Craig joked today he wants a bumper sticker that says I Survived Arlene since the tropical wave that made the last 3 days of our Isla trip soggy has now become the first named storm of the year. I think he's still jealous that he missed out on my 2009 battle with Hurricane Ida at the Rocamar. Ha!
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.
We decided to share the fish and chips and an order of guacamole for our last lunch on the island. It was all fantastic!
After lunch, we took advantage of the brief lull to walk around and do some shopping. I snapped some quick last day photos.
After a quick trip to the supermercado for more snacks, we managed to hail a taxi just before the downpour started again!
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!