Finally to the funny night, we end up going to Miguel’s for dinner. We are sitting inside and there is a large group of mostly women and a couple guys outside. Somehow I had struck up a conversation with this group and have a shot of pomegranate tequila with them. A little later they come in and force me at gun point to have another (Like I said, my memory is a little fuzzy after all this time and maybe there was not a gun) Pretty soon I am sitting at their table and enjoying their company. The usual “Where are you from?” comes about and we realize that we are all from MN. They think I look a little familiar and ask what town and we find out that we had frequented the same “hotspot” for bands and dancing years ago. Sarah points out that her brother married a women from the town in which I now live, a “Mueller” I find it amusing as I tell her I use to date a “Mueller”! She says “me too!” I say “John” she replies “me too!”. What are the chances? We find this hilarious (and remember we have had a few shots) Turns out I dated him first and say, “so you’re the one who took him away from me!” Which is not true, but we find it funny.We take a few picture to show him, sorry if anybody finds the second one offensive.
I think we look a little alike
Another couple I know are there and a tell them the story, she says “John, I dated him too!” and for one second (o.k. maybe two or three) I believe her! A lot of laughing going on. The police from Tennessee are walking by and we join them and head up to La Pena’s.
Later we make our way back to Miguel’s and run into Peggy and Marty, two friends I had met traveling to isla in July 2006. They are looking for their friends. In the process of flipping thru my pictures with Peggy we realize that the group I was with earlier are the friends she is looking for. Now I am about to let you in on a secret that I know the majority of you will NOT believe but many of you WILL try it and find it to be true! If you take a fresh lemon and cut it up and rub it under your arms (yep, armpits) you will not have a hangover in the morning!! I do not know why this works, but it does! I usually do not even remember to do this, but the times I have it does work! One time at our cabin I used lemon concentrate and it did the trick. Well, lemons are hard to comes by on isla but limes are abundant and Miguel gives us two for later.
We need a safe place to keep them and Peggy finds just the spot!! Note: A few hours, or maybe minutes? Later we no longer have our limes, guess it was not the safest place! We end up spending the rest of the night out and about with Peggy and Marty.
I loved the energy of the whole carnival. All the dancing in the streets, beautiful costumes and the excitement of the islanders young and old.
This is one of my favorite photos of a young dancer.
We had a flight that left in the afternoon and spent every last minute on the street by Jax soaking it all up before rushing off to the ferry to catch our flight.
Another great trip to isla!