Monday, Jan 14 we decided to take Lucio's suggestion and take a taxi to Superama for our grocery shopping, the driver would wait while we shopped and bring us back for $300 pesos. Last time we shopped at Walmart and really liked it. The first time we went we took the bus there and a taxi back because we had too much to carry. They had the best homemade tortillas and pico de gallo in addition to a huge selection of Mexican pastries. He told us Superama would have that too.
Well, it turns out that Superama is an upscale Walmart grocery store, with higher prices, smaller selection and none of the good things we wanted. It did have a lot more atmosphere than Walmart but that wasn't what we were after. We were VERY disappointed.
We took our disappointed selves down to the beach and took a great 3.5 mile walk. When we came back we went to the liquor store, made Margaritas (read about that here), made some queso that never quite melted and had egg sandwiches for dinner that were really good.
Tuesday, Jan 15 we took the bus to Walmart, $34 pesos round trip for both of us, and bought all the things we really wanted including a watch to replace the one I lost at the airport and a 4 qt container for our Crystal Light Arnold Palmer (1 pkg lemonade and 1 pkg iced tea). Then we could use the 2 qt container that came in our villa to make Margaritas that we could put in the freezer.
Love the pico de gallo
And the pastries
We played dress-up at the Tequila Tasting
We were going to play miniature golf but it was almost closing time for getting the clubs so we took a walk over to the Starbucks and bought a bag of coffee to bring back to the room and just walked around for awhile.
Thursday, Jan 17 is the first day of just relaxing. Our plan was to get up early and take a walk on the beach and we did just that. It was a glorious morning, when we left at 7:00 and it was even nicer when we finished our 3 mile walk and came back for breakfast. The wind was pretty peaceful, waves were quiet, just perfect for putting the tube in the water and drifting around. While we were having breakfast we took turns blowing up the tube, the one we bought the last time we were here, and were so excited to get going.
AND THEN . . . all of a sudden the clouds started to roll in, the wind picked up and it even rained a little. So it's almost 1:00 PM and we're sitting in our room, watching the water and waiting for the sun again. Guess we'll have lunch.
But, we did get to have our own Happy Hour with our special recipe of Perfect Frozen Margaritas (the margarita recipe from here and put in the freezer for 24 hours).
Friday, Jan 18 is another cloudy day but we got up to go for a walk even though it looked like it would rain at any time.
|A little repair work on the palapa.|
I was too lazy to get dressed to go get something to eat so we made a salad and ate most of whatever was left over. I think we've had our fill of tortillas and pico de gallo.
Saturday, Jan 19 we decided we needed to make a run to Walmart.
We had a great bus ride and I had a perfect seat for a video.
I love the Cancun Walmart. Unfortunately we spent 2 hours here and by the time we got back the sun was gone again. Fortunately we got out for a good walk before we went. Out goal was to get to the Hyatt at the end of the point but while we were walking I remembered that I never put any sunblock on Larry's back and it was pretty sunny out so we turned around before the last bend. We did get 12,200+ steps in - no GPS so couldn't do miles but more than 3 round trip.
We went to Fish Fratanga - the taco take-out stand to get something to take back to the room at night. Fortunately we met a woman, originally from Mexico who had just returned a year ago from 12 years in Michigan and her two kids who worked as our transaltors and told us what the items on our menu were and ordered for us. They were great!! We're going to go back and eat at the restaurant later this week.