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One month in Paradise

Paul and Jadzia's visit

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We have now been here a month. This week my cousin Paul and his partner Jadzia arrived on the same flight as our friends Maggie and John who will be staying with us for at least a month.

It is quite nice to arrive here at the house at 1:15 when you get the Merida flight. It was a bit of a shock for Paul and Jadzia as our home is large but sparse. But it didn't take them long to take it all in and decide we actually have a great spot here.

Once they settled in with a beer and margarita enjoying the waves and the sun they were suddenly hit with fatigue. We had planned for a bbq steak dinner with other friends Ian and Sheila for their first meal.

As we do with all our guests, and since it was a nice day for a walk into Chicxulub for Panuchos and juice. We always like to introduce our guests to this wonderful little meal along with an orange carrot juice mixture for a 50 4$ each person! I know Sheena and Adam love these little delights made with a corn tortilla that is stuffed with black bean and then fried then shredded chicken topped with avocado and tomato
A Panucho is a Mexican food specialty from the Yucatán made with a refried tortilla that is stuffed with refried black beans and topped with chopped cabbage, pulled chicken or turkey, tomato, pickled red onion, avocado, and pickled jalapeño pepper.

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It was hot enough to jump in the ocean upon our return with even Maggie joining us despite her normal resistance to the ocean. We were 5 ladies bobbing around in the water with no men to bother either of us; what a lovely day!

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We were just enjoying a relaxing morning on the veranda when suddenly a Norte arrived and we were running around gathering up the furniture that was flying all over the place. What a change and the rain came with it. Time for movie watching but wait the power was also out for a couple of hours. What to do without Internet and tv we are lost! We did get it back and managed to watch 2 movies. Mamma Mia's was having lasagna dinner special so off we went into Chicxulub by bus to a lovely meal. Despite the hard seats!

Nothing like a drink at Eladios in Progreso; order a drink and for no additional cost they feed you as well. Once you fill up on the free food you leave and head home. Walking around the town a bit checking out some of the shops.

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While I was in Merida at a IWC meeting the rest of the gang were at a fundraiser breakfast for the spay and neuter project in Chicxulub at El Faro

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Our guest treated us to a lovely dinner at Sol y Mar with a shared specialty of the house; breaded stuffed grouper! They loved it so much they wanted to return again the next day! We arrived at 7pm and were the last customers in the place and were feeling a bit rushed as it seemed they were about to close.

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We walked along the Malecon to check out the bikes for the triathlon in the morning, while enjoying these wonderful treats called churros made fresh while you wait.
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Sunday in Merida is a must for first timers and if only here a week you can't not go even if it is 34C. Off we go on the coach! a little slower as the cyclist were taking up two lanes of the Merida Triathlon.
What a lovely day despite the heat! I love Santa Lucia Park taking in the lovely local dancers! There are no young people up there dancing. We are tacos al pastor on the square. (Plaza Grande)

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The week with Paul and Jadzia ended on a lovely note. With it being Constitution Day it was a holiday which meant that El Patrullero would be open and so instead of going to El Faro as planned we could go and have fried fish! Rosie and Leo Giroux were meeting us with their friends from Merida at El Faro for a drink and took the along with us to discover the great food available here in our little port town of Chicxulub. The meal was enjoyed by all as always!

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Posted by OhUiginn 18:49 Archived in Mexico

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