Today was Castaway Cay day! We were docked from 9:30am – 4:45pm. Castaway Cay is Disney’s private island. It’s amazing! We got up early and had breakfast at Cabanas then headed down to the gangway. Just outside the ship we bought Kyle, CSP’s new cooler. He named it. Kyle. That boy cracks me up! Kyle came with a 6 pack of water. After we picked up Kyle we hopped on the tram to Serenity Bay, the adults only beach. We found some chairs in the shade of an umbrella and had a wonderful morning! We read and swam and CSP was even able to snag a hammock! He promptly fell asleep in said hammock and I’d have to wake him up periodically when the snores got too loud! It was a perfect, beautiful day. Sunny but not too hot. The water was pretty cold and a little choppy but you got used to it. There were all these little birds running around between our chairs. So teeny! Our morning view: NOT TOO SHABBY for February!
At about 1:30 we had lunch on the island at the barbecue hut they have set up. They have all sorts of salads to choose from as well as mahi mahi, brats, burgers, etc. Even ice cream! After lunch we took the tram to Pelican Point at the family beach. Our friends the McC’s had a cabana and invited us to come visit. They dropped our wristbands off at dinner last night. I checked in at the Cabana station and told them we were looking for cabana #7. They called us a golf cart taxi and drove us to the cabana! Nice!
We spent the rest of the day with the McC’s hanging on the beach and in their cabana. Man, that’s the way to live! The cabana was SO nice and came with so many amenities! Drinks, fruit, sunscreen, towels, a safe, lounge furniture, a hammock (CSP jumped right in), a changing room, outdoor shower, foot wash, use of floats and inner tubes, the works! A & I took chairs down to the water, stuck our feet in the ocean and chatted while CSP waded out in the ocean with the McC kids. Those kids took to him like fish to water and he was so good with them. We stayed until the last possible moment then it was time to pack up and head back to the ship. We didn’t have dinner until 8:15 though so when we got on the ship CSP & I went to the hot tub again. That CSP loves a hot tub! Eventually it was time to get dressed for our last dinner of the cruise.
Tonight we dined in Animator’s Palate. The menu was more limited tonight I suppose because it’s the last night and because of the animation show. When we sat down at our seats were 2 big place matt looking things with green markers. We followed the instructions on the paper which said to draw a character in the spaces provided. Then our server took our papers away.
We both had the appetizer sampler (duck confit, mozzarella, and shrimp). CSP had my duck. There was just one soup- a macaroni and cheese soup, so we both had that. It was surprisingly good! For our entrees CSP chose the seafood pasta and I went with the Beef Wellington. I’d always seen it on Hell’s Kitchen so I thought I’d try it. Really tasty! Dessert was a trio of celebration cake, chocolate decadence & cappuccino mousse tartlet for me and one last Mickey Bar for CSP. He also took my mousse tartlet.
During dinner they took our drawings and animated them on the screens by the table and set them to music. It was too cute! Our little guys were dancing across the screen! After dinner we hugged our servers (mad I didn’t get a picture of them) and went back to our room. We packed up all our stuff and got ready for bed. Debarkation comes early so we needed to get some sleep!