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Cruise Askew, Night 2 at Senor Frogs March 20, 2009

Posted by Trisha Lyn Fawver in General Rambling.

Naturally at the end of the day we had a lot to celebrate – good friends, Gavin & Nikki getting engaged, AND it was Linnitt's birthday to boot.  A lot of us had birthdays in the weeks before and after the cruise, which helped us pick this date, but hers actually fell smack on cruise time so we had to celebrate!  Since the ship was docked much longer in Nassau than it had been in Freeport, we didn't actually have to be back on the ship until 5:30 am the next day.  So we took the opportunity to all have dinner in Nassau at a restaurant called Senor Frogs.  There are several locations, it's kind of a world wide touristy restaurant known for a good time.  Gavin had heard lots about it and, if I remember correctly, was really the catalyst to our deciding to go.  And the fact that it was just a couple of blocks from port and you didn't have to take a cab was a plus.  I dread taking cabs in America let alone a foreign country.  Call me cynical, but I don't trust it.

Anyway we all made it back to the boat from Atlantis and our assorted other adventures (Linnitt & Korey had just wandered around town, Kevin & Maria went to swim with sting rays) and chilled until about 7.  A few of us wanted to go a bit early and wander the straw market right next to port before it closed, but when we went through it to get from where the bus dropped us off to the ship half of it was closed already, and with almost all of us needed to shower off some chlorine before dinner, it just wasn't in the cards.  I'm not sure I've mentioned it, but our awesome Carnival agent Terence had made sure that all our cabins were right near each other at the end of our deck, so we just kind of congregated there before heading as a group down to dinner.  Good thing we did too, because Nikki totally saved me with some aloe vera gel for my sunburn!

We walked down to Senor Frogs, where some of our travel group had already acquired a table.  The place was decorated with ecclectic signs, black lights, and other Mexican style decor as that was their cuisine specialty.  As soon as we were seated, employees came around and made sure we all had obnoxious balloon hats on since it was a celebration.  Joy.

Everything in that joint was highly touristy, but fun and at the same time not super overdone or flashy.  The menus were comical, the drinks were plentiful, and even the table clothes had amusing diagrams on them for placement of the plate, cup, salsa drips, etc.  The staff also had put purple mardi gras style beads at each of our place settings, and also came around and made sure we all had some.  At the end of the night I realized I had three!  We took our time in picking out our dinners and I decided to have their sample platter for dinner – nachos, quesadillas, and floutas (though I had a feeling that I wouldn't eat those, and I was right).  We also were not shy to order drinks.  Katie went for a tequila sunrise, I opted simple for a strawberry margarita, Joe and Adam made what seemed like a suicide pact with the Zombies, and Andrew wasn't shy and double fisted a couple beers.

My food arrived and OH MAN… quite possibly the best quesadillas I've ever had.  The flour tortillas were just so soft and perfect… nummy.  My margaritas were good, Katie said she couldn't even taste the tequila in her drink (though when I tasted it, it was ALL I tasted), and Adam & Joe quite liked their Zombies… maybe a bit too much for Joe.

When we were almost done eating, the DJs and employees practically attacked Linnitt and brought her up on stage, much to her embarassment.  She'd already told us that she wasn't the type of person to really celebrate her birthdays, so she didn't look too happy about it but took it in stride.  The staff also came around with random shots, and I have to give props to Drena for taking one!  And after 3 tequila sunrises, and two zombies, and some other alcoholic beverages, Katie, Adam, Andrew, and others had no shame in their game on the dance floor.

We weren't out that late… the place really turned into a nightclub and we weren't that into just dancing.  We all wandered back to the ship, some of us in a semi-drunken stupor, and Joe & his three zombie's worth of intoxication decided that dammit, he wanted ice cream and pizza.  The ship had a 24 hr pizzaria and they always kept the soft serve machine on that's in the buffet area where the pizza is, so dammit we went for ice cream and pizza.  That was, of course, after we decided to go up to the very top deck and check out the mini golf course that we planned to play the following day.  Joe was on top of the world, apparently.

We just wandered back to the staterooms, happy that we were going to be able to sleep in the next day, which was the last day of the cruise, the "Fun Day at Sea". 

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