Mark's (Travelman727) Arrival and an E-Ticket Ride on the Golf Cart! LOL

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Silvina and I on our balcony

Since Mark (Travelman727) was arriving today and we had dinner planned at Caramba's, Silvina and I decided to spend a leisurely day around the pool and beach, trying to work on our pitiful tans!  Today was also Mike and Michelle's 25th anniversary and usually we do dinner out with them at Caramba's so it worked out perfectly! 

Silvina and I got up relatively early, enjoyed breakfast at the bar with everyone and then retreated to our respective chairs by the pool!  It was a gorgeous day and one to get a good bit of sun.  It turned out to be an even better day when the beer distributor showed up and I got my case of Belikin delivered! :D  We went up early to start getting ready so we'd be on time when Mark showed up at 6:45pm.

Calm water and beautiful sky
  He had no idea who Mike and Michelle were or that they were even going with us to dinner but true to Mark form, he was right on time and had already made friends with them at the bar by the time we got downstairs! :-) 

We said our hellos and decided to try and cram in the golf cart which turned out to be interesting.  Silvina sat up front with Mark while the three of us tried to squeeze in the back.  Mark has a bit of a lead foot while driving so we got some air over the potholes and dips which left me with a pretty nice sized bruise on my left hip! LOL.  We got to Caramba's and we were ready to chow! I was starving and ready to eat the entire menu at that point! :-) 

As always, had to order my Michelada drink which Mark about gagged on when he tried it.

The three crazy Travbuddies! :D
  He had a Pina Colada which had ice cream in it I think and Silvina had Sangria.   Mike and Michelle are creatures of habit...Belikin beer! LOL.  Mark ordered fajitas, Silvina had coconut shrimp, and I had garlic lobster tails...mmmmmmm.  Normally, we might order dessert or something there but Silvina and I had spotted a frozen custard place in the menu book which just happened to be next door to Caramba's so we decided to try it out. 

Mike and Michelle had talked to Eileen, the owner of DandE's while on a smoke break outside and she said she'd wait for us to finish dinner and also we could sample whatever we wanted.  OMG....I was going to be in heaven!  Not sure how we missed this place every year considering we dine at Caramba's at least two times every year!! :-)  Eileen was super nice and there was another couple in there we chatted with for quite some time and had our own little party going!  We sampled a number of flavors, all of which were yummy, and I settled on her Halloween flavors.

Group shot at dinner
..Pumpkin Spice and Booberry!! She had these awesome two scoop cones so I had to try one, just for picture sake of course!  The custard is made fresh every day by her husband and man was it excellent!! Review to follow of course! :-)

We then made a quick stop at the store for Silvina and I to buy some rum and juice to have drinks back at the room during the week and then we dropped Mike and Michelle off at the hotel since they were not up for a night of partying.  Ok, here is where things get interesting for the night!!! LOL.   We decide to stage a TravBuddy photo in the golf cart which involves Silvina taking the pic of Mark and I - well.....she goes around to the front of the cart as Mark is turning it on...I told him we don't need the cart on as we take it and next thing you know, we are going fast, out of control, almost running over Silvina, and headed straight for the bushes and wall.

Mark and I - my double scoop duty!
I am yelling "Mark, Mark!"  Turns out Mark's artifical leg got stuck on the gas pedal and that is why we were headed on a collision course with the wall.  Fortunately, Silvina had jumped out of the way and the curve around the parking area was not very tight otherwise we would've probably have a rollover! LOL. 

My adreline was pumped after that and certainly in need of a stiff drink after that!  We were going to the Roadkill Bar to watch Dennis Wolfe (Mark's idol) perform but he wasn't playing that night.  We went across the street to Crazy Canuck's where we need most everyone else was.  Mark bought the first round of drinks while we talked to a couple who was down for their 1 year anniversary who ironically were from Southern California.

Jeff aka Jack Sparrow and I - what a cutie!
  They lived in Hermosa Beach which is where I lived for awhile too.  Too small of a world!  

About this time, up walks Russell and his friend Giovanni who decide to hang with us for a bit.  Silvina and I are ready for something more stiff in the way of drinks after watching this chick expose herself on the dance floor after humping the pole. Yes, you read right.  Apparently it's called Punta dancing and no way, no how, will my body ever move like hers did.  If I tried to shake like that, I would break something for sure!!!

I told Silvina I would get us a drink and Giovanni went with me to pick something out.  We settled on an interesting shot which ended up being rather yummy!!! It's called the Cunning Linguist and if you say it fast, well you know what you get! LOL  I can't remember all the ingredients but it was banana liquer, amaretto, and something else.

