This whole trip, we have been early risers. Like, my parents and I were usually up around 6. This morning was no exception. My dad woke up to someone walking around our pool! He was a little freaked out, but upon further investigation, found out it was Fredy (from the restaurant) who is the caretaker of the house. He said he’d been there everyday to check on the pool and make sure the house was standing, but we must be really vacationing because he hadn’t seen us yet. He said a northerner was blowing in, and it was going to get chilly. We chose not to believe him, as it was bright and sunny.
My dad and I decided to take the golf cart our and find some breakfast. We’d driven by Lolo Lorena’s bakery every day, and I had heard such great things about it. When we arrived, the pastries weren’t out of the oven yet, so we drank cappuccino while we visited with some other tourists. When the pastries came out fresh from the oven, we tried not to be greedy, because there were only 2 pans of them. I think that the 3 customers in there bought every single one! Dad and I managed to get them back to the house without even sampling a single one-a miracle!
Our plan for the day was to head to Punta Sur, maybe do some shelling, and have lunch at Playa Lancheros. By the time we got to Punta Sur, the wind had started to pick up. And it was really, really, really windy.
We still had fun looking at the water and walking on the paths and through caves.
Then, we headed to the shell beach and picked out some shells for Ross to bring to his kindergarten class.
My mom managed to slip and fall on her butt in the shells, dad managed to slip and fall into the water.
By this time, it was a little chilly, very windy, and threatening rain. Our plan for lunch was to pick up some food from Kash Keken Chuch, which I had been drooling over on hollyeats.com, and we had driving by every day. Of course, it was closed today. So, we regrouped. First, we stopped by Lolo Lorena’s and ordered pastries for the next morning-a dozen for the 5 of us (Lindsay and Chris were heading to Playa del Carmen this afternoon). Then, based on previous postings on the board, we easily found our way to La Bruja. We really like their Sopa de Lima! I had 2 beef sopes, mom had 2 tacos, dad made the mistake of ordering chicken fajitas-they were really delish, but he had already eaten a huge bowl of soup. Ross really enjoyed his lunch…..
we had to take it to go. After lunch, we headed back to our house and watched Fox News-the only channel that we could find in English.
For supper that night, we headed back to town to Fredy’s. We had very good shrimp there, and Ross had the largest pork chop we have ever seen. Believe it or not, we didn’t have ice cream after supper. Instead, we walked down to a small place at the end of Hidalgo, almost by the centro, and had crepes. They were way too good, and now I am stuck making Nutella and banana waffles for my son every morning before school. (because I won’t make him crepes)