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We have had awesome weather this trip. No complaints there.
We have our usual breakfast at Bella Vista. Zung reads the paper, the Cancun edition of USA Today. I used to read it. Then I started reading USA Today on the app on my iPad. Now I take a total vacation from the news when I’m in Mexico.
It was a pretty typical day. There were Mimosas on the beach.
Salin came by to chat. She is one of the most delightful members of the Star Friends team.
There were long stretches of just blissing out on the view.
There was lunch with wine, or was it wine with lunch?
Cecilia had been taking care of us since Azael was on vacation. She was awesome. She’d set up the ice bucket and a full bottle of the Masia Ribot white right next to me. She kept my glass filled!
Is that not one of the best lunch views you have ever seen?
We took a picture with Brian and Melissa from Texas. He was one of my rock star moments of this trip. He reads my blog. Hi Brian!
There was more beach time after lunch.
When we got back to the room we saw that the maid had recycled the towel sculpture that had been made for Zung on his birthday.
Our last vacation dinner was at the gourmet. We were going to try the five-course tasting menu.
The tasting menus didn’t last long. Zung really liked them a lot. I liked the eight-course. The five-course didn’t work well for me. It is mushroom heavy. I absolutely hate mushrooms. They taste like dirt to me. They accommodated me really well though, bringing me different things from the eight-course menu.
This was a pea soup. It didn’t have mushrooms, but I didn’t like it either. Zung did though.
This will be the last picture I’m able to post of Olivia. I saw her when I was there in November but didn’t get a pic. She has left the Grand to be home with her little boy, Benjamin.
We went to the Lobby Bar for our last evening here.
We actually went to the show tonight. I had heard rave reviews about their Riverdance type show. It was very well performed. They have such talented dancers. It’s one of the things that sets the Grand apart.
But I’m going to admit, it wasn’t our jam and we didn’t stay for the whole show.
We went to the Lobby Bar for a short time and then headed back to the room.
We really enjoyed getting to stay for ten days. This is the longest we have ever stayed at the Grand. But it was wearing us out! We are not party people and being out late (and I know Daniel would laugh at my definition of late) was taking it’s toll.
It’s always hard to leave. I had been particularly sad the last few days thinking about leaving. I won’t lie, tears were shed. But I was also looking forward to resting from my vacation nights! LOL!
I kept all the roses the maids had been leaving us.
Our going home day was a wonderful, beautiful day.
One last lunch with some treats.
Victor, one of our very favorite people at that Grand, had been in the main building and off for several days, so we had not been able to see him. We asked every time we came through. We decided to ask one last time and this time he was there!
This had been a really wonderful trip.
When we got home we had a few lazy days.
We had Happy Hour at a new local restaurant.
We had wine on the porch swing.
Dinner out back.
We got home on Wednesday. On Sunday morning I was reading the news on my app, checking my email.
We decided to look at an open house for a fun thing to do on a Sunday afternoon.
We did that every so often if something looked interesting. We’d been casually looking for a new house for about ten years.
And then this happened.