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Jan 30, 2012 - Day 10

By: JoeRocket2 (View Profile)
Date: 4/18/2012

I usually like to get breakfast from M and J Cazuela once during our vacation, and today is the day we are going to check it out. We head out from our rooms and just before getting on the cart, I take this charming shot of the beach next to the Avalon Bridge.

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When we arrive at M and J, we are slightly concerned that we might not get a table, but luckily a group is just finishing up and we are able to get seated almost immediately. Butch is thinking that he wants to vary from the traditional cazuela this year and decides to order the French toast, Joe chooses the Sunnyside up eggs with bacon. Kay orders the cazuela classic and I decide on the cazuela ham. While we are waiting for our meals, we notice that we are located at a table with a great view of the old Isla photos on the wall. Now that the restaurant is starting to clear out a little bit, Joe takes advantage of this time and takes some pictures.

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We are all very pleased with our breakfasts, Butch really likes the cinnamon on the French toast and Joeĺs bacon is very crispy (how he likes it)ů Kay and I devour our delicious cazuelas.

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After breakfast, we head back to the hotel where Butch and Kay head down to the beach to do some reading and socialize a bit. Joe and I go back to our room to gather our donations for The Little Yellow School Houseů we make our way towards La Gloria taking some pictures on the way.

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We drop off our donations at the school and are given a quick tour to see the updated rooms. They do such great work here and we are happy to do what we can to help this fantastic program.

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After our stop there, we start driving towards the south end of the island. As we are coming up to the Capitan Dulce Museum, we decide that it might be a good day to check it out and make a stop. Some chat board members have posted about the spectacular grounds and we couldnĺt agree more. They also have two colorful parrots that are just gorgeous, we zoomed for the picture since they donĺt want you getting close to them. We didnĺt try the restaurant and bar that are located here, but they certainly look beautiful!

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We decide to take the tour of the museum, which is located under the large palapa roofed restaurant behind the doors with portholes. This museum houses quite a display of very interesting pictures, numerous large scale model ships and other artifacts and mementos from earlier days on the island. Captain Dulceĺs involvement in the development of the island and construction of the Navy pier is well documented along with some light hearted photos, such as a hilarious shot of Capitan Dulce posing while lying on a shark pretending to bite it.

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After the tour, we continue down towards the south end of the island taking some pictures along the way. I just love seeing all the iguanas when they are sunning themselves on the posts and brick walls and have to stop to take shots of some along our way back to the hotel.

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Arriving at the hotel we find Butch and Kay right where we left them, sitting on the beach BSĺing with friendsů.we inadvertently get sucked into the conversation. As afternoon fades into evening, we make our way back to our rooms to get ready for drinks and dinner. After getting ready, I get several cool shots of the sunset on the way to the cart.

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We head in to Brisa Mexicana for 2 x 1ĺs and start discussing dinner options. Since we havenĺt been to La Bruja today for Joeĺs breaded grouper fix, it is decided that is where we will dine tonight. While enjoying our cocktails, this interesting pickup drives past usů.

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Once the drinks are polished off, we make our way down to La Bruja for dinner. On the way there, we notice a group of women dancing under the new roof in front of the Mundaca zooů.we speculate that it might be practice for Carnival and I take a couple pictures of the dancers.

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Arriving at La Bruja, Roberto gets us seated right away and starts taking our ordersů he looks to Joe just to make sure he is still having the breaded grouper and Joe gives him the affirmative nod. Butch is hungry for a steak tonight and chooses the arrachera, while Kay and I both place orders for enchiladas suizas with verde sauce. You get four good size all white meat chicken enchiladas per order, and this is on the appetizer menuů you definitely get your moneyĺs worth and are stuffed afterwards. Kay and I both savor every bite. Butch enjoys his arrachera steak and of course Joe demolishes his fishů everything is muy bueno!! We are all exhausted tonight since we spent a lot of time in the sun today, so after dinner we decide to head back to the hotel and call it a night.


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