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Published: January 27th 2012
It was another glorious day in paradise...for those of you at home suffering through freezing rain and snow, well gosh that just sucks. I won't tell you how warm it is here, but I will tell you someone had the dang nerve to say it was too hot last night when we were out listening to live music. I'll have you know we beat them with a big banana leaf...the nerve of it all 😉
We woke a little later yesterday morning (must have been that last margarita at the fireshow that did us in!). We enjoyed coffee on the patio while watching the girls swim in the pool. At 7 am Nanna and Rory were out walking the beach collecting seashells. (we're going to need our own plane to get all those dang shells home!)
Al and I finally hit the beach around 10:30 am and enjoyed the surf and reading till we decided to take a long tour of the beach. It was hot and I had thrown some sunblock on but missed my shoulders...ouch.
We stopped to have a big margarita with our buddy Armando again, and learned he lives 4 hours from here, and
has 4 children. He stays here during the week, and has a small place about 40 blocks from the bar he works at. When he gets his day off he takes the bus 4 hours one way to see his family. Working at this beachfront restaurant is a very lucrative job for him as he's from the Yucatan area (north of Cancun) and most people struggle as farmers there with very little work. That guy is the salt of the earth; hard working, smiling, engaging and treats us like his only customers every time we're there. I took his info to pass on to Tonya and her husband in case they are looking for someone for night work. Who knows...
We had a fantastic lunch at Yan Ten (which is Mayan for 'we've got it") Not sure what it is "they've got", but I'd say it's a fantasic menu and good drinks for the price of peanuts. The bill was SO cheap for lunch we questioned them whether they charged us for everything! We had margaritas for around $2.50 each! Al and I enjoyed chicken kebobs, jasmine rice, and a side salad for around $7.00. Marth had a shrimp
beef kebob, mom had quesadillas and Lara had a smoothie and beef nachos, some of the best she's ever had. We ate, drank, drank, and well did I say drank? and the bill came and we owed around $30 CDN. I know we'll be heading back there.
Marth made her famous spaghetti last night, and after dinner we strolled 5th, got the girls some milkshakes (you'll never catch me at Haagen Daaz again), cost me $20 for 2 milkshakes. You'd think they was alcohol in them, or maybe even gold for that price.
We ended up at a bar listening to an acoustical guitarist, and his family is from Lethbridge, AB. He was really good, played everything but we really enjoyed his bluesy version of Johnny Cash's, Folsom Blues. He also played "In Spite of Ourselves", and Al and I got a kick out of it, and was rather appropriate: here is a youtube version of the original song which will put a smile on your face (even if the lyrics are rather a redneck crude tongue in cheek about love it is somehow very sweet)
Well now, signing off from our little paradise...off to buy some
beer & ribs for dinner!
PS pics are further below. Oh and here's the song 😊
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