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Isla Mujeres 2019 Trip Report-Day 14


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Up for sunrise


and then a chocolate croissant at La Esquina with Sister #3.


Then it was off to the beach which I had to myself.

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I took a bunch of pics that I had been meaning to take all week.

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On my walk around town, I found the corn lady! 


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Another amazing sunset as I walked to meet Brother #3 and my SIL.


We enjoyed another fabulous dinner at Seso Loco’s (see link here).

Kath’s quote:” A happy heart is good medicine and a positive mind works healing in your busy day. Don’t forget to smile and have a good laugh because it adds colour to your day.”-Unknown


Love never fails.



Mujeres 2019 Trip Report-Day 13


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Since my natural alarm clock (D) had to return home I had to set my phone to be up for sunrise.




I love watching Centro come to life.


The predicted norte had arrived so I worked on the Isla Mujeres’ Food Page all day. I did have a wonderful lunch break of leftovers.


At dinner time, Sister #3 and I walked Hidalgo. I love all the bright colours that the locals embrace.


We were treated to a fabulous dinner at La Esquina (follow link).

It was a quick walk home and then end of another perfect day.

Kath’s quote: “Every day should be a good day. People fool themselves that they’ll be here forever”. -Stephen A. Schwarzman


Love never fails.

Isla Mujeres 2019 Trip Report-Day 12



My first night in a new bed, I had an awful sleep, as I often do in a new place. As a result I didn’t make sunrise. 


I did venture to the ferry to see V & D off. It was a hot and muggy day with a reported norte on the way.


I slid open the 2 walls of windows and used the time to get some work done.


Sister #3 and I scouted out a new spot in Colonias for us for lunch: La Chatita where the local, home-cooked for was exceptional. Update: I read just today on the Isla Mujeres’ Food page that they were having to close.




As we walked for a bit to hail a cab, we were lured into Café Jacquar where we were treated to a margaraita (we asked to share it as we were so full from lunch). It was one mighty fine margarita!

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Mid-afternon, I walked over to Media Luna, not to swim but to stand in the water and enjoy the refreshing splashes.


That evening we also enjoyed dinner at Xontolo. The cocktails were inventive and sublime and the culinary artistry of some Mexican classics blew us away.

After a full day of delicious food and libations, I was glad that it wasn’t far to walk home and crash early (after I stopped at Nash’s to watch last period of the Jets hockey game, of course).

Kath’s quote: “My other car is a Zamboni”.-Bumper Sticker 

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Love never fails.





Isla Mujeres 2019 Trip Report-Day 11


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I didn’t have to walk anywhere to catch the sunrise this am. I just laid low, savouring my last moments at Luna d’Miel. It was a very, very hot that day. I perhaps spent a ½ hour in the sun. I said my good-byes to our friends/neighbours Huw and Gloria and called a cab to get me to my next stay-at Xbulu Ha in Centro.

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After I moved and got settled, I walked over to spend some time with my SIL and her sister who were staying at Media Luna Hotel. I enjoyed a visit, drinks and snacks around their pool. Since it was their last day on the island, we agreed to meet later that evening for a good-bye dinner.


Canadian friends Vince and Doris often host a special evening at the gorgeous Caribbean Casa where they stay each year.



This year the gathering was a bit smaller than usual, celebrating happy hour with some munchies, a group photo

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and a gorgeous sunset. The brevity of the evening worked out perfectly for our gang as we were meeting family (see above) along with my daughter-in-law’s parents at Picus for a departure dinner for them with our toes in the sand.

I was not at all hungry because of our Happy Hour treats so I ordered Garlic fish so that I could feast on leftovers for a couple of days.

Kath’s quote: “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”-A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)


Love never fails.









Isla Mujeres Trip Report 2019-Day 9


D left the evening prior so if I wanted to see the sunrise, I had to set the alarm.


It was a little cooler that morning so I plucked my jean jacket off of a chair and wandered down the road to catch the rising sun from a different vantage.

This is where I have messed up though because I uploaded the photos for today already in previous posts…argh.

I got organized and made a cab ride into Centro to pay for my next stay and drop some heavy things off. IMG_5265

When I arrived I found out that I had room #3- yay!

Even though Donna and entourage had already checked in, they weren’t there but I found them at a Loncheria so I could tell them about the stuff that I had dropped off that they could use for cooking.


I headed to Hidalgo and then to the ferry to see if I could find Lorena, Dani and Dylan all departing that day, but no. So I picked up some supplies at AKI and headed “home” to pineapple coconut yoghurt with a very ripe mashed banana and my bran cookies. Nom. Then I spent the rest of the afternoon in the hammock for a read.


That evening Sister #3 and I were delighted to visit Isla Vida ( see the story in the link)where we had lovely food and perhaps one too many cocktails. Good thing we were cabbing it.

Kath’s quotations: “One drink is just right, two are too many, three too few” — Spanish proverb.


Love never fails.

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