Today we slept in in our comfy Epic cabin and then went straight for the pool after a quick breakfast. I finally tried out all of the slides. And despite being a day at sea, the lines were pretty reasonable. The green slide was a bit fast for me, which explains why my daughter loves it and the purple one was a little dark. I like to see where I’m headed. But I really enjoyed the yellow and orange slide with the “toilet bowl,” especially since you go down that one in a tube.

Even though we were on the Epic for a whole week, I still could not get over that the ship has three water slides. Crazy!

For lunch we went to the “Second City Murder Mystery Lunch,” which was a lot of fun. A lot of it was improv and even my junior traveler got a kick out of it. The food was very good and it was nice to share a table with strangers and work together to “solve” the crime. It is definitely something I would recommend doing on an Epic cruise.

Jenny-Block-Publicity-Shot-250Jenny Block is the author of “Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage” (Seal Hardcover, June 2008 and Seal Paperback, March 2009), which has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. She writes a weekly column for the Dallas Morning News publication Quick called “Sex Talk with Jenny Block” (quickdfw.com). Jenny holds both her BA and her MA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University and taught college composition for nearly ten years. She writes for a wide variety of publications and websites, including huffingtonpost.com, yourtango.com, American Way, Veranda, the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Voice, edgedallas.com, literarymama.com, Spirit, chow.com, and ellegirl.com.