Being Chocolonely

I’m going to start this post by saying ferries are my favorite form of transportation.  Maybe I need to expand this to boats in general… but really, this ferry was wonderful, like a hotel on water.  Last Sunday, Dana,Victoria, and I took a train from Amsterdam’s Centraal Station to the Hook of Holland to board a ferry that would magically transport us to the UK overnight. We arrived extremely early, so we were able to buy groceries before boarding the ferry.  I purchased a salad (a feeble attempt at being healthy), a 2 foot long baguette (healthiness gone), some 1 euro brie (delicious), some chocolate, and a bottle of wine.

When I got to my room, I was so excited. A room to myself. With a shower to myself. Something that I haven’t had since leaving home in January. I may or may not have jumped up and down in excitement.

Then I joined Dana and Victoria on deck to watch the sunset and enjoy our picnic dinners.  It was one of the nicest nights of my trip, relaxing and talking with these two intellegent and interesting women discussing books, philosophy, and life.

Lookin' for my Jack... any Titanic fans out there?
Lookin’ for my Jack… any Titanic fans out there?

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I'm so Chocolonely!
I’m so Chocolonely!

I also ate the most delicious milk chocolate I’ve ever had in my life: Tony’s Chocolonely.  It has kind of become my thing… “I’m so Chocolonely.”  Freakin’ Tony.

After dinner, I went back to my room and took the most luxurious shower ever, and then relaxed in my room watching tv (another luxury I haven’t had since leaving home).

The ferry landed in the UK and we were supposed to be disembarked by 6:30 am, so at 5:30 I was awakened by the most pleasant thing ever; the wake up call was the song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”  Seriously, is there any better way to wake up? NO!

Unfortunately, the pleasant morning couldn’t last forever, because I was soon to be detained


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