Silvina and I with our Cunning Linguist shots!
..vodka perhaps?  All I know is they were good and we decided to do another round!! :D 

While we were hanging out watching the Punta Boys perform and the crazy chicks dance, I spotted braids on a guy out of the corner of my eye.  Eeeeeeeee....It was my favorite pirate, Jack Sparrow, from the other night.  Jeff had told me which braids were really his so I was excited to see him out of costume....he actually looks quite the part.  I told him some of my friends wanted to see what he looked like out of costume so Silvina and I took a pic of him and I together so I have the costumed Jeff and the real Jeff! LOL. 

We had a fun night and next thing you know, the bar is closing and time to go home!  Silvina and I had to get up early again in the morning as we had our all day snorkel booze cruise to go on.

Round two and time for Mark to join in.....and yes, we have an added friend to our pic..believe his name was Mellow. LOL
  We said our goodbyes to our local friends, and headed off for another bumpy ride back in the golf cart!!! LOL. 

We got upstairs and were lounging around getting ready for bed when there was a big knock on our door that scared us to death.  Silvina was the brave one and went over asking who it is and it was Mark! LOL.  Apparently the gates were locked at his resort and he couldn't get in.  We got security next door to help and he took Mark back over to figure out what the deal was...apparently Xanadu locks their gates at midnight due to golf cart gas thefts! By this time though, Silvina and I were seriously wide awake so we hung out and decided to go for a late night swim.  As we were downstairs hanging out, our friends from the police dept got off work early (they normally work like 10pm until 4am) so they sat out for a bit and talked to us til we were freezing and ran back upstairs.

One last picture goodnight!! :D
...did not realize how late it was since it took quite a while to sort out Mark's dilemma and it left Silvina and about 3 hours to sleep before we had to be up for the catamaran trip....uuuuuughhhhhhh.

travelman727 says:
For a moment, I thought I had a possessed golf cart; I guess it would help if I possessed more than half a mind. Like the Wizard of Oz scarecrow sings: "If I only had a brain" :-D
Posted on: Nov 09, 2008
silverv says:
Ice cream was yummy...and I saw my life flash accross my eyes as I almost got run over...it was like something out of a cartoon! It happened so quick...I thought Mark just took off and left me there!!! hahaaha
Posted on: Nov 06, 2008
jerseygirl67 says:
OMG>>>that golf cart story...TFF!!!
Posted on: Nov 06, 2008
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Silvina and I on our balcony
Silvina and I on our balcony
Calm water and beautiful sky
Calm water and beautiful sky
The three crazy Travbuddies! :D
The three crazy Travbuddies! :D
Group shot at dinner
Group shot at dinner
Mark and I - my double scoop duty!
Mark and I - my double scoop duty!
Jeff aka Jack Sparrow and I - what…
Jeff aka Jack Sparrow and I - wha…
Silvina and I with our Cunning Lin…
Silvina and I with our Cunning Li…
Round two and time for Mark to joi…
Round two and time for Mark to jo…
One last picture goodnight!! :D
One last picture goodnight!! :D
Another cloudy morning!
Another cloudy morning!
mmmmm, fresh coconuts! :D
mmmmm, fresh coconuts! :D
My case of Belikin!! :D :D :D
My case of Belikin!! :D :D :D
Afternoon view from our balcony
Afternoon view from our balcony
The beautiful shades of blue as th…
The beautiful shades of blue as t…
Another shot of the beautiful night
Another shot of the beautiful night
Gorgeous night!
Gorgeous night!
Our pool! Waiting for us! LOL
Our pool! Waiting for us! LOL
Too bad Mike has his eyes closed! …
Too bad Mike has his eyes closed!…
Mike, Michelle, and I squished in …
Mike, Michelle, and I squished in…
The anniversary couple at dinner
The anniversary couple at dinner
DandEs Frozen Custard
DandE's Frozen Custard
Mark enjoying his Booberry
Mark enjoying his Booberry
Silvina had coconut and chocolate …
Silvina had coconut and chocolate…
Booberry and Pumpkin spice but loo…
Booberry and Pumpkin spice but lo…
Silvina and I enjoying our custard…
Silvina and I enjoying our custar…
Enjoying our custard! :D
Enjoying our custard! :D
Crazy Canucks Beach Bar
Crazy Canuck's Beach Bar
Our friend Russell
Our friend Russell
Giovanni
Giovanni
Mr Mark
Mr Mark
Not sure what happened here but th…
Not sure what happened here but t…
Silvina and I trying to look cute!
Silvina and I trying to look cute!
Only Mark! LOL
Only Mark! LOL
Uhhhh...yeah, thanks for the hand …
Uhhhh...yeah, thanks for the hand…
Bottoms up!
Bottoms up!
Silvina and I getting blown around…
Silvina and I getting blown aroun…
Dark deserted rainy streets of Amb…
Dark deserted rainy streets of Am…
Another empty road shot - these ar…
Another empty road shot - these a…
Our crazy driver! LOL
Our crazy driver! LOL
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