Well we decided to take advantage of our beachside location and just lounge around all day Friday. That was more Maren and my idea than Mex since he gets bored “just doing nothing” and the boredom made him a little sour by the end of the day. A quick round of Phase 10 cheered him up before bed. But that’s getting ahead of myself… For the first time since getting to Mexico (actually since being notified of his interview) Mex and I stayed in bed until after 10. It must have been Maren’s influence and our exhaustion from the sun or maybe just our complete enjoyment of the air-conditioned room. Whatever the reason it felt fabulous even though we were probably actually awake by 8ish. I guess it’s ok to lounge once every two months or so, right mom and dad? =)
Anyway, not much to report from the day except swimming in the pool and walking on the beach. We didn’t sit in hammocks because we got up too late and all the good ones were full. If you sit too far down on the beach than the vendors come and try to sell you swim suit wraps, hats, necklaces and horseback rides. Sadly, it doesn’t even work to pretend you are sleeping. For lunch we strolled to the place next door which was always busy and had lunch. It is called the Tres Marias and is a hotel that seems nice and restaurant that is always busy. The food was alright and the view good. In the afternoon we treated ourselves to a strawberry margarita at the swim up bar, sweet and refreshing in the heat. Somehow I managed to avoid any very bad sunburns although my freckles have definitely multiplied and are soon going to turn into one giant mass covering my body. Mex’s forearms are darker than I’ve ever seen them and Maren managed to get some nice color that will hopefully last her until summer.
After watching another incredible sunset, Maren and I once again enjoyed pizza but it had a different flavor than the first night and I didn’t really like it. I suppose it serves me right for not ordering seafood or Mexican food. Mex did get some fresh fish and he said it was good. The atmosphere of our hotel restaurant was definitely the most “ideal” of the beach places we saw with the palm frond roofed huts and tiki lights and even hammocks in the dining area. The food wasn’t cheap of course but we are finding that none of the restaurants we are willing to eat at are cheap as we planned. The only “street” food we dare eat is corn or mango on a stick and only if we see how it is prepared ourselves. So we wrapped up the evening with a half card game of Phase 10 and went to sleep hearing the waves crash like thunder on the shore.