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Today it rained for about a half hour. This is only the second time in about 25 years that it has rained (and the last time it rained for days).
Granddaughters Ava and Elise in the lobby of the Royal Sands.
We moved down the street with all our food and clothing from the Royal Sands to the Royal Islander on Saturday and now we are in the penthouse of the second hotel.
The daughter (Stacey) in the lobby of the Royal Sands.
Our friends, the Rhodeses arrived 2 hours late due to waiting for a van transfer. We still made it through “Saturday Night Live” and enjoyed watching Jimmy Fallon’s hosting duties.
The concierge arrived with gifts and he turned out to be a huge movie fan. He checked out the films in town for us (in case it rains again) and made reservations for us at El Conquistador, Ruth Chris’ Steak House and Captain’s Cove.
So far, we’ve confined our adventures to the Royal Resorts restaurants near us, dining at Trade Winds at the Royal Caribbean and at our own restaurant affiliated with the Royal Islander.
All 15 of us in Week One.
The weather has been in the eighties and lovely, with the exception of the short amount of rain.