So made it here. We arrived in Cancun at 8pm Saturday night. The lines in customs were really long but we made it to the Best Day platform by 9:20. It went really fast for my manfriend Gary who had taken something to relax himself on the plane. The child who cried on the flight the whole way from Houston didn't even seem to bother him too much. I wondered if the child didn't have any grandparents who could watch her while the mother went on vacation. I got to cross using an airplane restroom off my bucket list after the cocktails at the airport.
At Puerto Juarez we had to get a couple beers, a Sol tall boy and Dos Equis for $17 each. (all prices in pesos)
My sisters and brother in law had arrived on the island earlier in the day and by the time we got to the island were ready for bed. So Gary and I decided to walk around and check things out (and eat). we stopped at Taqueria Medina and had 4 tacos: chorizo, al pastor, barbacoa and chopped pork plus an order of guacamole and chips plus 2 Dos Equis and 2 Sols. It was $200 plus tip. We could hear La banda sin Nombre playing at Faynes.
The next morning we got up early and got 1/2 kilo of cochinita pibil at the market for $125 plus a huge stack of tortillaS for next to nothing. We bought 2 liters of fresh squeezed orange juice and 1 litre of chaya, pineapple and celery for. My sister Traci and I just had cochinita pibil and everyone else ate at Alexia and Geovanni's. They had huevos motulenos, pancakes and bacon and eggs and bacon plus a watermelon water. Their bill was $140 plus tip.
After breakfast, we went to Avalon beach and snorkeled for a few hours. Lunch was at Bally Hoo. 3 fish and chips and two orders of fish tacos, 6 margaritas, 2 pina coladas and 2 Jack and Cokes for $995.
After lunch we laid on Posada beach then came back to pay Romy a visit. (gatine-Lea no longer works here. He got a job working for a cable company). One round of drinks: Jack and coke, Captain and coke and 2 strawberry margaritas was $240.
Later that evening we went to the town square and it was beautiful. All the Christmas lights were still up and it was packed with local families and children playing. There was a couple with a table and a fryer set up and I asked them what they had. I have been dying to try some local food. The husband told me panuchos, salbutes, flautas, empanadas. I said one of everything. They were so great and $50. What a steal! I had to go back and get two cheese empanadas since we only tried the pork ones. By the way, my sisters and I split all this. Now we had to go seek out food for the picky guys. We wanted to get them the chicken at La Mexican but they were closed 7:30 so we went to Pizza Rock. Dan had a ribeye, Gary pepperoni pizza, plus we ordered guacamole, nachos, two waters, corona and pacifico $456. The guacamole was okay but Taqueria Mediana guac was way better,.
I bought some cute tile numbers for my house across from Barlito for $300.