Saturday, November 21, 2015

Fat Tuesday, A Great Bar and Restaurant in Cozumel Mexico

On our cruises we always forgo the meal on the ship and take in a local eatery on port days. 

An open air restaurant and bar on the docks turned out to be a great place to lunch while exploring the shopping area.   We didn't go far this time in Cozumel.  Karan, Patty, Mom and I just enjoyed the atmosphere in the pretty village of shops right at the dock. 

We chose Fat Tuesday for a silly reason...

Swings were available to amuse those waiting to be seated.  Mom always seems to find a swing here
in Cozumel.  On the last trip it was in a private garden.

The wait staff were very helpful and had great suggestions. 

The breezes off the water were wonderful on a hot September day!
Karan and I were glad to sit and enjoy them.

A pink flamingo caught my eye at the bar after getting over the shock of the pink wall!

Our silly reason to choose Fat Tuesday was because of the colorful tables and chairs.
  I mean, who wouldn't want to join the fun? 

The Mexican Flag was a proud part of the decor
And outside the umbrella shades the entire table!  

But it was the freshly cooked and authentically prepared meal that sold us.
Nothing fancy, just really, really good. 

Behind us a view of our Carnival Cruise ship, Paradise!
I told you we didn't go far.  

We all enjoyed the stop and would recommend Fat Tuesday.
It is a dyed in the wool tourist trap which is what Cozumel is all about.  Their prices were great, the food excellent and great service.  You can't ask for more than that. 

For more on this cruise my sis did a very cute, funny blog post!  Karan knows we are good sports!
Just click on the words blog post.

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Traveling Down I-95 in Florida

You'll want to stop for tea in Stuart Florida!

It's an amazing tea room, not only for the decor but for the magnificent meal they call tea. 

My sister in law, Kim (right) took my niece, Shannon (left) and I to tea
while I was visiting last week.

Iced Raspberry tea and tea bread were offered as we perused the menu.

There were at least four choices for each course.

I heartily recommend the Lobster Bisque
It is the owners award winning recipe.

The salad is healthy with cut tomatoes under the spinach
but the dressing is not homemade, the only flaw we found with the meal.

I ordered the chicken pie with a puff pastry crust.  It was served so beautifully!  
Dessert was Kahlua Chocolate Cake

A pot of tea was also served with dessert
how could I have forgotten to get a photo of the scones?
It's quite a change from the usual tiny sandwiches and miniature cakes
that are usually served for the same price.

The rooms are all decorated with a Victorian theme.

An awesome fireplace in every room.

Fresh and silk flowers everywhere.

Every corner was filled with interesting memorabilia. 

It's just off the interstate I-95 and well worth the stop
You must call ahead for reservations of course as they only seat for tea twice a day.

They even have a cute white picket fence  along the property where a Geocache is hidden!  
Now that was a huge surprise and so fun to find!

Lady Ann's Victorian Tea Room
506 SW Camden Ave
Stuart, FL 
(772) 781-3339

I am not affiliated in any way with this place of business
 but I like to recommend some of my favorite stops
while traveling.  

The service was quick enough for a traveler, yet we lingered long after the tea was over and no one 
hurried us.  Delightful.

The shadows are a little "weak" this week, but that's how I like my tea!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Fall is Still Here, in my World

Disney World is now getting dressed for Christmas, but when I went last week, I enjoyed the Fall
flowers tremendously.

Black Eyed Susan's are a favorite of mine!  

These were in Frontierland and I noticed them in front of me as I rocked in an available rocking chair on the wooden sidewalk

Packed with shades of color! 

I did catch in the photo (up in the corner), a glimpse of my rocking friend who was allowing her grandchild a nap in the middle of the afternoon.  

A strolling band came by and began playing.  It was nice to have the time to really enjoy them. 

The baby slept through it all. 

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