ALASKAN CRUISE 2018 - DAYS 13 & 14
I'll be honest with you folks, I don't really recall much of what we did on this last sea day other than eat, sleep & pack up to go back home. I promise I am taking better notes for future write ups. And trust me, I have so many stories to tell y'all, but for now this is about the last days aboard the Grand Princess:
First, we slept in & skipped breakfast. So we got to lunch in the main dining room, as soon as they opened.
|Bruschetta with Provolone and Avocado|
tomato and basil caper relish
|Manhattan Clam Chowder|
|Chicken Broth with Spinach and Rice|
|Pappardelle Ribbons with Duckling Strips|
red wine demi-glace, leek ragout
|Teriyaki Chicken with Chinese Fried Rice|
market fresh vegetables
Spanish rice, squid, shrimp, mussels, pork, chorizo, green peas
|Pistachio Ice Cream|
|Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream|
A few hours later we grabbed a snack at The International Café
Their website says, "This is the place for an ever-changing array of snacks and coffee selections from cappuccino to café au lait. Guests may enjoy freshly baked croissants or beignets in the morning, gourmet paninis and salads at lunchtime, or homemade gelato in the evening. Coffee lovers will find an expanded coffee program featuring a variety of specialty coffee drinks made from a selection of six different coffee beans."
|Ham & cheese sandwiches + cheese, fruit & a danish|
Then later that evening we returned to the main dining room.
|Watermelon and Feta Cheese|
toasted pumpkin seeds, extra virgin olive oil, lemon drizzle
an American classic with horseradish-spiked cocktail sauce
|Double Beef Consommé|
mini choux buns and green onions
|Alaska-Style Seafood Soup|
white fish, salmon, shrimp and mussels in shellfish broth, herb crostini
|His & Her's - Grilled New York Steak with Green Peppercorn Sauce|
tomato Provençale, sautéed zucchini, lyonnaise potatoes
|Strawberry Ice Cream|
|Deep Dish Apple Pie|
|Table mates, Kris & Nick celebrating the Baked Alaska on Parade|
Day 14 Tues 06.05.18
This is the awful day, when we have to leave the ship & return home. The vacation is over. But first, we have one last meal before we go.
|Grapefruit & danishes|
|Scrambled eggs, bacon & ham|
|Fried eggs, bacon, ham, sausage & toast|
After breakfast, I went back to our room to gather our "carry on bags" & took a few more photos of the San Fransisco port.
Then it was time to catch our flight back to Houston. We left the port, headed to the airport.
|In flight snack & meal|
Finely, after making sure that the family is safe & sound back in their homes, we head to dinner. We are craving a taste of home. Some good Tex-Mex seems like the perfect choice. I suggest Gringo's Mexican Kitchen. The location near our house has always been consistently good. On this occasion, my wife ordered her favorite soup, while I chose the killer chalupa sampler.
|Menu cover, chips & salsa|
made fresh daily, bowl, + avocado & grated cheese
|HUGO'S FAMOUS CHALUPAS|
three. refritos, lettuce, tomatoes & cheese; (1) each: salsa-style chicken, bbq pulled pork & seasoned ground beef + rice & beans.
|Close up of each chalupa|
This was our second Alaskan cruise. We enjoyed them both so much, that we are seriously considering a third. Be sure to click the subscribe button, to make you get the latest addition of HungryHeath escapades.