Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Day 7

Today was a leisurely, laid back day.  Butch and I woke up early to the sounds of the many chirping birds and the ocean waves lapping the shore. He went out to stroll the beach and see what he could find.  He found a few little things, but not much. He brought me tea---which he does most of the time when we are traveling. 

We sat on our balcony enjoying all the beautiful birds. I was wondering why we don’t have as many colorful birds as there seem to be here. Then I realized, we actually do---we just take them for granted. We have birds of every color of the rainbow too---yellow gold finches, orange robins, blue jays, red cardinals, green hummingbirds, purple martins and many others. I’m going to try to be more mindful of the beauty in my own backyard!

As we were enjoying the solace of the balcony, a white-faced monkey came by.  Not far behind were the howlers. It’s amazing to see them everywhere.

We went to breakfast with Bruce and Karolyn at 8:30. After, the guys headed to the golf course while we girls went to the pool. 
 We went to the "adults only" pool. This is the incredible view we had all day!
That's the adult pool on the left from our 3rd floor room.
This is the family pool on the other side.

I spent four hours there before deciding to go in. My plan was to have a nice bath. Turns out, the tub was too deep---I gave up pretty quickly and just took a shower. Just as  I was settling down with my book, Butch got back. He started to tell me about his golf experience when Bruce knocked and said they’d ordered a pitcher of margaritas by the pool. I don’t even like margaritas, but, not one to miss out on the action, I went too. We ordered some guacamole as a snack and just chatted for awhile.  It’s amazing how fast time goes when you’re hanging with friends!

We finally had to call it a day around 4 p.m. so we could re-group and get ready for dinner.  We had the other bottle of wine---compliments of Kensington Tours before going to Caracol at the golf course for a delicious steak dinner. The steaks were just as good as Jimmy Kelly’s---and that’s saying a lot!! We learned after last night about the portion sizes, so we shared everything---Caesar salad, steak, baked potato and one dessert for the table. We had plenty of food!

That wrapped up the day for us. Once we got back to the hotel, we tuned in to the Academy Awards. I probably only was able to watch about a half hour before falling asleep. I never watch tv in bed for that very reason---I just fall asleep. Still, I was so happy to learn that Eddie Redmayne won for Best Actor----he totally deserved it. I have a major crush on him. Ahhh, but that’s another story….


  1. sounds like you are having a wonderful time and I quite understand the crush!!

  2. Sounds like y'all are having a fun and relaxing trip! Wish we were there instead of iced in here!


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