Steve’s Bar and “the Incident”

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I’m regretting leaving you all hanging with my last post. I leave for New Orleans on my regular blog day (Wednesday). It is late Tuesday as I write this, between packing and all those last-minute things you have the night before you leave for a trip. I’m excited about NOLA. It’s my first time, and my plan is to eat my way from one end of the city to the other. For me, it’s all about the food. AND the wedding we are going to. Check back for that trip report.

We now return to our regularly scheduled trip report in Mexico. We headed into the Music Bar to join Steve and Janelle and Humberto. Steve and Janelle had been hanging out here a lot and had renamed it “Steve’s Bar.”


Steve was a good host. He even posed for a picture with the ladies.


He schmoozed with the manager, Martin.




He made drinks under the watchful eye of Humberto.



Apparently when he tried to fly solo…




…Humberto had to step in and show him how to close the deal.


He took pictures.



Tami did her best to close her eyes in the pictures.


Just kidding. She looks much better with her eyes open cause she has such pretty eyes. (Her smile’s not too shabby either).



Zung drank Margheritas.

In between his Margaritas he took pictures too.


Humberto entertained the ladies in between his bartender duties (well, one might say entertaining the ladies are part of his bartender duties).



The ladies showed off their legs.



Eder did shots…

of water.



This guy is a riot.



Steph and Dan danced.


It was so much fun. Everyone had a great time.



It had been such an awesome day with so much excitement and good friends and good energy.

It was late and Zung and I decided to call it a night. We went over to tell the crew we were going to head out. We were standing in the middle of the room.

And that is when it happened.

Eddie (aka Ragtop from Trip Advisor) came storming in and yelled at me, “You’re a fraud.” He pointed his finger at me and said, “You’re a phony.” Then he pointed his finger at Zung and said, “And you are too.” He was screaming, right in our faces. And then he turned around and stormed out.

What the hell was that about?

Can’t explain it. It was inexcusable, abusive and offensive behavior. Zung wanted to explain to Eddie that his behavior was really impolite. It took four of us to convince him not to. Eddie’s behavior had been irrational and you can’t explain to people who behave like that how rude and inappropriate it is.

We left with the crew and Steve and Janelle. We all felt a little rattled. Then we hugged and said good night, and the good feelings of the day were restored.

Back at our room there was champagne and chocolate covered strawberries and a chocolate sculpture. It was lovely.


But I was way too tired to indulge in any of it.

While the evening had ended on a sour note due to Eddie’s bad behavior, it had really been a great day, spent with great people.

Good friends. Good times.



This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. This installment had me laughing out loud! You can see by the smiles (Humberto and Eder, etc.) that everyone was getting in on the fun! It really was a night filled with great people and good times. It was so nice to meet Stephanie and Dan and I was so happy to finally meet Tammy in person:)! Even though there was an unfortunate incident, that can’t take away from our good memories of great people!!

    1. It was so great to meet you and Steve. Thank you for inviting us to the party!!! And you’re correct…nothing will take away from the great memories!

  2. Clearly Ragtop was just jealous that he wasn’t a part of your fun night. I hope he didn’t ruin it.

    Hope you have a great time in New Orleans. I’ll be heading there in a couple weeks!

  3. Those pictures of Steve’s Bar sure bring back wonderful memories!

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