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Old 01-07-2014   #16 (permalink)
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Spoiler Alert...Spoiler Alert...We were there the same Days at the Playa Maya. Tons-o-Fun...Lots of sunshine...Drinking-a-plenty...Goofy halloween costumes...Great food...I would post pictures but don't have scanner at work...Oh...and I'm to stooopid to figure out how to do a trip report...
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Let's keep this warm weather party going! This cold, grey, PNW stuff, has me jonesing for more Playa pics. And how bout that half hog buffet at Wah Wah!?

Smoking pig under a palapa in a plywood box. Genious!
I'd love to be on the beach in Playa right now, but I had to scoff at the news last night concerning the "Coast to Coast" DEEP FREEZE! I guess they would be right, if the West coast starts at MONTANA! We had a beautifully sunny 36 degree day yesterday, no snow, and its a balmy 27 this morning. Quite typical. Those folks back east are get'n it tho! That Green Bay game was somethin!

Oh, I DO LLLUUUuuv me some Pig out of a plywood box too!

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We had a fabulous time last night and I wish you all could have been there, whole roasted pig and at least 50 other traditional dishes! ....
I say there were 200 people there. We sat with our neighbor and her friends and before I knew it, I sipping Filipino rum on ice. Her friends are bad influences.....and I feel it today. Lol!
THAT! sounds quite fun Sharon....

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Ok, so is he still celebrating the old year/new year??
.............as a matter of fact But, the holidays are finally over. I strung em out as long as I could.

Now back to the TR.
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Now back to the TR.
Good start.... keep it comin'!
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Alrighty!
That redeye doesn't provide for much shuteye. So, after 12 hours of sleep we were ready for our FIRST FULL day in Playa!

It was cloudy, but we didn't care; we were at THE Playa Maya! And were very much looking forward to our first breakfast on the beach. under the palapa. with our TOES IN THE SAND!!!

We both had pancakes and bacon. And juice. And coffees. The coffee was good. I think it might have come with some fruit on this day. I didn't take many pictures of the food; now I wish I woulda. Even if you ordered something you had on a previous day, it would come slightly different each time. The breakfasts were certainly one of the best things about Playa Maya. Unless you need to get out of town early, it was very convenient and good food. We ate here on 9 of the mornings in Playa.

You don't have to go far to enjoy the day after breakfast!

Aaaaaaahhhh......


We planted our asses right there for the morning.

Red Beers.
Swimming in the ocean.
Margaritas.

People watching....


Swimming in the ocean....
Daiquaries.

People watching.....


Swim.......

Got cut this short for now.... got a meeting.
next up Dirty Martini, El Fogon, Mega, Carboncitos, and Football!!
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Alrighty!
That redeye doesn't provide for much shuteye. So, after 12 hours of sleep we were ready for our FIRST FULL day in Playa!

It was cloudy, but we didn't care; we were at THE Playa Maya! And were very much looking forward to our first breakfast on the beach. under the palapa. with our TOES IN THE SAND!!!

We both had pancakes and bacon. And juice. And coffees. The coffee was good. I think it might have come with some fruit on this day. I didn't take many pictures of the food; now I wish I woulda. Even if you ordered something you had on a previous day, it would come slightly different each time. The breakfasts were certainly one of the best things about Playa Maya. Unless you need to get out of town early, it was very convenient and good food. We ate here on 9 of the mornings in Playa.

You don't have to go far to enjoy the day after breakfast!

Aaaaaaahhhh......


We planted our asses right there for the morning.

Red Beers.
Swimming in the ocean.
Margaritas.

People watching....


Swimming in the ocean....
Daiquaries.

People watching.....


Swim.......

Got cut this short for now.... got a meeting.
next up Dirty Martini, El Fogon, Mega, Carboncitos, and Football!!
Si amigo, no need for motivation to go anywhere, Playa Maya was great!!

Enjoying your TR, thanks!
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I needed that update! It's a whopping 14f right now, steady winds of 15-20 mph....brrrrrrr!
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Spoiler Alert...Spoiler Alert...We were there the same Days at the Playa Maya. Tons-o-Fun...Lots of sunshine...Drinking-a-plenty...Goofy halloween costumes...Great food...
Hey Frank! It was great meeting you and Shawnda! It was FUN time wasn't it!?! I wish we could get back down there with you guys in March. The Luna Blue tho? It seems like a VERY cool place, but I don't think we can tear ourselves away from the Playa Maya beach!

....okay, back to the rest of this day's TR.
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We needed to get supplied up at the Mega, so we got some clothes on and started our trek. We intended to get lunch at El Fogon up on Constituyentes, across from the Mega.

We got started up 5th Avenue and I remembered I was thirsty and wanted to find the Dirty Martini. I ended up turning on the wrong street to get back to 1st Avenue and feeling I was too far north, stopped in at The Phantom Dive shop to ask for directions (WHAT? a man that asks for direction!?!?!....). this turned out to be a great time to find out about diving, which we have never done (...and it had just started raining). It seemed like a pretty good deal to be able to do 2 open water dives (after orientation) for 90 bucks a piece. This was called their PADI Discover Scuba Diving and was offered twice a day at 12:30 and 4.

This was all very interesting, but then I remembered I was thirsty. We made our way back to the Dirty Martini. Greko was just opening up. Thank goodness, since the rain was really starting to let loose. Greko is quite a character and was quick to chat us up. Asking what we had planned and such. I'd filled him in that I'm quite a planner and was armed with an extensive "playa.info" list of places to eat and drink; the Dirty Martini being near the top of the list! He thought most of the choices were good. He said we HAD to have the Media de Frijoles (bean soup) while at El Fogon.

After a couple beers the rain had stopped and we were on our way in the sweltering heat. I really enjoyed El Fogon. I can't remember if we tried any of the other locations. I guess I'll find out right along with you guys as I recreate this trip through drunken notes, date stamps of the pics, and tequila stained receipts!

We ordered the Media de Frijoles (22p - i think just a cup), 3 Tacos al Pastor (30p), 3 Tacos al Pastor con Carne (30p), and two Pacificos (52p).



So, the bill says 134.00 or 12.18 USD. Well, they're not gouge'n that extra dollar and 18 cents outta this gringo! I'm getting a whop'n 13:1 at the ATM, so they're getin PESOS! Entiendo!?! I'm feeling pretty cool with my mad math skills at this point. I just wish they would stick around for few tequilas!

Over to the Mega for liquor and beer. I don't really remember what all we got just that it was heavy. And that it made me thirsty on the way back. We stopped in at the Dirty Martini.



I apologize this is taking so long. I've been typing this post since b4 lunch, but these people keep coming in and making me work! I have to finish the rest of the day tomorrow.
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Love El Fogon! And the Frijoles Charros are delish!!
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Lol!! I do hope you can refrain from using and doing the 4 letter word you keep referring to. Remember, there may be children here...: joker:
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yay!

Will you please tell your boss you have much more important things to do than work, i mean, you have people from several countries waiting on this very important inforamation you have you know
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I'm just taking a minute to apologise. my online time has been taken up coordinating dog rescue and re-homing. the transport logistics are maddeniing. Who knew
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You are so totally off the hook after reading why there is a delay!! Rescue on....we will wait until things settle!
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Old 01-13-2014   #29 (permalink)
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I'm going to do a trip report on our vacation, but first I have to deliver food to the home bound, and then give blood at the red cross, after I help build wheelchair ramps for the disabled, but first I have to go read to the blind....But then I'm going to get right on it...
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