Not the Only Early Riser

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I did not sleep well and woke up early, about 4 o’clock. I kept trying to convince myself that I would fall back to sleep. Then I thought, I should go see Daniel. He’s probably lonely and needs some company.

It was 6 o’clock before I actually got out of bed.

I did get an almost sunrise picture, but once up I was too impatient to wait.

I walked to the Lobby Bar. Much to my surprise, Greg was already there. He said he and Stephanie woke up really early also. She was working out (you go girl).

I had some tea and visited with Daniel and Greg. Daniel asked me about my drinking. I told him that I’d had a lot to drink and went through the list. There were about ten different alcoholic beverages that I consumed through the course of the previous day.

When I got done Daniel said, “That’s not that much.” Greg said, “I don’t know, that sounds like a lot to me.”

I expected Erika to text me but she never did. It was getting close to 8 o’clock and Daniel would be leaving so I got a golf cart ride back to the room.

Erika was still asleep. I sat out on the balcony for a little bit. I went back inside and she was sitting up. She said the phone had rung and woken her up. She was rather irritated. I didn’t blame her. It was the rep for Southwest Vacations saying we had to come arrange our transportation back to the airport. Which was not accurate since we had private transportation.

I was however glad that she was finally awake.

Erika got up and we headed to Bella Vista for breakfast.

I was delighted to see Asael. As usual he remembered my favorites. I ordered Chillaquilles.

I balanced things out with some bacon and fruit.

Erika found enough suitable food at the buffet. She couldn’t find the peanut butter so Asael brought her some and told her where it was.

We went back to the room and got ready for the beach. That involves applying generous amounts of sunscreen. Like absurdly generous amounts.

Must. Not. Get. Sunburned.

They have sunscreen at the towel hut by the pool, but you have to use it there. It is usually Hawaiin Tropic Sheer Touch. I like this brand but I need a higher SPF than they have, the highest of which is 30.

I use Neutrogena Ultra Sheer, which is my very favorite. It doesn’t feel sticky at all. They also make a spray with an extra long handle so I can put it on my back when I’m alone.

Once were thoroughly sunscreened up we quickly made our way to the beach.


We quickly ordered some drinks.

Erika asked for the drinks menu, which was a great idea. I haven’t looked at one of those in years. It had all kinds of good ideas. She appropriated it for the rest of our stay.

I ordered a cucumber gin and tonic and it was really yummy. I think I have a new favorite drink.

Erika got a kir royal.

We also ordered a bucket of ice and bottled water. Sadly, they are becoming a zero plastic waste hotel chain and this is no longer an option, I have learned from my Facebook group.

My plan is to bring an insulated cup. I was just going to bring my Bubba. However, my friend, Tessa, got a really pretty one. That got me to checking out my options and look at how pretty these MIRA bottles are! How can I be expected to resist such an attractive beach accessory?

When we got hungry we went in for lunch where yummy things awaited us.

There was Asael, and wine. Erika liked my Masia Ribot white wine.

I had fish and fries.

Erika had salad and a veggie burger.

I finished off my lunch with coconut ice cream. I am not sure why, but the coconut ice cream just doesn’t taste as good as it used to.

There was more beach time and more drinks.

Erika went in the water. Stephanie and Greg were in so she hung out with them.

If I had to describe the day so far it would be perfect.

We were having a perfect day.


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  1. You know by now that your pictures are all sideways! Question about your new drink Atlantico. Tell me about it.

    1. See my new “post” regarding the sideways pictures.
      Atlantico is a rum made in the Dominican and the Grand started carrying it about a year ago I think it was. About that same time Havana Club started tasting different to me. Atlantico is now my favorite.

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