" We regret to inform you... " Oh geeze! Bill, WAKE UP!
A cargo ship had sunk at the mouth of the river which empties into the Gulf. The channel was closed. Instructions from Carnival Cruise: Do not proceed to port. Wait for an update on your cruise.
Nobody had answers. At 8:00 a.m. local news reported it was a tug boat that sank and crew had been rescued. But the ship enroute to port was being diverted to Mobile,Alabama. update by 2:00 p.m.
Finally, received a text... Be at port terminal at 8:00 a.m. Tomorrow!
They're bussing us to Mobile and will skip the first port and head to The Bahamas. So, tomorrow we will have a 2-3 hour motor coach ride.
It has to get better from here. We are in a high class hotel watching people dressed to the nines for the Beyonce concert. Oh the sights we have seen. Plus size woman walking down street in shocking pink bikini, and a young man wearing a mini skirt and halter top, his "Carol Channing" overprinted lips grinning, gold high top tennis shoes sparkling... as he panhandled for tips. "Take a picture, I'll drop my top for a dollar." It is elbow to elbow; so many people on the streets and huge police presence.
Update next week. I'm sure there will be more colorful characters to tell you about.