Our Last Day of (Southern Hemisphere's) Summer
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We slept in and it was almost 11:00 when we got out of the room. We figured (correctly, it turns out) that we'd missed the breakfast provided by Princess so we walked to the mall to find something to eat. Since we were not interested in the food court, it took us a while but eventually we ended up in "the Boulevard", an area with lots of restaurants on two levels around an outside courtyard. Some US chains were there (Friday's, Benihana, Starbuck's…) but there were a number of nice local places as well. We had tea and croissants ("los Medialunas") at "Dulce Lunas", an outdoor Café. After walking the mall a bit, we returned to the hotel where we met Frank and Pat. They said they were waiting for Val and Pat to get back from the wine tour and then they plus the Vic & Jean were going to lunch. Vic & Jean, having checked out of their own hotel since they' were flying out later in the day, were in Gus & Val's room. When 2:00 arrived and Gus & Val hadn't arrived, we returned to the Boulevard, this time for empanadas at El Perron. After lunch Lin bought a nice Lapislasuli pendent at a shop in the mall.
Back atthe hotel, I headed for the pool while Lin relaxed in the room. Dinner was at Cueravaca, a steak house not far from the hotel. Dinner was excellent as was the service. Even though the staff spoke limited English, they were great and we had a good meal and a good time.