Thankfully, we are now seriously stuck in wind down mode. We’ve been here two nights, and plan on staying two more nights. Puerto Escondido is a fabulous little resort town, sleepy and beautiful, charming, and apparently only busy during Easter and Christmas.
We goofed off today, I actually reverted to type and slept in until almost ten a.m.! Yay, I’m over the change heebie jeebies. It always takes a while. Iguana Man thoughtfully dropped the laundry off this a.m., we are now fully recharged w/clean clothes. I think the total bill for wash/dry/fold for both of us, two full weeks’ worth, was $7 USD.
We wandered down the road and had great omelets, mine w/spinach and Oaxacan cheese, Iguana Man with ham & cheese? The “chili” or “sauce picante” varies, but it is all delicioso! Then we wandered around, poking our noses into a few little shops, met a nice guy who had a silver shop….I’m going to return before we leave to pick up a few things. We stopped for a couple of beers at a beachfront spot….and I kept raising my hand “Laundry”!!! No no, we have until 3. Not so! The laundry lady closed at two….we had to run up the street, but she waited for us to arrive. It’s all good. Unfortunately, I left my memory card in my computer, so no pictures today.
Best news….my whining must have worked. We are going sailfishing tomorrow morning at 6:30 a.m. I hope to have some great pics for everyone tomorrow. The ocean here is incredibly gorgeous, we sit on the little bay with the frigate birds overhead. Surf’s up about a half mile to the south. The beach is quiet today, as the ankle nippers are in school.
Incredibly, I only found the pool here today! It is beautiful, on the 2 1/2 floor. This little hotel is a gem. The walls have all been faux painted, I’ll take some pics, but the entrance to our room is a trompe d’oeiul mural that has had Iguana Man close to walking into the wall! The maids sweep and mop the tile three times a day….our room is kind of faux plaster finished….with custom wordwork throughout. Thankfully, formica is not a known substance here, for which I am grateful. Did I mention we’re a block from the beach?
Okay, ’tis time to wake up the Iguana Man, I am definitely up for round two of robalo…perhaps I’ll ask the owner and/or chef to suggest a different preparation tonight.
And I just have to laugh, my blog has been picked up by some aggregators…Sports Illustrated, too! Which means I’m now getting comments from people whom I have never met. I started this blog to keep all of my friends and family up to date, but it’s kind of fun….I’ve also been pinged by Costa Rica Today and a Guatemala service. Just think….you can say you knew me when!
Okies. Iguana Man has awakened himself…says “I’m hungry”…..so time to turn off the Toshiba.
~ Blonde Gator