What a sizzling day! It was a great deal hotter than yesterday and I did get a little more sun than I bargained for, but it was wonderful none-the-less…. After spending most of the day pool side, I went for a massage and a walk. It was a pretty full day but wait, there’s more….. It was Mariner Appreciation Night hosted by the Captain Fred Eversen, Hotel Director Henk Mensink and Cruise Director Gene Young. This is the night where they recognize the Mariners for achieving various milestones in cruisning days…. I was called up first and recognized for being a member of the President’s Club and having over 2100 days at sea. Not bad since I had 7 days with Holland America Line when I retired. It certainly has become my home and the staff and crew members of my extended family. After the event, it was off to dinner and enjoyed it immensely…. What a fabulous day!!!!