Zung’s Birthday – Part Dos

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We enjoyed the beautiful day and our drinks. A Starfriend came by with their brochure that shows a schedule of all the things they do — the activities and shows. I had observed some water aerobics classes and beach volleyball. I had THOUGHT about going to a Spanish lesson almost every day. Yes, I did. I thought about it, but I never actually DID it. I probably would have GONE to a tequilla tasting. Or how about a rum tasting. Now that’s an activity I could get excited about.

We read our books. Zung took a nap (turning 60 is tiring). I floated in the pool. It was an exhausting day. All of the staff from our building wished Zung a happy birthday when they saw him.

When Jeff and Kim returned from their PDC jaunt we hung out together in the pool. They had taken a quick trip to Cozumel. Pretty much took the ferry, had a beer or two at Margaritaville and took the ferry back. Then they took a cab back to the Grand. Damn, I hope those were good beers cause they sure spent a lot of time and effort to get them.

At the end of the afternoon we headed back to our room. The day before, I had snuck off to visit our concierge to plan something for Zung’s birthday. I asked for a bottle of champagne in our room when we returned from the beach. I also asked for balloons. She looked at me like she had no idea what I was talking about when I said the balloon part. I made the universal sign for balloons (I hoped) and said, “Round, filled with air?” She indicated she knew what I meant, but I left wondering what indeed we would get.

That was my only interaction with the concierge. She sat at the desk with a computer, and I saw other guests sitting at the desk with her. So, I’m sure she does something. We always made our dinner reservations with the butler, and he was always checking to make sure we had everything we needed.

We were walking towards our room and I could see they had put a Happy Birthday sign and balloons on the door (she did understand – YEA!). I kept looking at Zung, to see what his expression was, but he hadn’t seen it yet. When he did see it, he laughed. There were more Happy Birthday signs and balloons in the room and on the bed and the requested bottle of champagne.

I know this shot is blurry, but it’s the only one we got of the door.

These were better, inside.

We enjoyed the champagne and got ready for dinner, which was at Toni’s Surf and Turf.

This one is blurry too. Sometimes the lens fogs up when you first go outside.

We had checked out the menus before our trip and Toni’s looked like the best and earned our choice for the birthday dinner. We were looking forward to it, and thought we might even stay up for the show!


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