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Old 11-30-2011, 05:33 AM   #1411
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November 29 Playa Del Carmen

Ahhhhh another day at the beach. We had planned to stay 5-6 days to just rest, get some sun, fix a few things but mostly relax. And that is what we are doing!!

A buddy from home FB me a message of a few places to eat. One looked interesting, so I told Sam.... Let's Go. We eat dinner at Alux. The restaurant is in a cenote (cave). It was a splurge from our normal budget..... But the food was great!!











after dinner the waiter gave us a tour of the caves....



You can reserve tables way into the cave. It was really cool.





Then back to the main street to listen to some music and people watch. Playa is all about people on vacation, so it is fun to just watch them. They come from all over the world to be at the beach!



Had to change a rear tail light that got broken, so I got that done in the morning while it was cool. Did not take photos of the process, as I was just getting it done. Then I went down to the beach.



Had an hour massage on the beach (another splurge). Then hung out at the beach thinking Sam would make it down soon, as he had headed off to get his riding pants sewn. But it took him all day.

So I ended up having a great day on the beach. Heard the woman next to me speaking english. Erin had a Wisconsin accent which I know, so that started the conversation. It was one of those great days that I interacted with Erin and Jennifer who both live here now. They we having a girls day at the beach!! And I got to hear the stories of their lives living here. Really great conversations! Love that on my journey I have met such interesting people.

Thanks you two for making my afternoon at the beach a great day!!

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Old 11-30-2011, 06:12 AM   #1412
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:15 AM   #1413
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WOW, dinner in a cafe would be so much fun and the food looked good too.

So why is Sam looking grumpy again. Smile Sam, I know you want to.



You've managed to find plenty of pics. of girls but I haven't seen any flowers recently. There has to be some there, it's warm and the sun is out.

Keep enjoying yourselves.
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:21 PM   #1414
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Hello Bug Sister!

Know the girls on the beach are not for you, but it is what I see my my spot on the beach, just sharing. Not lots of floral photos right now

Trust Me Sam is having a good time
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:13 PM   #1415
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All caught up. Wow!!! What a great trip you are having. Got a HUGE smile on my face when the mariachi music morphed into your Copper Canyon Video. You are making lots of people here, there, and everywhere smile.

I don't think I'm World Traveler material though.......... Warm water, beautiful scenery, sunny skies, and cold Dos XX's........that's the end of the road for me. It can only go downhill from there
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:41 PM   #1416
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Thanks for answering what you are trying keep as a budget, per day. I am amazed it is doable. Sure would like to try that next year, sounds like you are having the time of your life, to me.

I enjoy catching up after work, and seeing the country side pictues. Oh yeah the beach pictures are, interesting, too!
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:48 PM   #1417
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All caught up. Wow!!! What a great trip you are having. Got a HUGE smile on my face when the mariachi music morphed into your Copper Canyon Video. You are making lots of people here, there, and everywhere smile.

I don't think I'm World Traveler material though.......... Warm water, beautiful scenery, sunny skies, and cold Dos XX's........that's the end of the road for me. It can only go downhill from there
Hola Pablo,

Will work on a Paper for Vanessa Class in the next two days..... Covering my ride through Mexico so far. Will leave out teh Dos XX's and bikinis on the beach. That is for ADV only :) Will tell about the ride so far.

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Old 11-30-2011, 04:52 PM   #1418
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I agree.

Looks like a splendid time.
The cave rest is pretty cool.
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:09 PM   #1419
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November 30th Playa Del Carmen.

Still Here

Have decided to stay a few more days....... To relaxing and having a good time.

Had some errand to run this am. There was a formal event in the town square. Lots of police and weapons to protect whoever was speaking at the event.



The square was surrounded by local police who were every 20 feet all around the square. Each one had serious weapons with them. Just not really used to this, but they are just doing there job.



Then another day "working" ....... or being on the beach.



or as the bartender Averboro told me..... " this is my office"



Had a nice Caprese Salad for lunch. Yummy



Sam enjoying the beach!!



As we were sitting on the beach, met a gal from Seattle of all places. Olga has an interesting story as she immigrated from Russia to the US. We shared books we are reading and had a great conversation. Olga. Have a great vacation in Playa.



Sam was feeling the Vibe of the beach. The beach club now knows us



Actually we did not wait for Happy Hour





Not too bad of a motorcycle ride







Stayed until the sun started going over the palm trees!! had to walk and pick up my Laundry. Washed everything for about $2.75 USD and I did not have to do anything



A parade of people on the beach selling junk, offering massages, music etc... NO Gracias

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Old 11-30-2011, 05:54 PM   #1420
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Enjoying the great info and pictures of the scenery etc. in this report but I have to say, the pictures of the two of you just chillaxing in a warm setting, has me wanting to live vicariously through you just as much as the riding! Good stuff
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:33 PM   #1421
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Chillin.......

Just a couple more Beach photos..... Laby Bug you can close your eyes for these

Just photos from my beach chair. Rough day at "my Office"....

















We had a great dinner off the main street, then sat and listened to some music while watching the crowds.....





Was feeling very tropical :)

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Old 11-30-2011, 07:59 PM   #1422
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Nah, I don't need to close my eyes, I'm happy to see you are enjoying the finer views of life. Keep up the good work.
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:01 PM   #1423
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Nah, I don't need to close my eyes, I'm happy to see you are enjoying the finer views of life. Keep up the good work.
Just could not take any guy photos for you today......
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:09 PM   #1424
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WHOA!!!
Lets no go there
.--As I recall Bug Sister wants pix of flowers & furry lil critters OK?
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:15 PM   #1425
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glad to see some of those gals have their PFDs on
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