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Old 05-22-2013, 03:40 PM   #10

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Here is the Navigator for our last day at sea.

Now today we had another brunch at Palo booked so we went with our normal room service of Bagel, cereal and orange juice. The thing is that on the order form I DID NOT TICK OFF COFFEE!!!!!!

Thankfully, I must have tipped our guy well all week, it was the same guy delivering our tray every morning (which was not the case on the Wonder), or he was just being a diligent CM because he did notice that I didn’t order coffee and offered to get some and bring it right back. I gave him a nice big tip ($4 this time) and when he came back I stuck another dollar in his pocket. I know it’s not a huge amount, but I was tipping him $3 each time he brought us breakfast and $2 each time he brought us coffee and juice. It seemed fair to me, and if he was serving more guests than just me, he was easily making $10-12 or more in tips per hour for breakfast. Probably better.

While we were hanging out in the room I started the packing up process. We had bought way too much stuff between all the T-shirts, Rum cakes and little figurines and stuff that there was no way we were getting this stuff home without another suitcase. Luckily (and I reserved this detail until the last minute), we had found out that there was a location of our favorite steakhouse chain in Houston. It was quite a distance from the hotel we were staying at so when we made the reservation (before getting on the cruise), we also reserved a rental car at the airport. We decided that our first stop from the airport would be a Goodwill or some kind of thrift store to pick up a throw away suitcase to lighten our load on the way home. Each of us could check 3 bags and we only had five total on the trip out. Plus the wine was gone (or would be) as well as a few other “first night” things we brought.

So I proceeded to pack up all the stuff I knew we wouldn’t need. Formal clothes, etc. Since Disney doesn’t have a weight requirement we knew that we could get the stuff off the ship even if the suitcases were too heavy, the key would be once we got to the room in Houston to rearrange things so they would fit.

Once we had done all we could, we headed up for our 10:30 brunch at Palo.

Since you already saw all the offerings in the earlier post, I’m just showing the stuff that is pertinent to today’s post since they had all the same stuff offered today as the first day.

This was our wonderful server, Evandro. We have since become friends on Facebook and he is quite the dashing gentleman, though I do really wonder. Guys this pretty are rarely straight, but who knows? He comes from Brazil and we loved him. He tells me that he will be on the Magic in 2014, but I get ahead of myself!

He took our picture.

He also stole my camera off the table when we went to the buffet and took pictures of us.

My plate

Fran’s plate

Then we ordered some Strawberry soup

I got some berries and a roll

I went for the Eggs Florentine. I meant to get these the last time, but my mouth said, “Eggs Benedict” instead of Florentine. They didn’t come with Hollandaise sauce and at first I was put off, but then once I tasted them, the subtle sauce over this egg was really tasty.

I gave half to Fran and she liked the subtle sauce, but still wanted to douse it in Hollandaise!

After the complimentary glass of champagne, I ordered some kind of glass of wine.

Fran got another (since the 1st day) order of the pancakes. She liked them that much!

She had me grab her a couple of the desserts (in case they disappeared before she got back there).

They also had this awesome ice sculpture.

I ordered the Tomato Basil soup from the menu. It was much better than the one I had in the dining room, but I knew that would be the case.

We split these entrees, the veal saltimbocca

And the Chicken Parmesan (I will always order this!)

Then I got us a plate of desserts.

This was just such an awesome brunch. I read Pam’s review and after comparing how much she and her mom ate I feel like Fran and I were total pigs! Oink Oink!
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