West Coast Cruise Day 8
Day 08 Wednesday April 4, 2018Stick with me team, this is going to be a LONG post. This was our 1st port & we saw a lot of stuff....
Upon arrival at the port of Santa Barbara, California, I hopped out on the balcony to grab some pictures while we waited on our room service breakfast to be delivered.
A few minutes later, I hear a knock on our door. Breakfast is here!
|A full tray of food|
|Bacon & Sausage|
Canadian bacon, fried egg & cheese on an English muffin
|Suite Menu part 1|
|Suite Menu part2|
After we finished eating, it's time to gather the family & meet our tour guide. We did a little site seeing en route to our four tastings (2 wineries, an olive oil ranch & a brewery)
|weird looking old tree|
|I forgot the name of this church|
|Souvenir wine glass & olive oil|
|Welcome table & sampling list|
|One of the wines that we sampled|
|The owner's dog is able to roam all over the property|
|Huge fresh strawberries|
|Shelly & I ordered the same lunch|
|Sandwich with chips & salsa|
|We also got to sample some of the pepper jelly made at the vineyard|
|We loved the jelly so much that we bought a jar|
Our third stop was at Rancho Olivos in Santa Ynez, California.
|Sales floor is set up like a road side stand|
|Literature about the ranch|
|We got to pet this horse|
|Souvenir olive oil|
|We got mini bottles, one of each flavor|
Our fourth & last stop was to Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company in Los Olivos, California. Here we enjoyed the nice weather while our tour guide served us three different beer flights. I would have liked to purchase a souvenir glass, but sadly they were sold out.
|Beer flight #1|
|Beer flight #2|
|Beer flight #3|
After a full day of drinking, I enjoyed a good buzz on our ride back to the ship. Once we were back on board, we took a nap. Then it was time to get ready for dinner in the Club Class section of the main dining room.
|Canapes in our stateroom|
|Roasted Garlic Cream Soup|
sage and cheese croutons
an American classic with horseradish-spiked cocktail sauce
|Garden Mixed Greens, Radicchio and Cucumber Shoestrings|
with Balsamic vinaigrette
|Cold Smoked Salmon and Crayfish Tails|
tomato-vodka marinated crayfish, dilled cucumber & caper salad
|Our waiter tried to tell me that this was for garnish only & that it was not edible. |
I showed him how to eat a crawfish!
|Off Menu Item (Club Class Perks)|
Grilled Steak with baked potato and grilled veggies
|Fettuccine Alfredo + Grilled Chicken|
An All-Time Princess Favorite
rich, comforting and entirely satisfying
|Princess Love Boat Dream|
chocolate mousse on brownie
|Decadent Drambuie Souffle|