Yesterday I dreamt, a little.
I put on my new shoes.
With my freshly painted toes.
I grabbed my new purse.
my pretty new blouse,
my handsome husband, and we drove 10 miles and I dreamt.
shook the hand of the captain, and I dreamt, and I dreamt, and I dreamt some more.
He asked if this was our first time on the cruise. All the participants said “Yes.” He said, “This is my first time too!” Yeah. He’s got jokes. Very Funny Mr. Captain Man 🙂
In my dream there was a soulful sounding Singer named Danny Ray, who narrated my vision so coolly. His voice like velvet singing me lullabies of all my favorite music.
We were served a three course meal, with a wine pairing for the salad, another for the meal, and yet another for the dessert. A cute, funny and immensely knowledgeable Sommelier, Debbie Gallington, walked us through the flavors, smells, and richness of the wines.
A smoky, vanilla wine, with hints of Meyer lemon, lime, pear, and apple was coupled with the salad. The name: Chateau St. Jean Fume Blanc (2009). Delightful.
A deep succulent red was served with dinner. Hints of brown spice, raspberries, plum, and black cherry danced on my lips. It was a Gloria Ferrer Pinot Noir (2007), and it was paired with a Bayou Style Chicken and lightly battered fish. I sucked the wine down happily. Never have I loved a red so richly.
For dessert, we dined on Chocolate Cake and Cheesecake with a strawberry sauce. Sweet Poseidon. And then, oh. my. goodness. Deb introduced us to Umber Fiore Moscato (2010) and I wept. Aromas of peach, with a light floral essence. Sweet, with a spark of acid. Crisp, with a bit of a zing! Refreshing, aromatic, and definitely something I’ll be buying to keep in my home.
And all the while we cruised. Listening to music. Enjoying our food. And having lovely conversation, while soaking in the sites from our own backyard.
I told Mr. Woo, that I really need to take a photography course, because I’m not very good at composition, lighting, and anything at all that has to do with taking good pictures. Well, except for taking pictures of my feet. I do that well. And Mr. Woo commenced in bossing me around, and telling me how to take photographs. Because you know, he knows EVERYTHING.
|I’ll have you know I may get hell for posting this picture. He won’t like it one bit.
But, here he is, being bossy. I couldn’t help myself.
He just looks so cute when he thinks he knows everything.
Then, I ignored Mr. Woo and started taking pictures of Galveston Bay and Clear Lake. Did you know that we are the 3rd largest boating community in the US? We are. And thank goodness they didn’t hire me as their PR person. I would have screwed that one up.
|Kemah, TX. The Boardwalk. A place to play, eat, and have a good time.|
|Pretty prehistoric bird. Ugly in a modern sort of way.
But I love them, I just do.
|Mr. Woo says this house screams “Tony Montana”. I think he wants to buy it.|
And then they brought us back home, to the dock, and I was a very happy person.
Especially when I found out, it wasn’t a dream.
This really is my life, sometimes.
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Want more information about the wines? Go visit Deb at her Coffee and Wine Bar Mainly Drinks.
Want to see Danny Ray, live? Check out his FaceBook page.
Star Fleet Wine Dinner (other cruises available)
Cost to Me: Free
Retail Price: $79 per person
Disclaimer: I received 2 tickets to the Star Fleet Dinner Cruise for review purposes. No other compensation was given. All opinions are strictly my own. As they always will be, because my momma told me not to lie. Love Y’all!