All in all, it was a relaxing and enjoyable journey. One day (+) in Nassau and a day at sea on the return voyage. Aside from that, what captured my attention more than anything else, were the "looks" of many of my fellow passengers (2,600+)!
My wife thinks I’m going to hell for these comments, but what I saw amazed me for two-and-a-half days. It started from the moment we arrived at the pier in Miami. My wife rolled her eyes at me every time I pointed out these things. Pointed out what? That’s what you’re probably thinking. Well here goes. These are my personal observations…and yes…I’m probably going to hell!
- It was everywhere...EVERYWHERE!!!
- Braids, wigs, extensions and more braids in every shape, size, color and length imaginable! Mid-back or waist length were the lengths of choice.
- There were enough braids, if tied end-to-end, could circle the world!
- Everywhere I looked there were braids! It was a braids onslaught!
For the women, it was the big (and I mean BIG) gold hoop earrings. If not hoops, saucer size were just as fine. For the men…I noticed a few gold teeth…maybe more than a few!
Fat (obese) folks!
I should talk! Overweight…yes, obese no! We’re talkin’ both men and women. These were big people…people! Somehow, many of the overweight women prefer to wear these ankle length jersey dresses, preferably in two or three sizes too small! You get to see sh*t you don’t want to see. Do they have magic mirrors at home? Do they have any mirrors at home?