Chankanaab Day Pass and Discover Mexico Excursion – Cozumel

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Of all of the excursions we’ve been on, this one was our least favorite. So disappointing because our two favorite excursions are out of the Cozumel port (Xcaret and The Amazing Secret RIver). Our day started out at Discover Mexico. It started with a short video about Mexico. Not very informational, but pretty pictures. Next was the Museum of Popular Arts. It was filled a wide variety of beautiful artwork. They even had a leopard…

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The main part of the park is replicas of pyramids, monuments, cathedrals, ruins, etc… I’m thinking I’d much rather see them in person. :/ But they did have some pretty good souvenirs and the food was great! The girls favorite part…having their picture made with Sophie the donkey. You could also pay to have your picture taken with an iguana or a python. We had to pay $25 for the pictures. They wouldn’t let you use your own camera. I have to say that our tour guide was awesome though!

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Not even sure what to say about Chankanaab… :/  There were lots of different things to do but it seemed like nothing was working right for us. It was really windy so we couldn’t enjoy the beach. We got there too late for the sea lion show, nothing else looked that exciting. So we ended up going to the restaurant. The food was great and the view was incredible. Luckily we ended up having just enough cash on hand to pay for it because they didn’t take credit cards.

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They had hammocks on the beach. Pretty cool!

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You can see how rough the water was…

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The girls got to hold a baby alligator.

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The lagoon was beautiful! Unfortunately you can only look at it from afar…

IMG_0121Today’s leopard print find: Zehui Kids Outfits Flowers Top+Skirt Set Leopard Tutu Dress 1-4 Years

Carnival Tiramasu

 

The 4th and final course of the Carnival Cooking demonstration…Tiramasu. And now that I’m done blogging this cruise, off to plan my next one…..

6 oz Egg Yolks
4 oz Sugar
1/4 quart Heavy Cream
4 oz Mascarpone Cheese
1 oz Marsala Wine
1 oz Grand Marnier
1 pkg Lady Finger Cookies

Sauce:
1-1/2 Tbs Instant Coffee
4 oz Sugar
6 Tbs Kahlua
1/2 cup Water

Whisk heavy cream until it forms soft peak. Refrigerate until ready to use. Cream yolks and sugar until smooth. Add in cream over a double boiler, whisking constantly until coating is the consistency to make a sabayon. Cream the mascarpone cheese until smooth and fold into the sabayon. Gently fold Grand Marnier, Marsala and whipped cream into the sabayon and refrigerate until the mixture sets. For syrup, dissolve instant coffee in hot water. Mix sugar, Kahlua and refrigerate to chill. Soak lady fingers in coffee syrup and arrange in three alternating layers of cookies and sabayon mixture. Serve garnished with cocoa dust (chocolate powder)

The first 3 courses: Mushroom Cappuccino, Spinach & Mushroom Salad, Supreme Broiled Chicken

Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts
Calories 879
Total Fat 41.2g
Saturated Fat 21.8g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 719mg
Sodium 688mg
Total Carbohydrates 95.6g
Sugars 71.1g
Protein 15.8g
Vitamin A 37%•Vitamin C 1%Calcium 18%•Iron 16%
Nutrition Grade D-

Today’s Leopard Print Find: Tweezerman Tweezers