May 8th, 2016 - Day 36 - Enroute to Sydney, Australia

We woke up cruising the Tasman Sea.

We had breakfast in the Grand Dining Room.

Jim had his usual oatmeal with a banana added and Pat had a yogurt parfait with a chocolate croissant.

We came back to the room as our Stateroom Attendant, Suresh, had taken all the suitcases from under the bed and are now ready to fill up.  We tried to plan for our 2 nights in Sydney so we will only have to open one suitcase and leave the rest closed. We are 90% packed and it went together smoothly.  Hopefully when we put the remaining things in tonight we'll be able to zip up the suitcase.

Jim is watching a Twitter feed of the fight that is happening in Las Vegas: Canelo vs Khan.  Canelo knocked Khan flat out in the 6th round with one punch.

We had a nice talk for over an hour with Kent, Rachel and Thatcher.  When we hung up Rachel told us that Thatcher was crying so hard because he misses us so much that he had a hard time catching his breath.  I feel so sad for him.  It seems like he just wants his world back together and he will see us in 4 sleeps.  We thought he would get over it but he seems to still be sad about us being gone. 

We had lunch in the Waves Grill and we shared a hamburger and French fries.

We spent the late afternoon on Deck 9 Spa Deck and enjoyed reading until it got dark. It was nice and peaceful up there but it got a little cold at the end.

We had dinner in the Grand Dining Room.

Jim had Chilled Chicken and Tomato Consommé Madeline with Shoestring Cheese for his soup.  For his main course he had Oven Roasted Vermont Turkey with Chestnut Dressing  abd Relish of Blood Orange and Cranberry and a side of Mashed Potaoes.

Pat had Goat Cheese and Golden Delicious Tarte Tatin for her appetizer.  For her main course she had The Taste from Red Ginger: Green Thai Chicken Curry with Cherry Tomatoes, Eggplant, and Basmati Rice.

After saying goodbye to Oka, our waiter, we left and went back to our room.

We have completed the packing of what we can do tonight and will carry the rest out in the morning. We have put three bags outside the door so we are done.  Yeah!

We just need to go to sleep and we will be in Sydney in the morning. 

Goodnight from the Tasman Sea!