For my mom’s 46th birthday last December, she decided to go the same route my dad did and celebrated her birthday at the Queen Mary Sunday Brunch Buffet. She also opted to spend her birthday there because my aunt had wanted to check it out before heading home for Canada.
My mom’s birthday fell on a Saturday, and since the brunch is only on Sundays, we ended up celebrating on New Year’s Eve – the ship was packed with visitors in town for the Rose Parade & Bowl, as well as guests checking in for their NYE party. With that, the buffet was super packed! However, we were seated immediately.
Whenever we have brunch here, I almost always just hit up the carving station because they always cook the prime rib the best way. Medium rare is the way to go, y’all. Plus, I’m obsessed with their dessert bar where you can grab some wafer sticks and top it with some whipped cream. Since it was New Year’s Eve, they had extra food stations and more breakfast options.
After eating, we explored a bit of the ship. However, they had a lot of areas blocked off as they were preparing it for the night. We ended up going to the Lego room where they had a giant Lego replica of the Queen Mary, and spent a good ten minutes trying to find the Lego kitty! We found it, but unfortunately there was no price.
On our way home, Chris and I stopped by my old job so I could drop off a present for my best friend’s baby, and also, I wanted to say hi to my old patients (whom I miss so dearly) and coworkers. When we got home, we ate some more. We rang in the New Year with some good food, good company and spoonfuls of herring.
I know it’s two months into 2018 but this post just about sums my busy December festivities. How did you celebrate your holidays? And, how is your year going so far?