Not Your Usual Sunday

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Today started like normal, with breakfast at Bella Vista.

This guy was strolling around. We saw a lot of iguanas on this trip.

We went to the beach. I ordered a drink, and that’s when things started getting unusual.

It is election day in Mexico and they are required to serve food with any alcohol, so they brought some nuts.

We were laying there and I noticed some of the workers who were clearing the seaweed gathering around the ocean’s edge and pointing at something in the ocean.

Then some lifeguards and a supervisor-looking guy joined in.

Then they started walking down the beach towards the south and there was more gathering and pointing. They walked to the other end again.

My curiosity got the best of me and I went down where some of the other guests were standing.

Turns out there is a crocodile in the ocean! Actually, it was a Cayman, which is kind of like a mini-crocodile.

One of the worker guys went in and tried to grab it and it bit him. They may be small but their teeth are very sharp.

I was able to get some pictures but it is hard to make him out because he blended in with the ocean stuff.

He’s there right in the middle. He was about two feet long.

He was trying to get out of the ocean. He knew he didn’t belong there.

Lander, the GM and the asst GMs were there eventually and they finally caught him and he was taken to a fresh-water lagoon, where he belonged.

At noon Daniel picked us up and we went to Puerto Morelos for lunch. His son Mathew is with him. He is getting so big!

We had lunch at Pelicanos, which is where Daniel and I had lunch the last time we were here. It is right by the ocean.

Daniel is such a good dad.

I had fish.

Zung had shrimp (does this man have no imagination?).

We walked around and took pictures.

We headed back to the car and passed one of the polling places. There was a HUGE line to vote. And don’t forget, it is July and HOT and they were in the sun. People clearly wanted to vote.

I told Daniel to make sure that he voted. He later send me a picture proving that he did.

He took us back to the Grand and we asked at the security gate for them to call the Grand and send us a golf cart. The grounds of the property are so pretty.

We went back to the beach and decided to order a bottle of sparkling wine.

Lorenzo is an awesome beach waiter. He even took our picture.

This is the life.

We drank the entire bottle!

Even so, I had some wine when we got back to the room, after my shower.

Since it was Daniel’s night off, and we were getting exhausted from the nightly routine of dinner and going to the bar, so we decided to stay in tonight and order room service.

I got a club sandwich and Zung got pasta with, you guessed it, shrimp. We also got salads. My sandwich and his pasta were really good, as we the salads. The desserts were meh.

One thing I was super excited about in the presidential suite is that they replaced the flowers when they started to look tired. I love flowers and it was so nice having such lovely flowers all over the whole suite for the entire stay.

It had been an enjoyable day.


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  1. Just stumbled onto your blog and just in time! We will be at the Grand for two weeks in 6 days! We spent two weeks at the Grand Rose Hall in Jamaica last January and we purchased the Star Prestige package – what’s your thoughts on the private beach area at the Grand Paraíso? Have read some not so favorable reviews – most said it was too small of an area and couldn’t always get a Balinese bed. Would LOVE to hear what you think! Sooooo anxious to experience what you have been blogging about and have a cucumber 🍸

    1. I’ve never done Star Prestige. But the Club area of the beach is never crowded

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