Isla Mujeres Trip Report 2005
Monday May 16 Day 7
Our last full day on Isla. We started the day off at The French Bistro for breakfast. I think Pamela, Julie and I had the same thing but Mary had the fruit crepes, she said they were very good. We again walked the beach, from where the Malecon starts around Playa Norte. We just enjoyed the walk and looking for shells and the quiet of the beach early in the day. We lay in the sun and the shade for a while. I was just enjoying laying in the sun and reading as I know in 2 days it will be business as usual back at work. We had lunch at Pinguinos at the Posada del Mar. We all had the same urge, Quattro club sandwiches por favor! They were good, taste like a BLT. We again walked the town and made a few more purchases. Julie and I were happy to find the paintings on a feather store open, we got one with fish and a reef on it. It was a beautiful day, mid 80's and a wonderful breeze, couldn’t ask for better weather. After roaming around town for a little while we stopped back at the Posada and had a cerveza and a couple of games of pool with Miguel, he is such a good guy! We got another great sunset, 2 in a row what a great way to end the week. We then went to Fredy’s again for dinner. Vee and Tim were there eating also, it was great getting to know them during this week. Pam Mary were not to hungry and ordered a quesadilla, Julie ordered enchiladas, she said they were excellent. I had the chicken fajitas which were very good and a lot to eat. Both Julie and mine were excellent and hers was 70 peso and mine was 75 peso. Fredy is a very nice man he was telling us how proud he and his wife were that his son had passed an entrance test for an exclusive university, it is easy to see the love and pride of a father beaming about his children. We thanked Fredy for the wonderful food and friendship and headed back to the hotel for the dreaded job of packing our bags. We said good bye to the newlyweds we had met from Iowa, we had met them earlier in the day. I had given her one of my wonderful maps from the Mapchick and they had been looking at it, I pointed out some of our favorite spots. I am pretty sure they will become Islaholics too! Time to end the day and face the worst day, the day you have to leave Isla.
Tuesday May 17 Day 8
We ate breakfast at Bamboos, the breakfast was very good, but they had the strongest coffee I have ever had WOW! We met the owner of Jax there and he talked a little about their ordeal, we wished them much luck with their struggle. We had a leisurely walk back to the hotel and finished packing our purchases and clothes, did the paperwork and checkout thing and made the long walk to the ferry. We bought our tickets and caught the 10:30 ferry, our driver from AGI was there at 11 as agreed upon. We had a nice drive to the airport, beats being crammed into the small cabs. At the airport the driver said I owed $70 US for the transfer, I reminded him that I paid him when he dropped us off at the ferry when we arrived. He said that was right, his mistake (nice try though). No problems at the airport, I felt sorry for the poor security guy digging through the dirty clothes. The flight was on time and we actually got to Rockford 20 minutes early. We landed at 5:10 pm and we were walking to our car by 5:35 pm, a lot faster than the last time at Midway. After a 1 hour drive we were back home to reality, I walked into a house with a funny smell. Oh the washer quit working 4 days earlier and it still had 2/3 of a tub of water in it. After unjamming the pump and putting on new belts (fortunately I have washer belts I can buy at my work place) the washer was back in working order and time for bed as Wednesday is a work day. I got a call from Julie on Wednesday she said the dryer was noisy, I ended up having to put a new motor on that.
WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD WIDAVE!!!!