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Chairs claimed, we head off to breakfast at the air-conditioned restaurant that was the Oriental restaurant the night before. They also open up the restaurant space right next door for additional seating, and then they open up the buffets so you can go to both. Zung said that one side made fluffier omelets. He always got an omelet and fresh donuts and was happy. I am so over buffets and never found anything I was that excited with at the Lindo. I don’t eat donuts, but everyone else said they were delicious. The pastries were pretty awful. I love croissants, but I couldn’t eat these. The fresh orange juice was good. I drink black, hot tea, and it was so weak, I finally figured out I needed two bags to make a decent cup. This restaurant had Splenda at some of the tables (which was not available at the Grand and not at any other of the restaurants – go figure – but it is available now everywhere).
After breakfast we went to the lobby so I cold exchange some money. Then back to our room to put on bathing suits and sunscreen. We had left a tip for the maid and our room was made up by the time we returned from breakfast with this cute towel sculpture (notice she put my glasses on it) and curtain art.
Out to the beach by about 9:30. Susie came out at 10:30 and wanted me to go to breakfast with her. There is another buffet right by the pool, that serves breakfast and lunch. It is right by the boardwalk that leads to the beach. The walk on this boardwalk was so hot I called it the road to hell.
We went back to the beach. We were joined by the boys after a while. We made frequent trips to the bar. They also have waitresses that go around the beach. Over the course of the week they asked us if we wanted a drink maybe 2 or 3 times. Mostly they were kept busy just picking up used glasses. The beach bar was close enough that I didn’t care if I had to go get it myself (or send my husband or one of the big kids ).
The staff at the Lindo works incredibly hard to keep the grounds clean and they do an amazing job, especially considering how many people are there. We never felt like it was anything less that pristine.