American Airlines Flight 56 (meals)

Continuing my journey that began with the meals you saw in the previous post, I enjoyed several more meals above 30,000 feet. Thanks to frequent flier miles, I was able to sit up front aboard American Airlines Flight 56, where the seating was spacious and service outstanding. So, let’s get on with those meals.

First came the champagne and warm nuts as you see in the next photo:

Champagne aboard American Airlines Flight 56.

Champagne aboard American Airlines Flight 56.

As you can see, I already polished off those mixed nuts. Next came more champagne with a little starter that was very, very good.

Starter aboard American Airlines Flight 56.

Starter aboard American Airlines Flight 56.

Then came an appetizer of Thai chicken with fruit that was extremely tasty as well as a flavorful corn chowder. Check it out in the photo below:

Corn chowder and Thai chicken appetizer aboard American Airlines Flight 56.

Corn chowder and Thai chicken appetizer aboard American Airlines Flight 56.

Of course it is important to have your greens. Hence, a fresh salad with the balsamic vinegar dressing you see here:

Salad aboard American Airlines Flight 56.

Salad aboard American Airlines Flight 56.

And finally the entree:

Chicken, veggies, and more aboard American Airlines Flight 56.

Chicken, veggies, and more aboard American Airlines Flight 56.

This was a grilled chicken with asparagus and tomatoes with a sort of potato pancake on the side. All great. After eating all this, I had no room for dessert. However, a bit later in this flight, there was a nice spread of snacks put out. Here it is:

Snacks aboard American Airlines Flight 56.

Snacks aboard American Airlines Flight 56.

All kinds of stuff there: Fresh fruit, crackers, cheese, sweets, much of which I enjoyed before going to sleep for the rest of the flight. I can’t say enough good things about the service aboard this flight. Cabin staff and crew did a wonderful job of making sure everyone was comfortable and enjoying the flight. Thanks again, American Airlines.

 

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Love at first sight? (Aruba c. 2002?)

As mentioned in the previous post, I was going through my photo archives. I stumbled onto this one, an absolute favorite taken with my old Nikon F3. The location is Charlie’s Bar, San Nicolaas, Aruba. I remember turning from my drink at the bar and seeing this little girl look at Chavez the Cat and Chavez looking at her. Here it is (a photo of a photo):

A little girl and Chavez the cat at Charlie's Bar in San Nicolaas, Aruba, c. 2002.

A little girl and Chavez the cat at Charlie’s Bar in San Nicolaas, Aruba, c. 2002.

That is a photo of a print, which actually gives it a more archival feel, like a photo from many, many years ago. I’m fairly certain that I took this in 2002. I was using film back then, film by the mile actually. There’s boundless emotion in this little scene. I only wish I could find the negative and make more prints.

Scenic Airport Approaches

The Daily Telegraph news paper of Britain recently published a photo essay of the most scenicl airport approaches according to their readers. Here is the link:

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/activityandadventure/9836487/The-worlds-most-scenic-airport-approaches.html?frame=2466030

 

My favorite island, Aruba, made the list and the description is very accurate. Looking forward to flying there and enjoying the view one more time. Check out the link to enjoy the photos.

Published in: on May 16, 2014 at 1:13 am  Leave a Comment  
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Cappuccino, Aruba (2014)

Coffee culture in Aruba comes in several different forms. Recently, I enjoyed a very nice cappuccino at Piazza Italia at the Palm Beach Plaza Mall. Here’s a look at the kiosk:

Piazza Italia located in the Palm Beach Plaza Mall, Aruba, DWI.

Piazza Italia located in the Palm Beach Plaza Mall, Aruba, DWI.

There are various seating options there including at the bar or tables around the side with waiter service. They serve a unique kind of pizza that I will try another time. Here’s a look at the cappuccino.

Cappuccino at Piazza Italia located in the Palm Beach Plaza Mall, Aruba, DWI.

Cappuccino at Piazza Italia located in the Palm Beach Plaza Mall, Aruba, DWI.

This was a delicious cup that really satisfied. Please note, this place is operated by a couple of Italians who know their coffee. The espresso here is full power. So, if you’re looking for a little “pick me up” a drink and a casual place  to watch people, Piazza Italia fits the bill.

Published in: on March 22, 2014 at 8:35 pm  Leave a Comment  
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