Happy Fathers Day!! It's strange to be without the kids today---but we celebrated a little bit before we left. Olivia snuck a card into Kermits suitcase. This was totally her idea and we thought it was adorable! Yesterday Kermit surprised me with an anniversary gift. It was the Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume that I have been wanting. I am a believer in scent memories so I like to choose a new perfume for special occasions! Then, when I wear them in the future it brings back memories of that special time! Kermit thinks I am nuts but he obviously listened to my desire as I hadnt wanted to splurge on this for myself before the cruise! I was really excited to get it---and so surprised he had planned this for me! He also wrote me a little card with one thing he appreciated about me. It was very sweet! He had another gift and card for me today. Today I got Godiva truffles---my favorite!! The note was another thing he loved about me&I think I may get one every day?!? I am almost in shock as he is NOT a gift giver. Kermit woke up at 6:30 AM but went back to sleep until 8:00 AM. I slept soundly until he woke me up at 10:00 AM. I think I would have slept longer but we had Palo brunch at 10:30. Im not going to miss that!!! I showered and dressed and we headed up to Palo. We immediately ran into Mladin who is also a former server. We just love him and he seated us in his area. We started with champagne cocktails and then hit the buffet. There were several new items including a lot of seafood. They also had a large roasted vegetable platter along with buffalo mozzarella salad. These were nice new additions for us. Of course we enjoyed our old favorites as well. We stayed until noon and left full and happy!! We grabbed our books and headed to deck 10. After about 20 minutes we heard familiar voices&we looked down a few chairs and saw Becky and Brant laying out! We moved over and enjoyed chatting and looking at the ocean. Then we moved to the Cove Café to get out of the sun (it was another GORGEOUS day---85 and sunny!). The server was from Indonesia so Kermit struck up a conversation with him (Kerm lived in Indonesia for a year). At 2:00 we went to the BV theater for a lecture on Pompeii. We were excited they were offering a lecture series. We had missed the first lecture of the day but were happy to make it to this one. The lecturer, Dr. Glenn, was a professor emeritus and was a wealth of information. He had a powerpoint presentation and gave us a lot of history on Pompeii as well as Herculaneum. Kermit, being a teacher, especially got a kick out of Dr. Glenn. He had us do interactive exercises and had us introduce ourselves to those around us&.very teacher like!!! We really enjoyed it. After that Kermit and Brant went to Gnomeo and Juliet. They hated it. Becky and I went to work out. We did about 45 minutes on the treadmill and then showered in the changing rooms. I love showering in there!!! The lounge area was empty so we grabbed two loungers and just relaxed and chatted. It is not very often that the two of us have uninterrupted conversations. It was wonderful! 6:30 was Twice Charmed and I talked Kermit into going with me. I love that show and the cast on this cruise are very strong singers. Afterwards we went back to the stateroom and changed for formal night. We headed to the lobby and grabbed a complimentary drink. We had planned to just mingle in the lobby but it was PACKED! There were times we couldnt even move! My theory is that there are more return cruisers on this sailing and they know the ins and outs (like to come to the lobby early tonight for free drinks!!). Kermit had decided not to pack a jacket and I was a little worried that we would be underdressed. But it was totally fine and we fit right in. It seemed to me that I saw much less true formal wear than normal. I wonder if everyone was the same as us---not wanting to waste space in the suitcase for it!!! We had dinner in Parrot Cay which is always a bit of a bummer for formal night. But it was another new menu for me so that kinda made up for it!! It was the Prince and Princess menu and I had a tomato/mozzarella appetizer, potato chorizo soup, apple blue cheese salad, parma wrapped chicken breast and an awesome chocolate soufflé for dessert. I guess I made a big deal about how much I loved the dessert because Cyprian packed up two more for me and sent them back to the room with us!! It was a very nice dinner but again, service was a little slow. We literally walked into Rockin Bar D about 1 minute before Heath Hynche was starting his show. The only seats were in the very front. One of the cruise staff, James, told us to go and sit up there. I told him I didnt want to get chosen for anything!! He promised me I wouldnt get chosen and I told him I would hold him accountable if I did!! The show was funny and thankfully I was not chosen as the picked on one. That was a lady just two seats down from me! I would have been mortified as he made a lot of jokes about her hooters!! It was pretty funny---since it was someone else!!!!!! We headed back to the room after the show as we want to get up early tomorrow and watch the ship pull into port. Almost everyone cleared out of Rockin Bar D when we did---I am suspicious the late night activities may be very, very quiet this cruise!!! Back in the room we found our towel animal. It was a mens dress shirt with chocolate coins for buttons. The coins said Happy Fathers Day. We thought it was a very nice touch!! It was a very relaxing and leisurely day! I loved it! Somehow I dont think the next 4 will be. But I am sooooo excited for the adventures that are to come!!!