and all aboard is 3:30.  We sit in the International CafĂ© and grab an iced coffee and watch a bit of the rehersal by the singers/dancers for their little show in the Piazza later today called “Sail with Princess”.  Looks lovely so we will have to try and see it later.

Tonight I am not sure what we are going to be doing.  We are meeting up with friends for a sail away drink and then who knows. 

Tonigts show is Big Band Night with David and the Crown Princess Orchestra in Explorers Lounge.  Comedy Magic with Trunell Magic in the Princess Theater.  MUTS is showing Premium Rush.

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