We lucked out and got a Town Car back from Atlantis to the Epic. They wait in the taxi line with the other taxis. So itâ€™s luck of the draw. Eleven bucks and we were back at the ship. We raced through the Straw Market to grab a few souvenirs and the best water ice Iâ€™ve ever had in my life before getting back on board. The former is packed with handmade items form the island, lots of straw items (hence the name) and the latter is packed with flavor I havenâ€™t found in any other incarnation of the snow cone, of which I am a very big fan.
Back on board the Epic, we got showered and changed and then the kiddo was off to Recess once again. I decided to take in the Blur Man Group show once again. It was almost as good the second time around. Not quite as exciting without the surprised. But still worth seeing again. Then I grabbed a quick bite at the shipâ€™s Noodle Bar, which has to be the best bargain on board, let alone anywhere else. I had dumplings, spring rolls, and fried rice for $7.00 and the portions were so big, I couldnâ€™t finish it all. Definitely good to remember.
Before I knew it, it was time to collect my daughter from the kidâ€™s club and hit the hay. We had a big travel day ahead of us!
Jenny Block is the author of â€œOpen: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriageâ€ (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 â€œSex Talk with Jenny Blockâ€ (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.