ALASKAN CRUISE 2018 - DAYS 13 & 14

Day 13 Mon 06.04.18

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
oyster crackers

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

Paella Valencia
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

Shrimp Cocktail
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
vanilla anglaise

Table mates, Kris & Nick celebrating the Baked Alaska on Parade

Baked Alaska

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

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.


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