Dinner, Karaoke, Salsa... did we miss anything for a successful Meet Up? No!!! :)

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Going into Campomar
The original plan was going to a Salsa Club in Old San Juan, but we all are flexible and being spontanous is so much better... so we ended staying in Levittown. Right in front of the hotel there was a place "Campomar" which had all we could have asked for: Puerto Rican food for dinner, karaoke and a dance floor. Well, we found the perfect place.

While Francisco, Mark & me were getting ready for later, Jess & Jason took a walk at the beach. They were back and we were ready. We agreed with everyone to meet at the restaurant at 7:30pm, but it was still early. Nevermind, let's go over there, get a table and chill out there. This place was cozy. The entrance looked so nice and Caribbean, with vegetation and informal. I liked it!

The place wasn't packed, but we had to wait until they have a big table ready for us.
proudly showing his Peruvian souvenir :)
We got a table for 10 ppl, just in case. The atmosphere here invited to party since the beginning, not only because of the decoration, but also because they had a singer. Kary and Nancy would arrive later, straight to the karaoke part, haha. While we were waiting Jess & Jason ordered drinks, haha. They just came from a long day of traveling.

We were discussing about what to order, when Enrico showed up. He arrived with her wife, lovely Lilia. They were in Peru back in November, so bad I couldn't meet them. I was out of town. I was about asking him about his impressions of Peru, when he showed me his Camara bag. It was a Peruvian one, haha. Ok, no need to ask if he liked Peru, lol.

We got a platter of appetizers to share and as usual it took as a bit long to decide what to order for entree, haha.
hungry!!!
The waiter brought all of us a complimentary small bowl of soup while we were trying to decide, mmm. Don't remember very well what everyone got. Jason got rice with shrimps. I guess Jess got mofongo; Enrico got an octopus salad which looked and tasted a bit like cebiche; Lilia got a shrimp mofongo and Francisco & me shared a Churrasco (beef) with mofongo, haha. I was crazy about mofongo, but this would be the last time Francisco would like to have it, haha.

Food was tasty and we enjoyed it. But it was a lot!!! Kary arrived and we were ready to move to the karaoke. A table was waiting for us, lol! But before start to enjoy it, Francisco & me would leave for a little while. It would be a surprise, so we didn't want to say anything to anyone, shhhh.
I did it! The shot is gone :P


I was waiting for Francisco downstairs when I saw a familiar face. It was Nancy! So glad, she could join us! Well, don't go upstairs and join us! We'd need help. We drove to Francisco's place to pick up some presents he had ready for all of us: there were shot glasses!!! We washed and packed them and drove back as soon as possible.

In the meanwhile, Frank already sang. "Calilfornian girls" was a success, bummer we missed it... Francisco didn't want anyone to see the presents, so we went to the bar and gave them to the waitress. Then she came back with them full with a 3 colored drink, mmm. Better not to ask what it was, haha. We also got beads and said cheers!

Party got officially started. We sang, danced, just had a blast, haha. I had some paper with me and it was time to do the traditional drinks for our TB friends :) I know I missed a lot of names, so don't get mad at me.
and my baby!!!!
.. I'd have needed tons of paper, in order not to miss anyone... Enrico and Lilia had to leave, ohhhh, but they would join us the next day, yay!!!!

We kept on having fun, but had to leave too since tomorrow we would visit the Yunque rain forest and needed to wake up early. Just about leaving, they played the song Francisco asked for. It was a duet and who would sing with him??? I know I don't have the best voice in the world, but it was fun, haha. And people liked it, at least they were singing too, lol.

We stayed for a little while longer. It was hard to leave this fun place, haha. But we had to do it. Francisco drove Jess & Jason to their hotel. I was so tired, but didn't forget to ask for a wake up call. Definitely a wake up call would be more than necessary, haha.
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Going into Campomar
Going into Campomar
proudly showing his Peruvian souve…
proudly showing his Peruvian souv…
hungry!!!
hungry!!!
I did it! The shot is gone :P
I did it! The shot is gone :P
and my baby!!!!
and my baby!!!!
Try our tasty sangria and sure we …
Try our tasty sangria and sure we…
nice entrance
nice entrance
Recommendations of the cheff, hehe
Recommendations of the cheff, hehe
mmm, sounds interesting. Try our C…
mmm, sounds interesting. Try our …
nice waiting area
nice waiting area
Best friends: Jason & Jess
Best friends: Jason & Jess
sweet Jess
sweet Jess
Sangria!!!
Sangria!!!
Jason and his daiquiri. He wasnt …
Jason and his daiquiri. He wasn't…
Jason happy holding the sangria, l…
Jason happy holding the sangria, …
toasting with sangrias, yummy!
toasting with sangrias, yummy!
the dancers!
the dancers!
giving a Salsa lesson
giving a Salsa lesson
the singer
the singer
Mark & Yadi together again!!!
Mark & Yadi together again!!!
new friends: Yadi & Jason
new friends: Yadi & Jason
Jess!!!
Jess!!!
this sangria is so good...
this sangria is so good...
the complimentary soup, tastes bet…
the complimentary soup, tastes be…
the Puerto Rican appetizers
the Puerto Rican appetizers
Enrico and Lilia, what a lovely co…
Enrico and Lilia, what a lovely c…
Churrasco & Mofongo with rice & be…
Churrasco & Mofongo with rice & b…
Lilias Shrimp mofongo
Lilia's Shrimp mofongo
oh! looks big!!!
oh! looks big!!!
octopus salad - looked like cebiche
octopus salad - looked like cebiche
lovely couple dancing, awwww
lovely couple dancing, awwww
show me the money!!!
show me the money!!!
The most beautiful that God create…
The most beautiful that God creat…
our table was waiting for us :)
our table was waiting for us :)
what can we eat here???
what can we eat here???
ok, well follow the sign: visit …
ok, we'll follow the sign: "visit…
Franciscos present, haha
Francisco's present, haha
with a local drink
with a local drink
having fun at the karaoke
having fun at the karaoke
our Puerto Rican shots - thanks Fr…
our Puerto Rican shots - thanks F…
Puerto Rican problem solver, lol
Puerto Rican problem solver, lol
how you measure how much to drink,…
how you measure how much to drink…
holding my shot
holding my shot
I drank all my shot :)
I drank all my shot :)
Jess toasting with the local beer
Jess toasting with the local beer
He rocks!
He rocks!
with Enrico, couldnt meet in Peru…
with Enrico, couldn't meet in Per…
with the cook!
with the cook!
the photographer of the group pic …
the photographer of the group pic…
my friend...
my friend...
Shawn...
Shawn...
For Bennie!!!
For Bennie!!!
Claro que tenias que estar present…
Claro que tenias que estar presen…
The organizer!!! Thank you!!!
The organizer!!! Thank you!!!
dont know what it was for...
don't know what it was for...
you had a drink too
you had a drink too
yep, 1st time was in Lima and Puer…
yep, 1st time was in Lima and Pue…
dance time!
dance time!
Francisco and Nancy!
Francisco and Nancy!
Mark singing and Francisco & Nancy…
Mark singing and Francisco & Nanc…
Gunther got 2 drinks, haha
Gunther got 2 drinks, haha
Mark was the star, haha
Mark was the star, haha
lets go Mark!
let's go Mark!
Francisco playing the guiro, haha
Francisco playing the guiro, haha
making fun with the guiro
making fun with the guiro
playing the guiro, lol
playing the guiro, lol
awwwwww
awwwwww
San Juan
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