I’ll start this blog off by saying we were both a little disappointed with the Mexican restaurant last night, not quite what we expected. The chilli con carne was a starter only and not a spicy dish at all 🙁 but we did finish the meal off with 3 shots of flavoured tequila and did I sleep well? You sure bet 🙂
Breakfast in the buffet hall again, but now Michele had found the poached eggs! Joshua would like the free flowing ‘Lucky Charms’ though!
We settled in on the sun beds in an over cast day, we even managed 90 seconds of rain!
No problems with the rain as we were off to the spa for our hydrotherapy session. I had wanted a full message but a friend has suggested I didn’t as I was still recovering from a fractured shoulder. But the hydrotherapy session was a very good second. I tried to get in the ice bath but only got to the top of my thigh before my brain said no chance!!
BBQ for lunch
We finished the afternoon off on the Balinese beds, then a coffee while we skyped Warren and Dawn.
This evening we were at the Japanese restaurant for a special/theatrical chef presentation. Last time we had this was 5 years ago in Jamaica with Julie, David and Beverley.
Now tucked up in bed ready to start our second week tomorrow
Chelsea v United and City v Arsenal makes this a super Sunday
Breakfast followed by an hour of reading my book by the quiet pool to start the day off.
Then off to the sports bar on site to catch the last 30 mins of City v Arsenal which was followed by Chelsea v United. The bar was not too busy and I was sat with a nice Welshman called John from Cardiff. We spent the time discussing football, family and the holiday resort we are both in as well as drinking a couple of beers to boot.
Chelsea were the better team and beat United 1-0. United were set up defensively with little attaching or creativity in midfield which left Lukaku exposed and little time on the ball.
John and I parted company and I headed off to find Michele by the pool, before I wandered off to the BBQ and some lunch.
The afternoon was a similar one to the preceding days sat in the sun with a steady delivery of Pina colada’s and moijto from our fantastic bar and waitress teams.
Michele managed to get hold of the boys (& Keenan) to see if they were having a good bonfire night? Yes was the reply.
Now sat watching the horrific news coming out of Texas with the church mass shooting, prayers go to them and all affected.
Mexican restaurant tonight, what will follow us into the block tonight as we were watching a racoon hunt for food last night and was checky enough to climb the stairs to the other floors while we used the lift!
Up and at it early this morning, we were waiting outside of the hotel grounds for the local bus known as a collectivo at just after 09:00hrs. Only 40 peso (£1.70) to Playa del Carmen which is approximately 21 miles north of where we are staying. The bus to about 30 mins and made a couple of shots to pick the locals up. We were the only tourists on the bus.
Playa re Carmen looks like any other tourist shopping street, sure good food and some shops selling tat! We managed to get some Christmas gifts, a pair of Oakley’s for me (I’ve been looking for years but never had the courage to buy a pair but decided why not I’ve worked hard this year). Michele also tested herself to the new iPhone X, cheaper than the UK and with the bonus we should be able to claim the tax back .
We are out too in Playa del Carmen £20 for lunch and drinks.
Back to the hotel in a taxi for 400 peso (£20)
Three hours sunbathing for Michele while I read and dozed on the Balinese bed
Tonight’s restaurant was the French, Michele had ham soup to start but didn’t like it as it was COLD! I had lobster bisque. We both had Ratatouille before the main course. Michele had rack of lamb and I kept with the lobster theme and had lobster thermidor. First time reading lobster and I’m impressed.
Tomorrow Michele will sun baths and I’ll watch Chelsea v United 11:00 here 16:00 at home!