Formal Night on The Valor

I just want to be on a cruise again.  I now understand our friends who go every year.  They still get excited about their next cruise, as if they’d never been before. I get it.  I didn’t think about anything stressful.  I didn’t even think about food, it was always available.  I ate all the fresh fruit I wanted, I am not a big soda drinker so unsweet tea in my Rtic all day was nice.  When you leave your room it gets cleaned up while you’re out by a wonderful team.  The best part, a sweet towel animal is there to greet you when you get back 🙂

Our second day was Carnival’s Fun Day At Sea, which means you are having a fun day on the ship.  They do a great job with entertainment, we watched the Hairy Chest competition on Lido Deck by the pool, laid out next to Serenity Deck (it was full), we had formal night, got our picture “professionally” taken and had a lovely dinner in the Washington Dining Room’s upper level on Atlantic Deck 4. After dinner there was a country music duo 2Country4Nashville taking music requests in the casino, they were absolutely awesome. We stayed quite a while listening to them, talking with LeAnne about our crazy requests lol and dancing in memory of Grandpa.  We went to the Eagle’s lounge to finish the evening with a late night comedy show featuring Jamie Lissow from Rob Schneider’s show “Real Rob“.  I wish there were other comedians opening the show and it was longer than 30min.  Jamie was funny and we enjoyed the show.  For some reason I think we were hungry again and got some pizza to take to our room 😛 It’s probably a real memory 😀

Formal night is not to be skipped.  DH even bought a new linen suit for the occasion.  There is no real reason to purchase something new, but if your budget allows by all means go for it, however there are thrift shops, you can refashion something you already have by adding a brooch, a sparkly belt or just new jewelry and shoes.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful evening.  I tried Lobster for the first time, was not impressed, but I tried it, so yay me!  On this night I was introduced to what I have heard of, read about and seen online, Warm Chocolate Melting Cake!! It is worth all of the hype.  I promise, unless you don’t like chocolate, I can’t help you with that.

Songs we requested:

  • That’s All Right Mama – Elvis Presley
  • Time’s a Waistin’ – June Carter & Johnny Cash (not June’s first husband lol)
  • You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly – Loretta Lyn & Conway Twitty
  • He Drinks Tequila, She Talks Dirty in Spanish – Sammy Kershaw & Lorrie Morgan . Sdly they didn’t have the music to this one but they were so sweet and wanted to learn it for sure because it’s fun. Instead my alternate was Jose Cuervo by Shelly West. Just as great to hear.


Recipe for Warm Chocolate Melting Cake

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