Its Friday morning and our last breakfast on Isla this year, we must have it at French Bistro. Butch again chooses the surprise breakfast with the banana crepes and a side of bacon, Kay has her favorite beach special, Joe has his standard French toast and side of bacon and I have my own creation of mushroom, onion and cheese omelet. Everything is spectacular as usual! Then, we say our goodbyes to Victor and his staff until next time.
After getting some of our packing done in the afternoon, the four of us decide to take one more trip around the island. While out cruising around, we stop for something to drink at El Pueblito. When we arrive, a really good two man acoustic band is playing. One guy is playing guitar, and the other a pan flute and a 10 string ukulele type thing…at the same time! Since we are there, we decide to try one of the items on our to-do list… the shrimp wrapped in bacon. We place an order for one to share between the 4 of us. We thought they were pretty good, but are not sure if we need to get them again…sorry forgot to take the picture right away. We continue to drive around for a while and then stop for a couple round pizzas at Aqui Estoy…they really hit the spot! We then head back to the hotel to get more packing completed.
Later that night, we head into town for dinner and drinks at Brisa Mexicana. Butch and Kay both order the arrachera fajitas, Joe has his favorite arrachera steak and I try the spaghetti with tomato sauce. Of course, the steaks are wonderful and the spaghetti is tasty as well. We stick around for some additional drinks after dinner and joke around with the waiters before saying our goodbyes. Butch and I have a little bit of a sweet tooth and we walk down to La Coppa del Mundo next to Chicago Deli and Pancake House. We both order a scoop of strawberry cheesecake gelato…it is incredible! Day 14 ends sooner than we would like since we have to be on the 7am ferry to get to the airport.
In all our years on Isla, I have never managed to stay up quite late enough or get up early enough to see the sunrise. On our last day this year, I finally got to see a sunrise… and it is because I had to get up at the crack of dawn to get on the ferry. It was beautiful! Our ferry ride and trip home were sad, but uneventful… now the countdown to next year begins.