Today, we simply wanted a relaxing day as the tides weren’t right for surfing in Tamarindo. In our research before visiting Costa Rica, we remember Playa Flamingo being known for its brilliant white sand and turquoise water. With only a 30min. drive from Tamarindo, we checked it out for ourselves.
Our Costa Rica surf trip had us waiting out the tides, so we went exploring and stumbled upon Langosta Beach Club. What a wonderful ocean side tropical setting. We also brought along with us our trusty travel backgammon to help pass the time.
Who doesn’t look forward to dining on a cruise vacation?! You can eat all you want. Then, skip the bill. Don’t be shy to ask for seconds. Everyone does it or they’ll follow suit, too. Enjoy our cruise food journal.
Our first port stop on our 7-night Royal Caribbean Caribbean cruise, was to Nassau. Originally, I was supposed to jump on this food tour with mom on her 80th birthday cruise. Hurricane Irma changed our plans. Thoughtfully, Murray Sweeting gave us a credit & allowed us to reschedule – even 1yr later!
Been a fan of Gordon Ramsay from watching BBC’s Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, U.K.’s F-Word and America’s shows like Hotel Hell, Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef and MasterChef Junior. We couldn’t pass up an opportunity to enjoy his food while in Vegas. We had to have one dinner at Gordon Ramsay Steak.
Originally, we were going to visit the City of Scottsdale to eat at Big Earl’s BBQ based on watching Travel Channel’s Man vs Food (Episode: Adam Goes for the Sides). But after talking to several locals, they recommended checking out Rusty Spur Saloon in Old Town. It’s described as, "the Oldest Cowboy Saloon in Scottsdale, with live music." The place had rave reviews on TripAdvisor (4.5 out of 5 stars). Rusty Spur’s menu had “The Best Tamale in Phoenix” on their menu. We had to see for ourselves!
After setting up at Capri RV Resort (Yuma, AZ) and a shower to rinse off the drive… we were ready for dinner. On the way, we saw a billboard for Prime Rib at Quechan Casino. That’s sounded tasty. It was only a little over 10 miles away, too. Back on Hwy 8 and headed back into California. As we found parking at the casino, we noticed quote a few RVers parked. Looks like Quechan Casino offers free RV Parking but I don’t know if that’s an overnight or multiple night stay. As a newbie RVer, we’ve heard many casinos accomodate the RV community but it’s always a good idea to inquire ahead of time to make sure (…just like Walmart recommends…).
Dinner in Little Italy, Downtown San Diego which has been “a stable ethnic business and residential community, since the 1920′s.” Only a few minutes walk from Billy Jr’s place… so very convenient and we can see why they love where they live! Little Italy is central… right next to Interstate-5 and the San Diego International Airport. So many choices for dining here! Our choice for the evening – Burger Lounge.