This morning I caught the sunrise on the beach with my coffee. We brought Starbucks Via with us. It's a far cry from Sanka the instant coffee of by-gone days
. There is a hot wind blowing from the south. Could it be closing speech time at the G20. It was kind of a weird wind all day. Beautiful and hot. The hotel has cleared out and quieted down a lot. Most the kids are gone which made the pool far more peaceful (translate: boring for the kids) but after a few days of intense play and sun it was good to have a down day and everyone pulled out their book at one point or another. We all took a few rounds on the quads, Sea-Doo or paddle board at some point. The later afternoon is when the jelly fish tend to come toward shore but I really wanted to go in. Feeling empowered and convinced by the book I'm reading that living dangerously really is the only kind of living I threw caution to the wind and took at dip. The beach is great here. The hotel is built right on top of hot springs and you can feel the hot water coming up through the sand. We made it through the day with no jelly fish stings. However, Madi reports 7 mosquito bites on one foot alone and I have a sunburned belly...so we haven't come out completely unscathed.
Our friend Werner leaves tonight so we went for dinner together at Tio Pablos in town. For those of you who don't speak Spanish, Tio Pablos translates in English to Huge Servings. Chum and Nate had the pizza Tropicana, which may very well be the best pizza they've had in years. Steve and I both got the shrimp brochette. Delicious. Madison ordered the chicken chimichanga which was the size of a small fried baby. Werner's daughter had an ear infection so after dinner he called the clinic and within 8 minutes the doctor was there and got the needed antibiotics and pain meds. 24 hour medical service, meds included for $45.00.
One day really does just blend into another. The way I try to figure out what day it is is by an accounting of the mornings that have passed. Morning one was coffee on the beach. Morning two...slept until almost 9:00, 9:00! Never happens. But I did because I could! By breakfast it was about 90 degrees and humid, so we headed to the pool and staked our lounge chair claim. If you don't sprawl your personal items all over you chair and on surrounding ground the likelihood of finding someone has pirated your seat when you've left to go to the restroom is high. Madi and I stayed at the pool all day long while Steve and the kids were back and forth from the beach, lunch etc. By dinner time we were all exhausted and somewhat unpleasant. The sign of a good day.