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Posted on Jan 23, 2011 in Dear Diary, Food | 2 comments

Tea, Milady?

Hi Friends, how’s everyone’s weekend going? Today I thought that I’d try to knock a couple of posts out of the way, but we’ll see how that all ends up going, haha. First things first – one more cruise post for you all to revel in! Apologies in advance that this is probably going to be a long one!

So, Roatan, Honduras! Our last port stop on the cruise, and the day that I didn’t even get off the boat. Hahaha. I wasn’t feeling very well, so I ended up taking a little pampering session in the on-board spa. Did a little package that included a back massage, facial, and body exfoliation. Not too bad a way to spend the day!

While I was feeling puny and getting pampered, my sister, mom, aunt, uncle, and cousin ended up going on a pretty cool island tour. Here are some photos from their outing:

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Looked pretty cool, huh? After they got back from the trip, I was feeling much better. Which is good, because we had High Tea to go to! All of the ladies of the cruise got dolled up and went to one of the specialty restaurants for afternoon tea. It was delicious, and I felt supah classy (heh.) I obviously ate way too much, between the delicious cream cheese-laden tea sandwiches and all of the sweets, but it was totally worth it! We did a similar thing on the Alaskan cruise my family did a few years ago. It was a highlight then as it was this time:

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That night was the second formal night for the cruise. I didn’t feel quite as pretty or glamorous on this night, but maybe that’s because I was already feeling the effect of all the rich, heavy food from the previous days, haha. Here are some pictures for you anyway:

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The dinner that night, as expected, was amazing!

Appetizer:

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Some kind of French-named thing, but basically puff pastry topped with mushrooms. Yum-o!

Salad:

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A Mediterranean grilled veggie salad. Tasted good, kind of like antipasti, but I didn’t eat all of it because I was saving myself for…

Entree:

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LLLLOOOBBBBSSSTTTEEEEEEERRRRR!! I was waiting all cruise to be able to have lobster, and they served it up (and how!) on the last formal dinner night. It was delicious, although the steak dish that Ben got (in addition to his lobster dish, hahahaha) was pretty fantastic, too.

Dessert:

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In Celebrity cruise fashion, they served up Baked Alaska for everyone’s dessert that night. It was good – always a fun treat, but they didn’t serve it flambĂ©-style at the tableside, like they did on our Alaskan cruise (also Celebrity)! Oh well, must be regulations against open flames nowadays or something.

Anyway, if you’ve made it this far through this behemoth of a post, I commend you! I’ll let you go for now, but check back later for a little weekend recap with an exciting announcement!

2 Comments

  1. my dress at the tea was a little more low-cut than i realized!

  2. Everyone looked Fabulous!

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