Sunday, March 04, 2012

Cruise Wrap Up

These are the last of the cruise pictures. It took me just as long to post about it as it did to actually go on it!

Aside from Lisa and the kids, the Teague family also went on the cruise.  I love vacationing with them. They're so fun!

Grace and Ryleigh had fun at the kid's club together

I want one of these little fancy trays to put my butter in at home. Oh that's right, I don't eat butter.  O.K., to put my margarine in .  It's so fancy!

Every couple of nights our waiters would put on a floor show, singing and dancing.  They even got up on the tables and danced.  So funny.

I have an obsession with towel animals.  Seriously, they make my night.  

So of course when I heard they were going to have a towel animal making class, Grace and I HAD to go!

As it turns out, I kind of suck at making towel animals.  Grace was better than I was.  It's kind of like origami and I suck at that too.   :/

Grace, Cameron and I participated in the family scavenger hunt.    Guess what?  We won first place!  Not only did we win first place, but we blew everyone else out of the water(boo-ya!)  Did I mention I can be a little bit competitive at times?

Relaxing on the last day of the cruise(boooooo!)

Ryleigh participated in the talent show.  She and another little girl rocked it out.  I have some video but I can't seem to get it off of my camera on to the computer.

Freddy is the ship's mascot.  He is 13 years old(found that little piece of info out on the scavenger hunt..LOL)

Everyone is always talking about the food on a cruise.  The food IS amazing.  A litte too amazing it turns out, as I gained back 2.5 of the pounds I had lost(oops!).  We spent most of the cruise alternating between the dining room and the buffet(dining room was better)

On the last night though, we got reservations to go to the steakhouse on the ship.  You have to pay a little bit to go there but the food is amazing. Like 5 star restaurant good.

We left the kids at the kid's club and Stacey, Mark, Lisa and myself headed up to the steakhouse, situated at the very top of the ship.

It's weird because I can't remember what this is at all.  I think someone else must have ordered it.  I took pictures of everyone's food that night  :)

Lisa had the Tuna Tartare for her appetizer.  I'm not usually one to enjoy raw fish, but this was yum-ee.

I started with the crab bisque.  Oh.  My.  Word.  was this soup good!

I also had the shrimp cocktail

And a fancy wedge salad(it's no wonder I gained two pounds, right?)

Stacey had the beefsteak tomatoes w/mozarella

And the lobster

Lisa had the surf and turf.

I had the prime rib rubbed with 5 spices.  It was A.  Maz.  Ing.  I think it was the best steak I have ever had.

For dessert Lisa had some kind of apple pastry with vanilla ice cream

And I had the chocolate sampler.  So good.  

After that we were in a food coma so we headed back to our rooms to pack up to go home(sob!)

 When we got back to our room this was waiting for us.  Awwwwwww!

What a fun trip.  Can't wait to do it again one day.


Kylie's momma said...

Ah man only if you invite Kylie and me to go with you guys. LOVE cruising! So glad you had a ball!

Stacey T. said...

That first thing was "complements of the chef" a corn chowder! Yurs was lobster bisque! I want that lobster right now! We had so much fun!M

dawn said...

Wow, what a trip. I want to go now!

Kayce said...

Toooo much fun! I'm so glad you guys had such an amazing time!

2china4S said...

Glad that you had such a good time. Nice that you are rested and relaxed, because your niece is driving us nuts, asking every five minutes if it is time to meet Aunt Michelle. Apparently you are Southern California's best and biggest attraction. :) I can't believe we get to meet after all this time.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

looks like you had blast! I have been on one cruise and the food was amazing!


PS. I never win ANYTHING! LOL!