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Isla Mujeres 2018 Trip Report-Day 5


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I spent the entire morning in the shade under the palms of Playa Norte. The rest of our gang went to Captain Dulce’s for the day. Since it was my last day staying in Centro, I wanted to be on the beach and shopping at Hortencia’s.

I was getting pretty thirsty browsing the stores of Hidalgo so I decided to take a break and have lunch at Qubano’s (for details following this link).

After enjoying a wonderful afternoon nap, I was hungry and ready to venture out again. This time Sister #3 and I were off to Chaya & Cacao (for details and photos follow this link) which we absolutely loved! I got my things from the first week reorganized for my move to Luna d’ Miel.

Kath’s quote: “Everybody’s a pacifist between wars. It’s like being a vegetarian between meals.”-Colman McCarthy, Columnist, ‘The Washington Post’


Love never fails.

Isla Mujeres 2018 Trip Report-Day 4


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Up for the sunrise from Playa Media Luna.

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Got to the beach extra early. Was there until 10:30 am when all of a sudden the chair I had borrowed from XBulu Ha broke from right under me. I yelped in surprise and many beach bums came to my rescue. On the way home, I saw that there was room in North Garden so I enjoyed a late breakfast there (follow this link for details).

As soon as I arrived at the hotel the rest of my gang was heading down to the strip of North Beach that I had just vacated. Sister #3 was still not feeling well and didn’t have the strength to carry her own beach chair.

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Predicting that the afternoon would be very hot on Playa Norte, I headed to Playa Sol instead (with my new beach chair in tow). I sat under a baby palm tree and enjoyed a cool and pleasant afternoon.

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Come sunset time I was on Playa Sol again before Sister #3 and I ventured out to Capricci Pizza (see details in link here). Another full and lazy day.

Kath’s quote: “Food…can look beautiful, taste exquisite, smell wonderful, make people feel good, bring them together, inspire romantic feelings….At its most basic, it is fuel for a hungry machine;….”-Rosamond Richardson


Love never fails.



Isla Mujeres 2018 Trip Report-Day 3


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Up at 6:30 for this beautiful sunrise and then went back to bed to read. The day proved to be an odd one for me. I had an earache and sometimes a headache. I was just very weary. Sister #3 is sick too and didn’t join the others at the beach. Originally I stayed back in case she needed anything but in the end I was glad that I stayed home to rest. It look like another glorious beach day.

I lunched on a homemade torta of salami, cheese, mayo and chips. Made my appetizer for the fiesta that evening.

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The view of the sea from the party location at Casa Caribbean with lengthening shadows was beautiful.



The view of the sunset across the Bay of Cancun was exquisite and then we turned to the east

and saw the rising of the super moon!



Sister #3 and I look better than we were both feeling.


In fact J pictured here was not feeling well and lots of spouses were not able to attend because of illness too.

It was the first time that we received an invite to the Fiesta and we felt very loved and blessed to be included. Thanks Doris and Vince and everyone who brought along such scrumptious food.

Kath’s quote:“Condiments are like old friends — highly thought of, but often taken for granted.”-Marilyn Kaytor


Love never fails.





Isla Mujeres 2018 Trip Report-Day 2


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I guessed the time of sunrise a bit more accurately and was up at 6:30 am. Sister #3 & R joined me. It was absolutely glorious and fun to share.


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We enjoyed breakfast of yogurt, fruit and granola at home. I walked through town getting reacquainted with Centro.

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I joined the gang once again at the beach but left by 2 pm because I had no water left in my water bottle and I didn’t want to hog C’s umbrella. Went to Chedraui for some more supplies for breakfasts, beach lunches and a party that we were invited to the following day.

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Made it down to Playa Sol to catch the sunset before venturing to Javi’s Cantina (follow link here) for a fabulous dinner.

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Later we assembled at Nash’s to watch the Jet’s game (who if I may gloat, are one game away from their first round play off victory!)

Kath’s quote: When cleaning I do it the way people go to church—not so much to discover anything new, although I’m alert for new things, but mainly to reacquaint myself with the familiar. It’s nice to go over familiar paths.” -Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance


Love never fails.

Isla Mujeres 2018 Trip Report-Day 1


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I set the alarm for 6 am, dressed quickly and walked to the malecon to watch my first sunrise. I could tell by the darkness that sunrise was still some time away so I crossed the island and went to 7-11 to purchase a coffee. It made the wait for more enjoyable. I savoured my second cup that morning from the communal pot in the lobby of the hotel.


When I arrived home this assembly was going on across the street.

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It had been pre-dertemined that our little gang was going to meet at Fredy’s that morning to sample Ana’s breakfast (see link here).

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After breakfast I joined Bro#3 and L on Playa Norte waving hello to many friends in their typical spots on the beach. It was hot (even under the umbrella)!  I was in and out of the water many times to cool down. Time on the sand was spent reading and journalling.

When I couldn’t stand myself any longer I went home for a cool shower.


This was the view from the balcony earlier that day.

We had a lovely Happy Hour in the little balcony at the front of the hotel.

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We split up for dinner with half the gang going to Angelo’s and Bro #3, L and I off to Fenix’s (see link here) new location on Playa Sol.

On the way home, I ran into friends from PEI. We had originally met when we were all staying at Luna D’ Miel a previous year. We promised to catch up further in the upcoming days.

Kath’s quote: “News is like food: it is the cooking and serving that makes it acceptable, not the material itself.”-Rose McCaulay, English writer


Love never fails.

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