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Isla Mujeres 2020 Trip Report-Day 11


For Jo.


We could tell even that early in the morning that it was going to be a hot one so D was already out walking and I took in my daily limit of the sun.



Sister #3 and Donna joined us by our little plunge pool so that they could cool off without walking to the beach. Xbulu Ha were we typically stay, boasts a perfect location but doesn’t have the frills like a pool. Typical of Sister #3, she did not come empty handed. She whipped up a batch of pico de gallo for a lovely lunch treat. We enjoyed our left overs as they munched on the sandwiches they had made for the beach.


When they left, I enjoyed a leisurely time in the hammock and under the umbrella while D went out walking again (twice in fact).






R & M suggested we join them for sunset from their hotel Bahia Tolok.




One of the fav restaurants of the four of us is Basto’s. I love everything I have ever tasted there but in particular their garlic shrimp dinner and their hand cut fries. D ordered the last Hamberga Especiale which he loves. M and I split the Enchiladas Suisa and the garlic shrimp. R ordered the latter as well and really enjoyed it. Beers were cold, and the service attentive.

Home for a nightcap under the stars. We slept with our air conditioner on for the first time, and it got really chilly through the night.

Kath’s quote: “People who love food are always the best people.”-Julia Child

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Love never fails.

Isla Mujeres 2020 Trip Report-Day 10




We were blessed that morning with another beautiful sunrise.


At around 9 am we made our way to Lola Valentina’s for a very special breakfast. “Morning Abel” was our waiter not to be confused with “Evening” Abel our other fav Lolo’s waiter. See all the details in the link (once Covid 19 is done).




Just as we arrived home, we were invited to R & M’s hotel for the afternoon. Since it was a brand new property, we jumped at the chance. They were almost directly opposite of us on Medina (the other side of the Airport Strip). It was called Bahia Tolok.



We walked into Centro just as the sun was setting. We had told R&M about the amazing tacos at 1000 Tacos and after one taste, they absolutely agreed with our accolades. R loved the octopus taco so much that D had to order one to try it too.

Since we had eaten such a light meal we were hankering for dessert so we stopped at a different shop for gelato. Our impression was that the owners were Italian which made a lot of sense. The gelato was delish! We all hopped the same cab to Luna for a nightcap under the stars before we put R & M into their own cab home. A beautiful day with amazing friends.

Kath’s quote: “Life was meant for good adventures with great friends.”-Unknown


Love never fails.

Isla Mujeres 2020 Trip Report-Day 9




After a wonderful morning with our coffee mugs, I caught a bus into Centro. D walked and met me. We were hoping to have breakfast with Bro #3 and L but of course Ruben’s was closed since it was a Sunday.



We decided instead for Alexa & Giovanny’s but they were standing room only so we simply grabbed a table in the next Loncheria. Unfortunately I didn’t make a note about what I ordered.

Our next stop en route to home was to wish Lorena good-bye at the ferry. This also meant that Sister #3 was changing hotels so D helped her move into Xbulu Ha. We left her there not knowing that she had a couple of hours to wait for her room. We jumped into a cab and had enough time for a sit in the sun.

We met our long awaited friends from Toronto at the ferry around supper time. As we walked to Fredy’s for his anniversary dinner, they hopped in a cab to drop off their luggage, quickly freshen up and walk back to Centro.


I am not sure why I didn’t get a picture of Fredy that evening but one of Ana is the next best thing because of course behind every successful man is an understanding woman.


Our evening at Fredy’s was fabulous. There were complimentary appetizers like the ones above. We all selected from an abbreviated menu, featuring his most popular items-ribs,


pork chops


or baked shrimp. There were 13 of us including my friend Jacki from Winnipeg, who I had supper with my first night. She, D and I all selected Fredy’s pork chop and we had tons of leftovers for our next day at Luna d’ Miel.

Ken Wanovich was the musical guest that evening and he was perfect for Fredy’s crowd. Some of us old timers even danced together.

When all was said and done we had another nightcap at El Patio before heading home.

Kath’s quote: ” Behind every great man is a women rolling her eyes…”-Jim Carrey


Love never fails.









Isla Mujeres 2020 Trip Report-Day 8




We were treated to a gorgeous sunrise as we settled into our renewed routine. We enjoyed a light breakfast together and then D was off on his walk around the airport strip loop including North Beach.




To say that D is an avid walker is an understatement. I on the other hand am an avid sitter, loving to spend hours writing and reading preferably outside. D did a second walk that day to Isla Brewing to pick up a couple of his favourites.





We headed to Playa Sol long before the sun was expected to set. We enjoyed watching the families and travellers packing up for the day.



We are victims of habit and have a number of dining traditions. One is a visit to Angelo’s for both fruita de mare pasta and pizza. We absolutely love Angelo’s but especially these dishes. We took our left overs and strolled over to El Patio for a nightcap. We reacquainted ourselves with our friend Jacob. We enjoyed a solo nightcap behind our place, under the stars. It was a perfect day.

Kath’s quote: “And one perfect day can give clues for a more perfect life.”-Meg Rosoff


Love never fails.




Isla Mujeres 2020 Trip Report-Day 7



Three very special things occurred on this day. We had our lovely brunch at Coco Jaquar, I moved to our beloved Luna d’ Miel and my husband joined me on the island!


Have you ever seen the suite at Luna D’ Miel? Before we left there were brand new bar stools installed at our counter. The apartment has this lovely kitchen/living/dining area. The first thing I always do is open up all the curtains. When we first started staying there, you could see water to the west but now that building has increased on the airport strip that view is gone. I also love to see the traffic go by. It does get pretty busy but it is still lovely to see the Isla families go by as well as happy folks in their golf carts.


There is an enormous and comfortable bed


and the view is outstanding! Sometimes if the wind is too fierce, I sit and read in this chair with the window slightly cracked open so I can still hear the waves.


The bathroom is spacious with plenty of hot water and good water pressure.


Our hammock wasn’t hanging when I arrived but all I had to do was let Mario know and it was installed immediately. The hammock is one of D’s favourite features of the apartments so it was waiting for him when he arrived.


We set the alarm so that we can have our coffees in hand as we wait to watch the sun rise. We also end each evening with a glass of wine under the stars. It is fun to watch the hermit crabs run by, notice the constellations that are so different than home and see the lights of cruise ships on the horizon.


Once I met D off the ferry (I didn’t recognise him at first because he had shaved off all his facial hair), we kept our tradition of walking over to Bally Hoo.


The beer is always deliciously cold and the shrimp tacos are swell.


I missed sunset that evening but saw a glimmer of it as we walked into town to have dinner with friends Jan and Bruce.


We met this precious couple a number of years prior and love to get together to get caught up each year. I have the added bonus of visiting them on the beach. We started with drinks at Morgan’s but conversation was so engaging that we got the munchies and stayed for dinner. We ordered nachos


and lobster tacos.


D ordered shrimp again and they arrived with their heads and tails still on!

We made two stops on our way home to Luna, one for groceries and the other for gelato at the corner. I had Mango in a sugar cone and D had pistachio and caramel in a cup.

We did try to sit our back that evening but it was too chilly so it was early lights out on D’s first evening.

Kath’s quote: “Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.”– Lewis Carroll


Love never fails.


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