Today was another perfect day here in paradise. Sunny and 32 C again.
Today we headed into Ixtapa for lunch at the Pacifico resort. We had a coupon for 400 pesos (about $40.00) to use up. Have you ever tried to spend $40.00 on breakfast in Mexico? It’s a bit like the game you played as a kid where you tried to spend a million dollars out of the Sears Catalog. It’s hard to do but we did it. With a tip, we were able to spend it all. (Murray, you’d have been proud)
Part of the lunch was a huge fresh fruit concoction that was to die for. Take a watermelon and lop the bottom off it so it will sit flat on a plate. Cut the melon off about 5 inches above the plate then take an ice cream scoop and dig 3 large holes in the watermelon. Put the scoops of watermelon back on top of the watermelon, then stand full size slices of cantaloupe, honey-dew melon, and papaya in the 3 watermelon holes. Finish it off with a big old scoop of lime sherbet. I’d love to show you a picture but we kind of got eating before I got the camera out and it was gone before I could take the picture!
We finished our shopping in Ixtapa and escaped before there were too many barriers set up to impede the traffic. There is a huge triathlon here tomorrow. Apparently it is an annual event and a very big deal here. There is lots of preparation underway and we were warned that trying to get anywhere in Ixtapa tomorrow will be difficult.
I think I have been away from home too long! All the mannequins here look particularly well filled out and all the stores have them. They don’t seem to look the same as most of the people we see walking in the street but I will keep looking and let you know if I find a match. 😉 For some reason, that has now escaped me, I thought that this information might be useful to someone.
We were walking down the street and found a wedding shop with some dresses that are quite different from home. (Alicia, pay attention) They are really quite beautiful. Andrea has picked out the gold one to wear to Alicia’s wedding. (Hehe) If anyone is looking for wedding garb and likes these styles, we can give you the address. They have pretty good pricing too. These three are each between $400.00 and $600.00.
We found another massage place today. This one was in town and provided a real good massage for 250 pesos. (about $25.00)
We lost two of our group today. Paige and Jay left for home. We hope they are still following this blog because we need them to know what they missed tonight.
As we walk to and from town, we have been passing Lety’s restaurant but we have never gone in. It turns out that this little place, above a fisherman’s bar is another Trip Advisor recommended restaurant. It’s kind of on the wrong side of the tracks, or in this case river and looks a tad local. It’s one of those places that you would normally just walk by.
Julie, Ed and us walked to the small second floor restaurant and seated ourselves at one of the dozen or so tables and ordered coconut shrimp. After all, it was the specialty of the house. The owner, Lety herself, came out and introduced herself to us and thanked us for coming then headed off to the kitchen to prepare our order.
The second floor location provides a nice view of the public pier, across the river. Lety tells us that she has owned the restaurant for about three years. The decor was already there when she opened the restaurant. Would you have guessed from the wall art that it was a fisherman’s bar?
The food was excellent! The coconut shrimp was done perfectly and the shrimp were a good size. This place gets a double thumbs up for great seafood, authentic atmosphere, friendliness, and being close to our hotel. Too bad we have been walking by instead of walking in! Too bad, Paige and Jay, you missed another great one.