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Rise and Shine

By: marylaw (View Profile)
Date: 3/11/2007

It's our first full day in paradise. We wake at 6:30. Chuck and I are bunking in with Tony and Mim in their bedroom so that Kevin and Lynn have their own room. It's their first time here. We're sleeping on an air matress and it's pretty much deflated when we wake up. I vaguely remember Chuck coming to bed and dropping onto the mattress. "I'm flying" thud I crash back onto the bed. We are both in the middle mashed up in the center like pigs in a blanket. It's quite comical seeing us try and get up.
Chuck and Ryan go down to Aqua Adventure to fill out any paperwork since we were too late yesterday to do that. They are going out at 11. We take a trip to the market in the colonia. I had never been there before. What a place. Found some good looking lettuce , parsley and some good salad fixins. Mim scouted out some ribs for dinner. Then we stopped at the pork place and got a bunch of pork etc. to go for lunch. We sat by the pool and got some sun. I just love it here. Jason, Kevin and Joe decide to go fishing for the afternoon. Lynn and I walk down to the beach to see them off and I spot this beautiful starfish.

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Lynn and I grab the golf cart and I take her on a tour of the island. They used to have 2 other golf carts but they got rid of them when they got a car for here. The authorities always said they were renting the carts which they NEVER did. I guess they were more trouble than they were worth. I miss them being the only mode of transportation. It made it more adventerous.
We head to Punta Sur and along the caribbean side.
It always amazes me how gorgeous the water looks from Punta Sur. It takes my breath away every time.

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Ryan and Chuck got back from diving around 4pm. You could not wipe the smile off his face. I'm so happy for him. I asked if it was everything he dreamed it would be and he said "that and more"
Had Mim's famous ribs for dinner. We'll call her the rib lady! They were great! Got to know Freddie and Lauma and Jason and Lisanne. They are such nice people. Chuck is really bad with names, he always messes them up so Lauma became "Lima" like Peru and Lisanne is now "Weezie" Everyone is calling them by their new names.

It's Friday and the wind is howling. No diving for the boys today. Marta comes at 8:30 and gives Chuck a massage. His neck is really hurting and I think she made it even worse. We tell him it's whiplash from throwing back the shots of Don Julio.Played alot of tile rummy today and Mim did one of the puzzles I brought for her. Everyone worked on it except for me. I get so frustrated with them but she loves them.
I made a list this time before we came to Isla. I always seem to miss out on things or just forget what I want to do so I started with "THE LIST" months ago. It was fun adding to it every so often. It got me real excited for our trip. I mentioned that baseball tacos was on my list so we decided that's what we would do for dinner. One person couldn't believe I would come on vacation and have a list. I made a list of things I want to do so I wouldn't miss out. It actually became alot of fun. Tony would say, "it's on the list right" lets do it!!!
So off we went for baseball tacos.
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Ryan, Weezie, Jason and Joe join in playing baseball
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Everything was so delicious and cheap. We all had a great time.
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Well almost everyone was happy. :)
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How funny are those pictures!!!!!!!!!!

Weezie, Lima, Jason and Freddie are leaving in the morning, it's too bad. We had lots of fun with them. More to come.





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