Sunday, April 16, 2006

Easter Sunday ...

OK, so Saturday night was a total bitch. This flu/sinus/infection thing was totally kicking my ass. It took me hours to finally fall to sleep fully; I fucking hate that.

I woke up "early" Sunday (around 10:30 a.m. — that's early for me!) because it was Easter brunch day. I had time to go get my head shaved so I'd look all nice and clean for pics, then drove down to LeoPalace Resort. This is one of the most gorgeous parts of Guam, and the resort does a great job in making sure it stays clean and well-kept and filled with great landscaping and flowers and stuff.

The view at the top is at the back of the main hotel, the Belvedere. It sports a fountain, lots of flowers and shade around it, and had teeming fish in the water. Back a little ways is one of the 9-hole courses of the resort. On the right is a zoomed-in pic of the panther statue you can see in the top picture on the right side.

Brunch with the godsons and the family was fabulous. You know what comes next ... the menu.

• Salads: About 6-7 different kinds, from basic greens to potato, seafood and other mixed, creamy salads. Plus an array of fruit — cantaloupe, honeydew, strawberries, pineapple, etc.

• Japanese food: Sashimi, multiple kinds of sushi, tempura shrimp and vegetables with tempura dipping sauce, cold soba, a few other items, and a ramen soup station.

• Seafood: Cold cooked shrimp, snowcrab, scallops and a few other delicacies that I didn't pay much attention to, because I don't do the seafood thing.

• Main buffet line: Shrimp fried rice, scrambled eggs, ham, bacon, sausage links, fried chicken, fried fish, pancit (noodles dish) and a couple other main courses. I didn't really spend too much time at this station either.

• Roast pig carving station: Whole roast pig. Mmmm ... the meat was so tender and juicy and buttery. I got lucky and got a nice piece of crispy skin. Yummy-most.

• Omelet station: cheese, mushrooms, onions, bacon, ham, peppers ... you choose what you want in and on your omelet and they make it for you. Wonderful.

• Prime rib station: Lovely prime rib, cooked perfectly. With some spicy fina'denne'.

• Teppan station: Teppanyaki — shrimp, scallops, salmon and prime tenderloin steak ... you pick what you want them to cook and they mix it with vegetables and the teppan chef cooks it up. Very tasty.

• Bread station: French bread, rolls, cinammon rolls, Danishes, and other bread delights.

• Dessert station: Cakes galore, including strawberry shortcake, custards, a few Asian and Pacific kinds of desserts, like mochi rice cakes, jello dishes and puddings, chocolate treats and ice cream.

• Drink station: Orange juice, pineapple juice, iced tea, champagne, beer, red wine ... all you can drink. Heh.

I'm sure I missed some dishes and foods there. I pretty much concentrated on roast pig, prime rib, tempura shrimp, rice and bread ... then a few desserts.

Then home ... slept away most of the afternoon after dosing up on alka-seltzer plus cold medicine and some sinus medication (sleep is best to fight sickness) ... up for a little bit and did some reading.

It's about time to go get some food — starve a fever, feed a cold, they say — and then, I think, more sleep. Monday is a work day, after all!

Oh yeah ...
• A few new pics up over at DZER's Guam Pics.

Random Guam Fact Of The Day:
• Three of the four nine-hole courses at LeoPalace Resort were designed by Jack Nicklaus (E) and Arnold Palmer (C & D).


Madame X said...

Happy Easter Big D!
You have adorable Godsons.

I am now friggin hungry and must eat!

Big wet cadbury cream egg kisses!

DZER said...

happy easter back atcha, x lady ... and ain't they the cutest??

eat and be merry ... *spanks*

DH Spicy said...

Best Easter wishes, to you and the little guys!
Hope the sinus thing leaves you alone soon!

Had a look at the new pics, Great stuff. Looked you up on Google Earth - Long swim to anywhere :- )
Still purrfect vacation place.

Chrissie said...

*smooch* Happy Easter! Sounds like some good eats! I think I need some cheesey eggs now.

Yesterday I... played neverwinter lol so pissed i fucked up my char at some point and she doesnt have enough base ability for my last three spells. :o/ Now im at the end trying to kill the baddie and I cant. :o( I think im going to have to start over and not put any extra pts to str. I was just trying to get her to be able to wear better armor. GGGrrr... I wish you would buy a real puter just for the game play lol... we could play online! I bet if i had a barb with me Morag would DIE!!!

DZER said...

thanks baby *smooches* ... and it was a pretty fun easter

as for Neverwinter ... there are mac versions, as we've been discussing in icq ... gonna have to check it out ...

dang ... ANOTHER computer game for my addiction? LOL

Snow White said...

I'm sick of this sinus/flu/cold kick-ass thing! I was in bed most of the last two days. I'm still not 100%, but I refuse to let it keep me down much longer. Mine is turning into a cough as well, but a healthy shot of whiskey along with some lemon juice and honey helps with that... and makes me all warm inside too! Feel better! xoxox

JMai said...

A very happy Easter to you (although I imagine yours is just about over now).

My easter brunch was at IHOP. No prime rib.

How adorable are your godsons??

It sounds like a lovely holiday, even with the ickysicky bit. Hope you get some rest tonight and start your week off the right way. Feel better!

SignGurl said...

Happy Easter!! The boys are the cutest!

kathi said...

I'm so glad you had a great time, but I'm sorry you're not feeling too well. Poor baby.
Great pics, love the one of you and the boys. Too cute.

Hope Monday finds you much, much better. Big hug sugar.

ell said...

talk about a food orgy . . . . holy cow! hope you had a great easter, and that you're feeling better too!


Chrissie said...

well as you also know per our talk in ICQ... I bought it for ya lol... *smooch* the video card is your problem. Just be able to play when ya get it in a couple weeks!

terry said...

aww, how cute are your godsons?

and alka seltzer plus cold medicine rocks!

feel better, dz.

DZER said...

snow white: being sick sucks ... hope you're feeling better.

jmai: adorable most! and ooh ... haven't been to an IHOP in forever!!

signgurl: thanks darlin' ... and ain't they? heh

kathi: thanks, thanks and thanks, darlin' :)

ell: you know me and food orgies ... heh

chrissie: yes I do! And gotta get that graphics card! trying to decide between 128-meg and 256-meg. *smooches ya all over*

terry: they're the cutest, aren't they?

and it's the best cold medicine I've ever used ... thanks :)