Today was the last real day of vacation. We got off the ship without incident, and caught the shuttle to our hotel around 11:50.
We then stowed our bags at the front desk (it was too early to check in), and walked down to our new favorite bakery
We got some rolls for the morning, since there probably won’t be much too eat at 3 AM, and then split a grilled cheese sandwich. This was no Wonder bread and Kraft singles grilled cheese sandwich, this was two giant slices of rosemary olive oil bread, with three cream French brie and gorgonzola cheese stuffed between them and then toasted until the cheese was perfectly melty. I haven’t ever had a grilled cheese sandwich quite like it. I would have taken a picture of it, but it strangely disappeared much too quickly
This evening, we wandered out to Umi Sushi, which was less than a mile walk from our hotel. Julie and I split some teriyaki chicken, as well as 3 different types of sushi. We had tuna negiri (left), which is just strips of tuna on rice, a spicy tuna roll (middle), and the “Crunch Dragon Roll” (right). The dragon roll was definitely our favorite. It was crab, shrimp tempura, avocado, and diced cucumber in a roll, topped with spicy tuna and a dusting of Panko.
Also, due to popular demand, below is a picture of Julie, since there have been complaints about needing more Julie pics. It’s kind of hard to tell, but she is standing on the edge of a 400 foot volcanic crater.
Now we are going to go to bed at 8:30, to be ready to catch a taxi at 4, for our 6:20 flight to Denver. Blech.