Thursday, June 30, 2011
Oops, one randomly funny detail from the trip does come to mind. One rainy evening, we hopped in a cab out at Casa Luna Turquesa and headed towards El Centro for dinner. The taxi driver proudly showed us a handy dandy machine given to him by an American friend. He picked up the remote and the little electronic device started making farting noises. I recognized it immediately because a friend of ours in Seattle had once used one just like it to embarrass me in a swanky restaurant. Every time the waitress would get near me, the friend (?) would activate the device and all hell would break loose. Oddly enough, the remote for the friend's little toy disappeared a few months later, rendering it useless. I always got blamed for that, but I suspect the culprit was his wife. Anyway, the Isla taxi driver said Americans really like his new toy, but it doesn't go over so big with locals.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The tropical wave from our vantage point.
We know from our experience last June that there's nothing more miserable than riding in a golfcart in drenching tropical rain.
Once we got to town, we decided to check out the flooding in the streets. Hidalgo didn't fare too well after a few days of drenching rains.
After wading around in the rain, we decided on lunch at Bally Hoo since they have the drop down tarps on the sides. Everything at Bally Hoo was soaked because the waves had sloshed up through the floorboards, but the staff was busy drying off all the tables and cushions and ready to serve food.
After lunch, we took advantage of the brief lull to walk around and do some shopping. I snapped some quick last day photos.
We arrived home late last night to discover that one of the two A/C units in our house is not working properly. It's a dry heat! I wish I had that rain to walk around in now. The first service call appointment we could get is Saturday morning. It's always an extreme heat wave (a high of 117 expected) when our A/C goes on the blink!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Looking out my window, the waves look bigger than yesterday. Can that possibly be? I think Tropical Wave Number 4 has stalled over the Yucatan?
We were wading down Guerrero towards the supermercado yesterday when I saw this interesting collection. Art or junk? It looks like a very artsy collage to me!
Monday, June 27, 2011
Sunday morning, we took advantage of a lull in the rain squalls to walk into town for breakfast. I know I've already seen posts of these photos online, but I thought they were worth sharing again. Wouldn't you have loved to see the island back then?
Sunday, June 26, 2011
The cab dropped us off around 2 p.m. and sure enough, there was a sign out front that said Crispy Beef Tacos! After taking a quick look around and deciding on the coolest spot (it was mucho calor!), we ordered drinks and our crispy tacos.
I quickly consumed my plate of crispy beef tacos and they were the best I've tasted in a long while!
We leave for home on Tuesday, but I have a feeling we'll be eating Crispy Beef Tacos every Friday afternoon for a month in November/December!
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Coming soon to a Mexican beach near you -- perfectly tumbled deep blue! Woo hoooo!
By the way, we've been spending a lot of time at Bally Hoo this trip. It's hot, Bally Hoo is the coolest restaurant on the island, and the food is great! Not to mention the views and people watching from the table are fantastic! What's not to love?
A red, white, and blue boat.
The Mayan Salad
This trip, we also discovered breakfast at Bally Hoo. My favorites is the BLTA Baguette. That's bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avocado on a toasted baguette. Craig loves the Mexican Scramble or Omelette. It's all good!