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Here Goes Nothing...Moving Day April 12-13, 2008

By: sandybunz (View Profile)
Date: 8/13/2011

Ate up the rest of our yogurt and decided to go have one last sit on the pretty beach. On the way down we stopped at the pool and spoke with Hector and Diana and his parents. We discovered Dianas father, Eduardo is in real estate and owns a strip mall in Cancun. The said Villa Isla de Bonita has been a 20 year proyecto. (project) They lived in Boston for 8 years and said with the two small boys, why not come back to Mexico where they can have nannies, cooks, helpers etc. for way cheaper than could be afforded in the US.

Back in our room we packed up our maletas (suitcases) and consumed the rest of our eggs, peppers, tomatoes etc and made great breakfast burritos. The staff laughed at us as John went up the road to flag a taxi. They would have called one for us and carried our bags. They are awesomely service oriented and a little thrown by our independent ways.

Across the .4 miles width of the isla to our new place, Casa Mar Turquesa. We are on the lower level of the two story apt building (with no one above for the whole week! yay for low season!) and its a studio with a kitchen and bed and bathroom, all very compact. Our sliding glass door opens onto a nice patio with a plunge pool that looks very inviting. We have put the luxury of the past week out of our minds and are now into living more bohemian style, even though this place is very nice and has everything we need.
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We are greeted by Anna, the young girl who lives in the adjoining casa with the owner. We get a friendly wag from Charlie and Isla who is a doberman female who guards the casa but is not at all aggressive with us.
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There is also a beautiful siamese cat who Anna says is named "Gato"...she laughed...spanish for cat! She says he comes around when he is hungry. I met him last night and he is really pretty with no meow. I dont know if he was hoarse or lost his vocal cords. He did go through the motions of meowing. His attention left us and took to staring off into the darkness behind the house at the yowling cats off in the bush.
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Got a taxi up to the centro to resupply. We are set for the week. Cooked up a teriyaki chicken and zucchini for a change from Mexican fare. Ive gotten to use the little fryer I brought drown since the skillet here is not good! It will come in handy for eggs too.
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We are using the dowels we brought down in the windows and figuring out places to hide the laptop since there is no safe big enough in the unit. This house is a tad more remote and dont want to take any chances after having learned through my research that there have been a rash of break ins on the island.
Fountain in the courtyard at Casa Mar Turquesa
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April 13th
Today was spent walking down to Punta Sur and discovering a beautiful deserted beach on the way, shielded by craggy limestone cliffs. Tide pools galore to explore.
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Paid the $30 pesos each and gained admittance to the Mayan ruins on the south point.
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