Another Awesome Day in Paradise

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After lunch we head back out to the beach. We stop at the pool bar to say hello to Humberto.


We settle in for a relaxing afternoon, enjoying the view. Enjoying the sound of the ocean. I’m sure there were drinks involved too.


There is some more photography of the pretend brides.


When the shade chases us away, we go to our room and realize how awesome that corner suite is.

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It’s so nice to sit outside and enjoy the view and sit in that big jacuzzi. If you can get one of these rooms, it is worth the investment. When the hotel first opened they wouldn’t let you book these rooms. You had to just wait and see if one was available when you checked in. I don’t think they charged extra for them either. I can’t remember how long it took them to realize there was a demand for them and they started charging extra. They have also realized the upper floors have a high demand, and now these have a surcharge too. These are just sound business decisions in my opinion.

We dress for dinner.


Tonight is our Romantic Dinner on the beach. Except it is very windy and they call us and say it is too windy to do it on the beach, and is it okay to do it inside La Brisa? I say okay, because I don’t know what else to say. I know this is what they do when the weather is not good, but La Brisa used to be empty when they did the dinners at night, but now it is open as the Mexican restaurant and will be full of people.

We arrive and they have set up our table down where it is out of the way of the other tables. They have decorated the table and set up candles around it and tried to make it nice.


But, it just is not the same as being outside. Of course, it isn’t windy either! Almost any time of year it is windy at this time of the evening.

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Oscar comes over and talks to Zung for a long time about tequila. He knows so much about it. It’s very interesting. He brings Zung a bottle of 1800 to take home. Rafael comes by to see how our dinner is going.

They bring the different courses.

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The fettucine is delicious. I eat a lot of it, but it is so rich I cannot eat all of it.


My entree is the spinach covered potato thing I had the last time we had a Romantic dinner, except this time they made it with cream cheese and it’s just weird. I don’t eat it but I am full from the fettucine and I tell our waiter it is fine.

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It is a good dinner, but really not the same as being outside, just the two of us. So, we don’t linger. When we are finished eating we leave. We stop at the room, where the maid has done this…


And this.


Which is very sweet, but we are headed to the lobby bar, so it goes unused.

Daniel is waiting for us. Or ready for us. One of the two. Maybe both.


We make some new friends, Maggie and Det. We really like them. Maggie and I hit it off and we do A LOT of chocolate cake shots.


Maybe six. I can’t remember. Which shouldn’t be surprising in light of the fact that I did six shots.

And so ends another awesome day in paradise.


This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Hi Andrea! Love your blog! As I read through it I notice you’re dressed( very nicely, I might add… your shoes!) a bit more dressy than I would. I would probably be in Capri’s & a dressier top. Now I’m wondering if I should rethink my packing and bring dressier stuff? We’ll be there May 27 and I don’t want to look out of place!

    1. Thank you! I like to dress up, but there are lots of people who dress exactly as you described, so unless you are looking for a reason top get a little more dressed up than usual, you will be fine.

  2. Thanks! I can’t wait to get there…..

  3. Really makes me want to head back again. Spent our honeymoon there 5 years ago this October…we met you & Zung on the beach. Really tempted to head back again in Oct to celebrate our 5 year.. Thnx for the awesome blog ! Love “living” thru you guys !!!

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