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Jan 29, 2012 - Day 9

By: JoeRocket2 (View Profile)
Date: 4/15/2012

We wake up on Sunday to another wonderful day… it is partly cloudy which is kind of nice since it doesn’t get too hot. Once everyone is dressed and a breakfast location is determined, we head off towards downtown. Arriving at the French Bistro, we are warmly welcomed by Victor and Max and promptly seated at one of our favorite locations, close to the street but not right at the edge. Today several of us are choosing a different breakfast selection… if you can believe it. Butch decides to have the ham and cheese omelet… I am not sure I have ever seen him order an omelet. Kay does not vary from tradition and orders her favorite, the Beach Special. Joe also throws us for a loop and decides to get the Beach Special with the eggs Sunnyside up. I choose the bacon and cheese omelet since I have not tried that one yet. Everything is fantastic as always… the French Bistro never disappoints. Sorry, I forgot to take pictures that morning.

After breakfast, we drive back to hotel where Butch and Kay decide to make their way to the beach while Joe and I plan to get some shopping done. We find we’re running low on juice and decide to check out the selection at Chedraui while we’re out looking for gifts to bring home. Chedraui has a great selection of juices to choose from and the pineapple juice catches our eye…. turns out we become addicted to this stuff in very short order. After checking out at Chedraui, we drive back into town to wander thru some of the shops looking for gifts and taking some pictures… I just love the painting on the outside of Hotel Las Palmas.

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We also stop and take a picture of a rare little Honda Z50 motorcycle that has been on the island for as long as we can remember. We like to take a picture of it each year (especially with the La Esperanza tree in the background), and over the years it has really deteriorated. Today the seat is off of it and you just see the rusted out frame… we are not sure if they are working on it or if the seat is missing now since we saw it with a newer seat during our first week of vacation.

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After several hours of walking, Joe is really starting to crave the breaded grouper at La Bruja so we drive back to the hotel to see if Butch and Kay are hungry as well… turns out they are, so we all pile into the cart and head off to the middle of the island. On the way there, we see another horse outside the women’s bead coop… historically this is somewhat unusual for Isla and I have to take a picture.

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Once seated at La Bruja, Joe of course orders the breaded grouper… but just one fillet today. Butch and Kay both decide the arrachera tacos sound great and each place an order for those. I want to try something different today and ask Roberto a couple questions about the various selections… I end up choosing the chicken tostadas. They turn out to be so delicious, am in heaven! He adds a sort of pickled onion (but they are still crisp) on top of the tostada, and that is the final touch that really ties it all together. Everyone loves their meals as well and we leave smiling with our tummies full.

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We drive around a little bit after lunch looking for streets we haven’t been down before and then head back to the hotel. We spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing at the beach and snorkeling in the Kings pool.

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Later in the evening, we get ready and head in for 2 x 1’s at Brisa Mexicana. On the way, I get an okay shot of the sunset through the clouds.

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Once at Brisa Mexicana, while sipping our drinks and watching downtown come to life we start talking about where to have dinner tonight. We are thinking that we want to try some place that we haven’t been to yet, so it is decided that we will eat at Sancochos tonight. After we finish our drinks, we make our way down the block and thankfully get seated at a table on the street since we enjoy being outdoors on Isla. Everyone but me pours over the menu trying to decide what to get… I have had the mixed seafood with rice on my to-do list since I read about it on the chat board. Butch decides to order the pork chops with gravy (pork again, Oink!). Kay is having a tough time finalizing her decision, but eventually chooses 2 fish tacos and 2 chicken fajitas tacos. Joe, who just cannot get enough fish while on Isla, orders the breaded grouper. Of course since it on my list, I have to order the mixed seafood (shrimp, fish, squid and octopus) with rice. I am slightly worried about the octopus as I tried it many years ago and didn’t really care for it, so I asked the waitress if I could just get a couple pieces of the octopus so I could at least try it again. She was very accommodating and let me know that was not a problem… well it turns out that I really liked the octopus and wish I had just ordered it normally! My dish was very good and the others thought their meals were pretty good, but not fantastic.

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After dinner, we drop the old farts off at the hotel and head back into town for a drink or two before turning in for the night. We end up running into Jim and Aletha, a couple we met on the island several years ago that also happen to be from Minnesota. We hang out catching up with them for the rest of the night before Joe suggests getting a couple tacos al pastor from Tacqueria Medina before all heading back to the hotel. We introduced them to our late night spot when we first met, and they have become fans as well.

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