Greetings from Mexico! We left Omaha Nebraska on the 22 of January. Our flight was overweight and we were told that our plane was overweight and needed 3 passengers to get off or we weren't going anywhere. They offered a flight one hour later and a $400 travel voucher. So the apple of my eye and I got off even though they only had one travel voucher left-2 people had already gotten off. We left my sister and brother in law on the same flight and would meet up with them in Houston on our connecting flight. As they were creating our new boarding passed, i asked our guy "that's first class right?". He just laughed. As we boarded the plan, he jabbed me with his elbow and said "I got you into first class". Good start to our vacation. Our plane arrived 35 minutes early so we ran into my sister and brother in law right away. Next flight was right on time and the next thing you know we were in Mexico! When we were waiting in line at immigration we saw my other sister coming from Minneapolis! We all breathed a sigh of relief and some women in line behind us who were ALSO sisters let her cut and get in line with us. Could this trip go anymore smoothly? I forgot to mention green lights all around at customs. We go outside and look for our transfer guy and can't find him. Finally we do and we are on our way (35 miles per hour through stop signs even). You all forgot to mention that to me. It seems like the ferry is there immediately but maybe it wasn't. The cute little guitar player on top sang Fulsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash. We get our little bicycle cart guy and head to Posada del Mar. I have already fallen in love with this island at first sight. We got checked into our rooms with the front desk guy who was nice. Then we head to Jax to feed the picky men in the group. The men both had bbq chicken which was just grilled chicken (no bbq) sauce and it was very good. I had the fish and chips which were soggy in the middle but the fish itself was delicious. I can't remember what sisters had. Denise had a dirty colada which was good and Traci had a key west best (drink) and it was good too. After dinner we headed back to the hotel and sat under the palapa bar as we have done everynight so far. Oh I forgot to mention to MNHasSnow that I had the banana nutella marquesitas for dessert. YUM. The cheese ones are very good too. BUT the strawberry margaritas at Posada are delicious. We met Romi (sp?) and Lea another bartender at Posada who is adorable! I also met Raoul who is, I believe, the owner of hotel D'Gomar? We sang La Bamba together. He was my new best friend but unfortunately we haven't run into him again. He is quite a character and we had a LOT of laughs that night. One time (later in the evening) when I tipped Lea, he said gracias and I said dinero instead of de nada. So everytime I see him we laugh over it. He will periodically walk by us clutching fistfuls of money saying dinero, dinero. Did I mention that he is adorable?
We went to bed early that night because we were all tired from not sleeping the night before from excitement and early flights. The weather here has been absolutely perfect in our opinion 80s during the day and 70s at night. It has never been cool.
My sister Traci and I got up at 4 am (this has become our routine) and sat down by the pool and visited. Brother in law, Dan goes for a very early run around town. Some things about Posada del Mar, stay is friendly if you are friendly, beds are fine, water pressure is fine. We are in the new building and have safes and refrigerators in the rooms. The rooms are clean and the maids are wonderful. They come in the afternoons.
We had our first breakfast at Alexia and Giovanni's and it was excellent. So we decided each morning to work our way down and eat at all 4 stalls. On this day Traci and I had the huevos motulenos. And I can't remember what everyone else had. I also tried the jamaica, orange juice and watermelon water.
After breakfast, we stopped by Captain Tony's to book a trip to Contoy. My sister Denise and her husband Dan did not bring flippers and Captain Tony loaned them 2 pairs so we could learn to snorkel before contoy. How nice is that?! So we went on to avalon to practice. We loved it! I thought we might have to pull Denise out and force feed her because it seemed that she would not ever come out of the water.
Later that afternoon we ate lunch at Brisas Mexicana. My food and Traci's was okay. Denise, Dan and Gary loved theirs. Their Pina Coladas were excellent though. Then we walked around town for a while and then back to Posada bar while we waited to get hungry again. That night we went to Taqueria Medina and had the al pastor tacos and the barbacoa. The barbacoa tacos were my favorite food so far.
There is sunshine calling my name and my sisters and brother in law are leaving in 2 days so I have to go but I will try to post more in a couple days if I can find this place again. It costs $20MX in case anyone wants to know and it looks like it is by some kind of municipal building on Guerrero.