Anyway, so catamaran and snorkeling. All 4 of us road out to the reef on the nets which was really relaxing. We got suited up in our snorkel gear (except Carter who was just life jacketed for swimming) and hit the water. Scott was last off the boat with Carter. Carter was immediately put off of the ocean when a wave hit him in the face and gifted him a healthy swallow of salty ocean water (ew!). Being the attention whore he is, Scott (if you know him, you probably realize I am laughing hysterically at that insanely false comment) HAD to create some drama. As he slipped into the water from the boat steps, his wedding ring "slipped" off his finger and sunk dramatically to the bottom of the gorgeous reef we were expoloring. In all seriousness, that's a huge bummer. But oddly enough, I was really touched by how upset he was. When told he could replace it, he basically said whatever we bought would be just that. A replacement. Not his WEDDING ring. It's nice to hear how much something like wearing a piece of jewelry that becomes so routine means symbolically to someone. Especially if that someone so upset about losing that sentimental nugget is married to you.
Anyway, seeing as the ocean was so deep where we were, we had no choice but to let it go. Several people attempted to dive for it, seeing how upset he was, but there was no way.
Nevertheless, we had a great time. We snorkeled, saw some gorgous fish, rode over to Margaritaville on the water and jumped on the floating trampoline, then enjoyed a lesuirely boat ride back to our ship.
I don't even know what we did the rest of that day. They all kind of blur together. I'm pretty sure that's the day we took the kids swimming in the saltwater pool at the back of the boat and then to the lanai hot tub because it was friggin' COLD, lol. I think later that night Scott and I went to the comedy show while my parents watched the boys (who were sleeping in our room).
So if you're keeping tabs on our unaccounted for expenses thus far:
- Medical bill from Carter's trip to the ship doctor $300 (previous post)
- Replacement wedding ring for Scott (estimated $350 - $400)