Great Stirrup Cay is a private island owned by Norwegian Cruise Line. The Husband I pretty much decided that someday, we totally think it would be fun to say we “own” an island ;) In reality though, unless you had a bunch of tourists coming through all the time, don’t you think it would be kinda boring and lonely and “weather-y”?!
We were pretty much lazy bums on the beach all day, taking naps, participating in the island barbecue and occasionally venturing into the water on our water rafts to cool off.
The water was actually colder in the Bahamas than in Florida, but, it was still bath water warm.
The sand is definitely rockier than the Caribbean, but, less rocky than Hawaii :)
Don’t be fooled by the clouds, it was BLAZING HOT and HUMID the entire time. This is our mini cruise ship 🙂
Fun times! I think we both would go back to Nassau (to hang out at the Atlantis) and to Florida, but, other than that, I think we definitely LOVE the Caribbean and Hawaii more.
I didn’t take pictures of all my meals, but, decided to snap the things that were HIGHLIGHTS. Here are some of my favorite eats of the trip.
Did you all ever see the Food Network Show ~ Chefs vs. City where they have to guess what flavors the New York Pickle, Pickles are?
I was pretty excited when we came across a vendor at the Flea Market who made the same NY Pickles. We bought two types.
My FAVORITE ~ like a spicy dill pickle! It’s a good thing that we don’t live near these people or I’d probably be here ALL the time buying every type of pickle 😀
If you all are ever in Pompano Beach, Check out Gianni’s Ristorante!
If for nothing else than to have these AMAZING GARLIC PARMESAN ROLLS! I think I could’ve had a basket of these plus
this salad and lived off of that for the week :D Believe it or not, I actually liked the stinky cheese, Marisa (only a little thought) ;) The brown stuff was honey balsamic onions.
Of course I didn’t just have bread and salad. I had this AWESOME SHRIMP SCAMPI with the hugest shrimp. I only lasted through about 1/3 of this though.
Lincoln Road FAVORITE ~ Pizza Rustica.
One of the things I LOVED about Florida was all the outdoor seating. We found this place thanks to Amanda!! She has the BEST taste because this might’ve been the BEST PIZZA I’ve ever had!
For $10, you get tea, salad and your choice of a HUGE slice of pizza!
Roasted Veggie Pizza……MMMMM, I need to recreate this!
The Husband had a Caprese Sandwich – tasty, but, if you ever go, get the pizza, not a sandwich….just sayin’ 😀
We discovered Tijuana Flats on the fly when The Husband declared he wanted Mexican Food. I looked up Mexican food on yelp and this place had great reviews. I think the story of how the place was opened is pretty cool too – you can check it out on the “about” page.
Any place that posts SOMETIMES CHEESY IS GOOD on their walls is a place I want to try!
They won my heart over again when I saw their Lo Cal menu and that you can customize anything with low fat cheese, fat free sour cream, whole wheat tortillas <3!
Then, I saw this……THE HOT BAR!
hehe….because I am 12 and this made me laugh out loud!
But, honestly because I LOVE places who can get silly with their names and their food.
My all time FAVORITE sauce that they had!
I covered our table in every sauce flavor, then, forgot what they all were. I LOVED every one and probably could’ve bought a bottle of each one to bring home. But, I refrained, a little….
The Husband had chips and mild salsa and I had chips and all the hot bar sauces.
.I used a different sauce with each bite. 😀 MMMM, I LOVE Mexican food, but, I have to admit, the tacos in California are better 😉
I did LOVE that the chicken tacos that came with FRESH JALEPENOS…
This is what they have painted on their bathroom wall and yes, I totally took a picture 😀
CRUISE FOOD HIGHLIGHTS ~ French Press Coffee!
GIGANTIC Shrimp Cocktail with Jack Daniels Cocktail Sauce.
Crab Cakes with GUACAMOLE and Chipotle Sour Cream
Lobster for me (that melted in my mouth) and steak for him.
Truffle Parmesan Fries….they are interesting – they look the same as regular fries, but, taste a little fattier/flavorful.
Caramel Ice Cream Sundaes….Ummmmm, I had one EVERY night :D At least I didn’t have it for lunch too although if we had been on the boat….I kid 😉
Speaking of food, are you all ready for some recipes and daily eats?! I actually sorta miss rambling on about my latest addiction…..My abnormally normal blogging to resume tomorrow and hopefully by tomorrow night I can catch up on your emails, comments, etc.
Thanks so much for being patient and for all the great comments on our trip. We had a blast even if I am counting down the days until our next trip ‘;)
In case you missed the other recaps, here they are…..
Night all! So excited the week is HALF over tomorrow 🙂