What you want,
Baby, I got,
What you need,
Do you know I got it?
All I'm askin'
Is for a little zero carb
Find out what it means to me
Oh sock it to me, sock it to me,
sock it to me, sock it to me
OK, out of my system YO.
Hey what can I say? Would it make a difference? I think NOT.
Yes, once again a little strange ...........or whatever you want to call it.
Anyhow it is time for Dave's Cruise Ship Part 2 of 6. Six (6)? ................not. Maybe Part 2 of 3 or just maybe Part 2 of 2. Alright then, 2 of 2. By your command.
So much to eat, so little time. Well that is what you would have thought looking at the folks at the buffet. I mean it was dog eat dog. It was every woman and man for him or herself at the dessert table folks were walking away with three to four different desserts and a time and going back for fifths. Eat, eat, eat and over eat. It was sicking.
What was Dave doing in the buffet area you might ask. Eating desserts what else.............not. Actually on our way to and from the sit down dinning room we cut through the that buffet restaurant. Yes I do believe we did eat lunch and breakfast there maybe once or twice. We always ate dinner in the Paris dinning room, you know: Fancy Pancy and all. HA!
Yada, Yada, Yada..........On with the story Dave. Ha, on with the story indeed!!!
Well to start with I was on a Carnival Cruise out of Galveston Texas. It was a 6 day 5 night cruise that they advertise as a 5 day cruise. The first and last day and only a few hours, so I guess that is why it is advertised as a 5 day cruise, but you do spend 5 full nights. The first half and full day is "Fun at Sea" . The first port of call is Progreso, Mexico. We only went to the cruise ship terminal. The small, small town is only available by bus. No thank you. The next day the port of call is Cozumel. Back in November of 2010 we spent a week there, so we again went to the cruise ship terminal. Actually there is two terminals so we took the short walk to the second older terminal. I actually bought some cheap T-Shirts there. The town is not too far away and it cost about $4 bucks for a cab to town. We took off that night and the next day was: "Fun Day at Sea." Actually you are at sea all that night going back to Galveston. So the next day you have enough time to eat at the buffet restaurant for breakfast which starts at 6:30 am. They start to "debark" at 8:00 am. We cheated and sneaked in wit the first round of folks instead of waiting to almost 10:00 am. Heck I was almost home by the time I would have been barley leaving the ship.
Pictures? Did I hear pictures?
I will only waste one photo to show you the typical "Buffet Buster" passengers. I took it out side because it was less conspicuous.
"Man the harpoon"
Shame on you Dave. OK I am sorry ........... or am I? Uh yes ...... I am. Right?
Now on to the good stuff. ZERO CARB FOOD!!! Well as close to Zero Carb food as I could get.
Typical Breakfast: Easy over eggs, bacon and "mystery" sausage
Actually it was not bad. The bacon was always extra greasy and the "mystery sausage was not fake tasting. It had a good sausage taste.
And now a parade of "Zero Carb Appetizers" we had through out the cruise:
Escargot (snails) in melted butter and herbs
The escargot was ssssooo good. Man at first I thought "no thank you", then I thought "Why not" I am glad I changed my mind. No I did not eat the bread.
Frog legs (very good)
The Frog Legs were really pretty good. It was with melted butter. Nice, really nice.
Some Indian style spiced chicken (yum)
Flat Iron Steak with butter
There were other Zero Carb dishes such as Lobster, Grilled Shrimp, and Brisket offered in the Fancy Pancy restaurant. The buffet had a carving table with: Prime Rib, Lamb, Turkey, Rump Roast, and Pork Roast. I have to admit as I cut through the buffet restaurant I tried the Lamb, Rump Roast and Pork Roast. They where very bland and probably would have tasted a little better with just a little salt and pepper. So yes there was plenty of Zero Carb choices among a "Sea of Carbs"
I ate the cheese plate previously posted almost every night for dessert and once for an appetizer.
Now let the Truth BE TOLD: I HAVE SINNED!!! What? You did what? Yes my Zero Carb Friends and Family I have Sinned. No Joke.
What you may ask. What Indeed!!! I ate when I was not hungry. Oh is that all. You had me scared there Dave. No big deal. Yes it is a BIG DEAL. Why? Because I went from eating two meals a day to three meals a day. Worst of all I gained 7 pounds and got bloated. What the Heck!!!
Yes my Friends and Zero Carb Family it really happened. Though I have all but lost the weight, I feel real bad about it. I broke my own rule of "Eat when hungry, stop when full". I was almost never hungry the whole time. I even dreaded some dinners and asked for only one steak instead of two. Yes I still ate the cheese afterwards because I liked the creamer cheeses. I was never tempted to eat any of the thousands of fancy desserts or any stuff like that. I actually did pretty well on my Cozumel vacation which was all inclusive. Enough on that subject.
All in all it was OK, but I doubt I will be on another Cruise. I rather go to Europe. Hey some folks on the ship were on their 6th to 10th. You know the old saying "Different strokes for different folks" or something to that effect.
Sunset from our balcony
Have a Healthy (ZC) Day my Zero Carb Friends and Family.
(ZC)er Don't Miss the Ship