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lee&dennys days dwindle down, sunsets and Sheena Easton

By: lee (View Profile)
Date: 4/24/2012

Back to Luna dĺMiel for sunset. Finally! I got pictures of a sunset. The whole time at La Joya was too cloudy for a decent picture; the sun just disappeared behind dense clouds. Not much as sunsets go.

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Monday morning is another bright, sunny and hot day. We had muffins from the SuperEx and yogurt for breakfast, watching traffic from our porch. The waves on the Caribbean are kicking up again. For lunch we walk into the colonia for BBQ at Kachken, chicken and ribs. Really good chicken and very good flavor. The ribs are Ĺchewyĺ. For ôfall off the boneö, Soggy Peso is the place. Accompanied by fresh grapefruit and orange juice, we are sated.


Later we walk into town, past the Naval Yard where one of their patrol boats is loaded with uniformed and armed men.

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We have been watching them for days as they perform exercises on the training grounds across from Luna dĺMiel as well as in the bay, possibly new recruits.

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We stop at Picus for a snack and cold XX and watch the day trippers stream off a boat. I can not believe how many people were on that little boat.

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I always like to see sailboats under full sail.

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Walking North, we see hundreds of loungers on the beach near the Priv Alexus palapas. This really is Ĺhigh seasonĺ. Continuing North, we see that the old bar and palapa of Sergios is goneůů..gone!


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The area is cordoned off by yellow tape and there is no one around. A sad site. So many good memories at Playa Sol: good food, cold XX, attentive waiters, conversations with Sergio or fellow tourists. It is all over. I am glad to see him with Limonĺs stylish restaurant and impressive menu. Cannot keep a good man down.

We had a mediocre meal at Zamas and didnt spent much time there because they had a wedding scheduled and cleared everyone out at 3pm. They still do not charge for chairs or using the pools if you have a meal. Denny noticed a man wearing a Penn State t shirt and after the normal "where are you from?" questins and answers, he said near Pitt and Denny said "near Youngstown". The man said his girlfriend was from Youngstown. She came to join us and after talking a few minutes, we realize that she lived across the road, from where we live now, for a short time. Small world!

We went to Bally Hoos for sunset

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and I had calamari in garlic, which is really good. Denny planned on Bolognese at Angelos, a favorite of his.


As we head down Hidalgo, we have a good time watching the crowds searching for the perfect meal. A diversity of people: young families holding hands tightly, children wide eyed at the spectacle, heads turning left and right. College-age men and women strutting their young selves looking for fun. Most will not be disappointed.

This little beauty is "Tinkerbell". A real sweet dog.

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I know the photo is fuzzy but if you see the guy with the ukelele, in front of him on the ground is a small black object. It is a very realistic mouse being pulled slowly by a string by the man in the white shirt.

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A show on the zocolo. They were really cute.

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The evening was windy and this pretty light made quite a show.

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Early to rise and find something to eat before heading for the ferry and a ride to the airport. Bally Hoos is one of the places open early. The Olmec head is impressive.

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The place was deserted at 630am. They had music playing that I could not get out of my head for days. Appropriately, it was Sheena Easton "Morning Train".

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Here is my gorgeous ham, bacon, eggs and cheese bagel: $50p

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"They are coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa"

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The military passed us easily.

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I could not figure out the machine where you scan your passport so we stood in line, not too long.

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This formed right after we checked in. Good timing for us.

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Want some ice cream? A bargain! It is on sale!

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A real impressive display of dresses made from a kind of paper that looked very much like the stuff of coffee filters.

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this one was crocheted!

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Everything went well on our way home and we arrived to a nice warm day, considering the date was March 14. Someone said "the winter that never was" and that is true. We were so lucky.

This was a great trip. The people we met at Soggy Peso had a motto: "Eat when you are hungry, drink when you are not." Perfect!



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