Isla Mujeres 2019 Trip Report-Day 14

July19

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Up for sunrise

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

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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.

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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

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Mujeres 2019 Trip Report-Day 13

July18

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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.

 

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I love watching Centro come to life.

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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.

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

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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

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Isla Mujeres 2019 Trip Report-Day 12

July17

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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. 

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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Isla Mujeres 2019 Trip Report-Day 11

July15

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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.

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

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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)

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Isla Mujeres Trip Report 2019-Day 9

July13

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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