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Isla Mujeres 2017 Trip Report-Day 13

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On our second to last full day, D has walked into town. We are working out some logistics about paying for this year, booking next year and where we want to eat our last meals and see our last glimpses of the sea.

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A rare photo of me. I am usually the one holding the camera.

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We love the Caribbean side of the island. If we were ever able to stay some place long term, it would have to have at least a glimpse of the water.

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I especially enjoy looking at this home where you can see the water right through the house.

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The colours that Lo Lo painted her home have always been my favourite.

We had a long and lovely cart ride through Colonias so that I could take some last photos and then home for reads, hammock time and amazing left overs from Angelo’s.

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Our progressive dinner (we do one every year) commenced early with a booze delivery to Javi’s and sampling their fried asparagus which was fantastic.

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Next stop was Mininoes for Camaroon Soup. Also delicious.

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The sunset from their second floor was sensational.

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From Mininoes we walked into Centro to decide on our next course.

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Do I love blue because it is the colour of the Caribbean or because it is the colour of my Love’s eyes?

We enjoyed entrees of fish cakes and drunken noodles with shrimp at Asia Caribe. Unfortunately the light was not complimentary to my photo taking. Suffice it to say, they were delicious to see and eat!

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We were too full to sample their amazing desserts but ended sharing churros as we strolled “home” to the airport strip. Our island time was almost at an end.

Kath’s quote: “If you come home as happy as you leave, you have had a good vacation“. -Unknown

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Love never fails.

 

Isla Mujeres 2017 Trip Report-Day 12

January16

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Up for another glorious sunrise and then off to pick up Boo and the Frenchman for 8 am. We must have been early because we managed to get them onto the 8 am ferry.

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Afterwards we toodled around for breakfast fixings to no avail so we had our yoghurt especiale.

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After zooming around the island some more, to see if Bruja was open, we ended up having lunch a Q Brava. Delicious and cheap cubano mixto totas.

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In between the day was filled with shelling, reading, napping, etc.

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D made amazing pina cooladas for Happy Hour Part 1, then we headed to playa sol for a lengthy sunset with wine.

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We may have had a little bit too much to drink for D got his foot stuck between the brake and accelerator of the golf cart. Turns out he was able to pop the cart that we ran into’s headlight back into place without a mark-whew.

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We tried Rubens for dinner and when it was closed for a first anniversary party, we ended up at Angelo’s for fruita de mare pizza and pasta (photos were out of focus, I confess).  As I have said before, Angelo’s equals our meals in Italy.  We headed home and tried to watch the Winnipeg Jets’ game but we were too pooped so it was lights out.

Kath’s quote: “Pasta doesn’t make you fat. How much pasta you eat makes you fat”. -Giada De Laurentiis

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Love never fails.

 

 

 

Isla Mujeres 2017 Trip Report-Day 11

December7

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This never gets tired.

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D has walked into town and I am contemplating the day. The breeze has died down and there are no clouds. Might be a hot one! To my surprise D has discovered how much he likes beachcombing saying that it is both relaxing and good exercise! I joined him for a while yesterday.

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D made his fabulous ham omelets for brunch.

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We were kicking around possibilities for the day when Boo & the Frenchman texted saying that they would love to come over again to sit in the shade and watch the waves. We went to fetch them in our golf cart and did exactly that.

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D made cocktails. He and I were too hungry to chase down sunset so we went right to Brisas Grill. It was a busy place and we were lucky to get a table when we did. D had grouper and cilantro sauce and I had seafood pasta in a white wine sauce. We did not think that it was as good as when they were on the beach. We were home in time for a glass of wine and Suits on Netflix.

Kath’s quote: “When you make an omelet, as when you make love, affection counts for more than technique”.-Isabel Allende

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Isla Mujeres 2017 Trip Report-Day 10

December6

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We were awake for a gorgeous sunrise.

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One of our many Isla traditions is taking pouty face pictures of each other at the ferry terminal.

We scouted (in our golf cart) into town to see Sister #2, my BIL and nephew off

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and then went back again to shop for breakfast.

Later we returned again to fetch another in law and her sister from Centro to took them to Luna d’Miel for a breakfast of ham and eggs.

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The town was quiet that morning.

After breakfast we took the ladies on an island spin and ran into Joyce of Bob and Joyce. She had us in to see her kitchen reno.

We whiled away the afternoon in switching out between hammock, chair and shade.

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For Happy Hour and to help us consume all our booze we went in the golf cart and fetched Boo and the Frenchman. D made kahluas and margaritas and the Frenchman became a very happy tequila man.

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We finished off our chips and dip and mango salsa and then took off in the cart to across the airport strip to watch the sunset.

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Once the beautiful display was over, we drove into Colonias to Bastos for Burgers Especiale and then home for a wine night cap.

Kath’s quote: “Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius”.-Matthew McConaughey

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Love never fails.

Isla Mujeres Trip Report-Day 9

November28

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We love so many things about staying on the airport strip. But the best part is being excited to get up with the sun, make our coffee and then just sit there.

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We had established our Luna d’ Miel routine of D walking into town for his second coffee, newspaper, tortas, fruit and juice. This is when I would typically go shelling & sea glass hunting. At that point I had almost a full bag of alga marine, my favourite sea glass colour. D also checked in on daughter Boo as she was still ill the previous evening.

We also love that the Luna d’ Miel unit that we stay in, has a fairly well equipped kitchen (including an electric frying pan that we had taken down years prior). Taking full advantage, we stayed in for a fabulous breakfast of Isla ham and eggs.

I spent the day I and out of the sun, It was cool in the shade (almost too cool) and hot in the sun (almost too hot). D finished his book and we took turns in the hammock. I felt sleepy all day and tried to rest. We snacked and nibbled the day away. Daughter Boo and the Frenchman had our golf cart for the day. We loved going back and forth to pick them up and drop them off.

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At 6 pm we were at K & M’s hotel to pick up their excess supplies. So far we have done so with most of the people who have departed. We will consume a bit of it and find an unsuspecting local to pass the rest off to.

Had a lovely Happy Hour at Jan & Bruce’s. They are in the old Glady’s apartments that we stayed over New Year’s years ago. We walked the crazy ladder to the roof.

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Dinner was at Bertha’s (link here) & Sister #2 and her husband joined the four of us.

We stopped at J and B’s to pick up more supplies and ended the evening with a glass of wine under the stars. We were the only inhabitants at Luna d’ Miel that night.

Kath’s quote: “While sleeping in a hammock, with the touch of a warm wind we remember why we are in love with the life!” -Mehmet Murat ildan

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