To that end, today's post is going to be nothing but towel animals which was one of the things I was really looking forward to on the cruise and which I found to be totally enchanting! I am totally amazed that the cabin stewards can make these cute creatures from nothing but towels and a paper eyeball or two; it was fun to come back to the cabin in the evenings and see what sort of towel animal awaited us complete with two pieces of chocolate that I don't think Barb or I ever ate!
Night One found this friendly fella waiting for us. Good boy!
Night Two was this guy ... whatever he was!
Night Three found this friendly bunny hanging out on the corner of my bed!
Night Four was a great ape!
Night Five actually made me think of a creature from Star Wars or Doctor Who for some unknown reason!
Night Six was a swan who looked a bit like a cobra if you looked at it directly head on!
And then finally, one of my very favorites which wasn't a towel animal that we found in our room but one we saw sitting outside of another cabin on a steward's trolley; he was just so darned cute I absolutely HAD to take a picture and would have sneaked him into my suitcase if I'd have thought I could get away with it!
I thought the towel animals were just the cutest things ever and I always felt kind of bad taking them apart so I generally left them on the table for the steward to take away and replace with a new one so that I didn't have to be the one to shake the life out of it! Sentimental fool that I am, I just never had the heart!
And on a completely unrelated note - a very Happy Saint Patrick's Day to all! I'm working a 16-hour shift as per my normal Thursday schedule so our corned beef and cabbage will have to wait until the day after but I bet it tastes just as good on the 18th as it does the 17th! To all my friends - Irish or not -