More beautiful skies in Isla. Dan and I took a drive over to Madeira, art and food for lunch. The burgers are rated best on the island. They did not lie! The smashed baked potato with a secret sauce was the perfect side. I shopped a little and we walked across to catch another glimpse of the Caribbean Sea. Look closely at the rocks below and you can see our shadows!
Can we grow aloe this big at home?
We walked next door to Sunset Grill for dinner. Everyone had the Greek Island fish and I had grilled chicken. We shared a key lime pie. Perfect finish to the day with a nightcap at Skull’s and off to bed.
Thank you Phil Martin! It was an awesome trip and an unforgettable 35th anniversary!
I started my day with coffee and a new friend. There are several of these guys who patrol Skull’s and keep it safe from other pesky creatures. I got some great shots on the Fuji camera but for some reason it’s not communicating with the phone, so all the photos you are seeing were taken on the iPhone XR. The camera on this phone is excellent.
Dan and I took the can-am to explore the island. Dan made a quick friend.
We ventured down to the Caribbean side and walked the rocky beach. I found some great rocks. Hope I don’t have to buy another suitcase to get them home.
The cemetery was quite intriguing. They are buried above ground of course, and the graves are highly decorated and loving memorials to the ancestors. I can imagine that the Day of the Dead is an amazing event to experience.
After that we drove the road that circles the island. We stopped back at Suenos to quench our thirst and get a bite.
Another stop at the store for coffee and wine and back to Skull’s for the siesta.
We met Teresa and Jimmy for dinner by the bay. If the first day of 2019 is any indication of the rest of the year, well all I can say is wow! I am so grateful to have this opportunity and such wonderful friends, and an incredible family. Happy New Year to all!
Giant plate of chicken nachos to start.
I know, these look weird. They are Brussels sprouts tacos with deep fried spinach! They were yummy! I ate my first brussel sprout ever. And I’m sure they were healthy too!
Lastly were the coconut shrimp tacos. Needless to say we do not go to bed hungry!
Teresa, jimmy, Dan and I went to Suenos for dinner. Omar greeted us like old friends. We sat out looking across the water with Cancun in the distance. It was a great time, lots of laughing and telling stories. A few shots of tequila made the night! Afterwards we went back to Skull’s and watched distant fireworks from the roof. Our own little private getaway! There’s nothing like spending our 35th anniversary in paradise!
Dan had lobster and some kind of fishy thing.
Teresa and I just had to have one more shot. Smooth tequila goes down just fine!
Dessert was fried Oreos and ice cream.
Needless to say the tequila caused a bit of a technical problem and my fireworks photos were…..well a little out of focus. But trust me they were spectacular.
Coffee with a view! Our day started as all days on the island should, with a coffee and a gorgeous view from Skull’s Landing. Dan and I decided to walk into town for some shopping and lunch.
Lunch was at Muelleazul looking out at the water.
The coast guard and Naval yards are there to keep us safe!
It started to rain so we had to stop off for a cocktail while the showers passed. Isle is an interesting place. There are nice hotels and restaurants and right next door it looks like third world. I would like to learn more history about this place. The Americans who live here say there are lots of charities and things to get involved in.
We came back to the room and took a nap to get ready for the celebration to come.
We slept late on Sunday. That’s one of the perks of island life! Jimmy, Teresa, Dan and I ate wonderful breakfast at Mango’s, starting with a mango mimosa. Yummy! We stopped at the Mercado, the local Walmart and bought some groceries for the week. A big rainstorm called for an afternoon nap. Then we went down to the bar to eat and watch the Titans game. Sunday is rib night at Skull’s and they were so tender they melted in your mouth! Titans lost boohoo, but watching in paradise made it easier to accept defeat!
Above: Mango’s restaurant, breakfast enchiladas(beans, carrots, cheese, cabbage) and huevos rancheros (eggs over plantains and mole sauce)
Skull’s ribs and Dan and Jimmy, disappointed Titans fans. We have never watched a Titans game at a beach bar in Mexico!