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Isla Mujeres 2017-Trip Report Day 7

October12

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Up for the sunrise.

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We had a lovely family breakfast at Lola Valentina where we love their cinamon coffee.

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The eldest of the Wee Ones ordered chocolate milk and was delighted with the manner that the staff improvized. The youngest loved her taste as well.

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The Eggs Benedict

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The Breakfast Barrito

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The French Toast.

Then it was off to the beach to visit Brother #3, SIL #3 and Sister #3 before the latter had to return home the next day. She had 2 of Hortenzia’s grandchildren at the beach for the day.

Forgot that we were trying to get to the beach as a family so I left and called in at home.

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Spent time at the docks until we saw Gary & Honor and Kate & Ben off at the ferry with promises that we would get to Australia very soon.

I was able to find the gang renting beds at Fenix. Spent some time there until Daughter #1 & Lori arrived. Dylan, Dani, Sister #2, Michael, Jon, Nicole, and her fiancé were all there too.

Went to pick up boneless ribs from Tino’s for supper which we ate at the hotel. Took the Wee Ones to the liquado spot for “gessert”. Showered the eldest and daughter Boo put the youngest down for us. Spent the evening baby sitting for J1 & J2.

Kath’s quote: “A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television”. -unknown author

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Love never fails.

 

Isla Mujeres 2017-Trip Report Day 6

September21

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We were up with the sun.

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Who wouldn’t want to rise early and spend time with this little cherub?

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Breakfast was of yoghurt at the hotel.

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Sister #3 took Lori (not pictured here) SIL Susan & Judi on a golf cart tour as the ladies had never before visited the island.

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We visited with J1 & J2, the Wee Ones, Donna, Carol and Rudy at Ruebens. The eldest of the Wee Ones had pancakes. Here is Miss Independence (at 3 years old) helping herself to the maple syrup.

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Daughter #1, D and I spent some time on the malecon. When the time came, D was off to buy us tortas for lunch from Q Brava.

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As the day went on, the sea wall proved to be too hot for us, so we went to Hildalgo to sit in the shade.

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We enjoyed our first happy hour at Xbuhla

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and then another with the kids at Bally Hoo (see link here)

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for a beer while J1 & J2 ate their supper.

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Poppa and Glamma took them for a walk on the pier while they waited for their food. Our dinner was yet to come at Sardinia Smiles (see link here).  After dinner, D and I didn’t want the evening to end so we took our wine glasses down to the malecon for a night cap.

Kath’s quote: “I wish some nights lasted forever”. –Me

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Love never fails.

Isla Mujeres 2017-Trip Report Day 5

September8

We all let ourselves sleep in a little bit, the day after the family wedding. We made a quick trip to Hortenzia’s

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and then met for breakfast at Café Cito  (click this link to read all about it).

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I spent the afternoon at the seawall to walk and reflect on the previous day’s festivities.

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We went out for an early dinner with the family at La Lomita’s. (click this link to read all about it).

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It was the day of the weekly Artist’s Market. 

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So we had a wander around and then at 9:15 pm we were ready for an early sleep.

Kath’s quote: “I look best when I’m totally free, on holiday, walking on the beach.”- Rosamund Pike

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Love never fails.

 

 

Isla Mujeres 2017-Trip Report Day Four

August21

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I missed the sunrise to ensure that I was well rested for the wedding day.

We enjoyed a scrumptious breakfast at Rooster.

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These are random pics as I strolled around in Centro.

Soon I was off with Sister #3 to Castille d’ Maya where the wedding party was getting ready. We needed  to get our eyelashes affixed.

J1 was to be one of the Masters of Ceremonies and I the officiate so we arrived at Zama early to get a feel for what was ahead. Here is a recounting of that special day. The Wedding

Here are some more of the pics that were not in the original post:

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These beautiful people enjoyed the day too:

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Our beautiful niece and her handsome beau.

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Our beautiful Daughter #1.

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My dear friend and mother of the bride.

Kath’s quote: “Don’t forget your wife’s name. That will mess up the love”. – Erin, age 8

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Love never fails.

 

 

BMC Market & Tacqueria

July26

When you think about tacos, do you imagine a crunchy shell loaded with grated cheese, sour cream, shredded lettuce, etc? Your preference may be exactly that. But, if you travel to Mexico where tacos originate, you would never find a version like the one mentioned above. In Mexico (and I don’t mean at an all inclusive buffet but an authentic Mexican tienda), we order tacos for snacks and light meals when we are on vacation. The tortilla is always made with a corn flour which gives the wrapping a distinctive taste. Typically tortillas are eaten like flat bread to mop up what is on your plate but are also stuffed with a variety of fillings.

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Our family prefers shrimp or fish tacos but we also enjoy fillings like shredded chicken, el pastor (pork and pineapple sliced off a spit) and even chorizo sausage. If you are lucky, you may find a convenient spot that will serve three tacos for $5 (US). We consider the discovery of these places a significant one. There is a singular restaurant in Winnipeg where you can find this style of fare. They are called BMC Market and Taqueria at 722 South Osborne St.

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The façade of their building is an electric blue, similar to the vibrant building colours you will find in Mexico.

Upon entering the restaurant, you go directly to the kitchen window where you make your selection and pay for your snack or lunch. They have a taco trio for $5 and another for $7. I ordered the $5 trio itemized above. This is a significant bargain, as we pay the same amount but in US funds in Mexico. Mind you, some little places will also through in a Mexican beer for that price.

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There is cheerful table aroud the corner from the kitchen.

At BMC Market and Taqueria the only garnishes you will find will be cilantro and some chopped white onion and this too is genuine fare. There will also be a bit of lime for you to squeeze fresh juice over the tacos and a salsa which can be ordered, mild, medium or hot! Unless you eat spicy Mexican fare on an ongoing basis, I would warn you against the hot as it is very picante! All the fillings I sampled were carefully prepared, void of fat and absolutely delicious.

The BMC Market – Taqueria is open Monday to Saturday 11:30 am -8 pm and Sundays 12-6 pm when they have an all day menu available. They are wheelchair accessible.

Kath’s quote: “Don’t tell me you miss me. Tell me you are outside my door with tacos.”-

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Love never fails.

 

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