Saturday, September 29, 2018

World Fresh Marketplace Buffet on the Caribbean Princess


It's Cruise Ship Saturday and today we're talking about one of the updated buffets on on a Princess cruise ship. There has been lots of chatter about the new buffet on the Caribbean Princess. While it's not as amazing as the Royal and Regal Princess, the menu is still pretty innovative. Having spent a month on the ship it was nice to have something new and different to eat. It was also nice to have several food stations to choose from. Being able to avoid the cafeteria-type line on a cruise ship is always a plus for us!

Chicken, lamb, soups and hot sandwiches, chips and quesadillas.
Pasta bar, Ramen station, salads and smores.
Cold sandwiches and a section just for cheeses.
They also have cereal and milk 24/7 for those folks (like hubby) who likes it for a before-bedtime snack.

Seating areas have been updated. If we could climb onto those tall chairs we'd be picking those seats all the time. Who wouldn't want a straight view out to the ocean?
World Fresh Marketplace is currently only available on the Caribbean Princess.

Ocean Medallion™ on Princess Cruises

Check out the progress of the Ocean Medallion™ on Princess Cruises here. Click on the photos or videos to find out more!

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Friday, September 28, 2018

The Friday 15

15 more out the door! Can't wait until the end of the year when I can add up all the things we've gotten rid of since January. It's a lot. Not as much as I would like to get rid of, but it looks like another good year for downsizing.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Maho Beach, St. Maarten

It's Wanderlust Wednesday and today we're talking about Maho Beach on the island of St. Maarten.


You may have seen photos and videos of people standing on a beach with planes flying right overhead. That beach would be Maho Beach. Princess Juliana International Airport, on the Dutch side of the island of St. Maarten, borders the beach. Only a narrow two-lane road separates the beach from the runway.
The end of the runway comes with a warning.

Unfortunately, not everyone listens. There are plenty of people who purposely run underneath the planes. If you are standing on the beach when a large plane arrives or departs, you're guaranteed to be sandblasted. We prefer keeping at a safe distance. Our preference is to hang out at a nearby bar with food and drink while we watch both planes and people.

It's difficult to tell how low the plane will be flying.
Until it gets closer. 
And is right on top of you. 

And the smaller planes? Scary close.  

After Hurricane Irma the flights have been greatly diminished. However, afternoon is still the best time to arrive if you want to watch the airport's coming and goings. If you hang out at the Sunset Beach Bar you can check their surfboard for arrival times so you aren't spending all afternoon searching the skies.
Maho Beach is about a 20 minute taxi ride away from the cruise port. Plan on spending your morning elsewhere and be sure to hit Maho in the afternoon.

Just be sure to stay out of the jet blast.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Homemade Scrap Fabric Trivet Project - Tutorial Tuesday

It's Tutorial Tuesday and today's project is a trivet. It's made with fabric strips and a cotton clothesline.


Homemade Coiled Clothesline Scrap Fabric Trivet Sewing Project
For the project you will need:

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Yummy Monday - Orozco's Restaurant in San Juan, Puerto Rico


When we visit San Juan there is one restaurant we hit up for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every single time.

Orozco's.

Located in the Condado Beach area, it's an easy walk from some of the nearby hotels. It's also close to the bus stop so wherever you are in San Juan you can make your way there. Believe me, it's worth it. They are right on Ashford Ave.

Their specialties are numerous.

*Mofongo, made with mashed plantains. Trifongo made with mashed green plantains, sweet plantains, and cassaba. Throw in some meat - pork, chicken, beef, octopus and more - and you've got yourself a filling and tasty meal. (Sorry, no picture - we ate it before grabbing the camera.)

*A Cubano Sandwich full of meats and cheese and pickles on delicious crusty bread.
*Their homemade hot sauce rocks. It kicks everything up a notch. Just look at the spices in there! My mouth drools just looking at it.

Then there is the tres leches cake, white or chocolate. Oh. My. Goodness. Both are amazing. Occasionally they have some other special flavors that are just as yummy.

Unfortunately, since Hurricane Maria they've reduced their hours. No more breakfast is served and they are closed on Wednesdays.

But if you are in San Juan (not on a Wednesday) and are looking for a great meal for lunch or dinner, check out Orozco's!