Mexico 2011...part 34
Posted 04 June 2011 - 08:37 PM
In the morning I didn't need to shop for anything. I cleaned out the fridge an got rid of everything that would spoil. Swept the floors and mopped them. I took out all the garbage, picked up my laundry, and was ready to got to the airport in the morning. I did have to leave to say goodbye to a few friends. I went to Villa Blanca to say goodbye to Arturo.
I went across the street to say the goodbye to Sam and Alex at La Hach. Alex wasn't in but Sam was.
I did have to go to the square and say so long to Freddy.
Pepe was there and he did give my mother a run for her money dancing at the party.
It wasn't a long walk through the square to get to Tony's restaurant. I said goodbye to them but only got his wife's photo along with the cooks that make everything happen there.
David picked me up early in the morning and dropped me off at the ferry. The trip to Playa was sad but I will be back. I have already purchased tickets for July 5th. I am bringing my girlfriend, her 2 grand kids, and a babysitter. We will stay for a week or up to a month or more depending on how the kids get on.
Here is a break down of my expenses. I though I spent way to much on this trip but I had a good time. I was only gone for 50 days.
$318....Dental work, root canal and crown
$50....Medication...amoxicilina, Tylex CD
$100....hard alcohol...4-vodka, 2-rum, 2-Xtabentun, 1- Contoy, 1 tequila
$20.... lawn maintenance
$100 in Misc hotel rooms.
$120...gas for Explorer
$200....Mauro for playing at the parties.
$150.... gifts- for girlfriend and kids.
$500...trip to Belize
$100....transportation...bus and ferry to airport, car ferry
$200....drinks in bars
$250...food at home
withdrew...$3226 on my ATM card. I had no ATM fees or foreign currency conversion fees.
had $2000 peso in cash.
had $100 in American currency.
This was pre-paid.
$4136 total for 50 days.
$82.72 per day
I also have to rationalize a little here to justify the money spent.
I also had Uncle John and My mother down for two weeks and they didn't have to pay for a hotel or most food and beer.
I made breakfast for the neighbors 20 times and dinner 10 times
No one had to rent a car including my two friends that came down.
It was a good trip and money well spent.
Posted 04 June 2011 - 09:33 PM
Posted 04 June 2011 - 10:18 PM
Posted 05 June 2011 - 07:26 PM
Nah Ha 602
Posted 06 June 2011 - 01:15 PM
Posted 06 June 2011 - 08:30 PM
I don't have to bring any clothes down this trip as I left them down there in the bag I got back from the laundry. I am bringing down an electric hand mixer and cordless drill, some things for other people, and a quick set 10' diameter pool that I can set up on the patio for the kids to cool off in when we aren't at the beach. From talking to people on Cozumel it seems that it is an unusually hot summer. It seems the same here in Illinois because we didn't have a spring and now have very hot weather.
I've talked to my friends that rent me the house and they tell me that the three air conditioners work. My girlfriend would leave me if they didn't. I talked to David and he is going over to the house the day before I arrive and will turn the power back on along with the air conditioners, water, gas, and plug in the refrigerator.
We will catch a cab once we get off the ferry and stop at Sedana for beer and ice, maybe some pop also before going to the house. I won't be sure the Explorer is there as my neighbor is using it and I have no way to contact her.
If the trip turns out to be bad or good, I'll post a report when I get back. Yes, they still sometimes dress the kids the same.
Posted 12 June 2011 - 06:50 AM
We stayed at the Villa Blanca last week and said hello to Arturo and Sam at La Hach for you. Good folks all. My son and Sindy the waitress at La Hach hit it off and Sindy came over to the hotel the morning we were leaving to say good bye. She is very sweet. I wil try and post a report once we get settled back in. Wish we were on the island at the same time. I would like to buy you a beer. Thanks for the trip reports. I read this one while on the island and showed Arturo his picture.
Posted 12 June 2011 - 06:19 PM
We'll get together on of these days and down a few. Looking forward to your report when you get time. I'll be down in about 23 days with kids and girlfriend. Wish me luck.
Posted 14 June 2011 - 09:48 AM
Posted 26 June 2011 - 08:52 AM
On your trip reports you mentioning stopping at Sandra's several times for lunch. The food looked good in the photos. Where is Sandra's?
Posted 26 June 2011 - 04:54 PM
Her food is good. I've never had a bad meal there.
I'll be down in about 8 days for I hope a month. I can show you where it is if you like.
Posted 06 July 2011 - 03:15 PM
Posted 17 July 2011 - 09:15 AM
Posted 22 July 2011 - 09:08 AM
I appreciate that! How was Sindy? My son and her hit it off pretty good when we were there. Unfortunantly I believe she is either married or has a boyfriend. She was still a sweetie and came to the Villa Blanca the morning we left to tell us goodbye. She started tearing up and asked us to stay. I would have loved to and could possibly be spending more time there in the very near future. Steve, what are you paying for your rent house for a year? Just curious if it might be something I could also do. I would not need much.
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