~ TRIP REPORT ~ DAY 3 ~

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  1. janie

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    DAY 3 ~ SATURDAY

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    We woke up at 6:30, anxious to see the sun, and start our day.

    We went to Pelicanos for breakfast again.

    The food and the service are great, and how could you NOT love the view?

    MIMOSAS!!!

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    Would you like a tour?

    I am standing at the end of Constituyentes Avenue with my back to the beach.

    On the right is the ROYAL, and on the left is the GRAN PORTO REAL ...

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    Facing the beach, this is the unused pier ...

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    This is the Gran Porto ...

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    The Gran Porto beach ...

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    The Royal beach ...

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    Beach beds at the Royal ...


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    Beach at the Royal ...


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    I walked back to the pool and found Ditzy and Mitzy on their lounge chair ...

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    We invited them to go for a walk with us, but they wanted to wait for pool aerobics,
    so they stayed at the hotel.


    Since our last trip to Playa we have been dreaming of arrachera steak at HC Monterrey,
    so we decided to go out for lunch.

    We took a walk down Constituyentes Avenue, and finally, we're here!!!

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    Here's Norb, waiting anxiously for his lunch ...

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    Here's the grill where the magic happens ...

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    And, it was totally worth the wait!!!!

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    That steak is sooooo tender and tasty, and the baked potatoes are delish!

    2 steak dinners and 2 diet Cokes ... only $22.00!

    After stuffing ourselves we went across the street to Mega, a super market.

    Right inside the door, rows of poinsettias ...

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    The plants' association with Christmas began in 16th century Mexico, where legend tells of a young girl who was too poor to provide a gift for the celebration of Jesus' birthday. The tale goes that the child was inspired by an angel to gather weeds from the roadside and place them in front of the church altar. Crimson "blossoms" sprouted from the weeds and became beautiful poinsettias.



    A look around Mega ...

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    YUM!!! ...

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    The booze section ...

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    Time to go back to the beach for an afternoon nap ...

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    We went back to our room to shower and dress for dinner, and this is what
    greeted us ...

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    Tonight we went to the Asiana restaurant for dinner.
    You don't need to make a reservation here.

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    We had wine, crab soup, sushi and, although it wasn't on the menu,
    the chef made us shrimp fried rice, and it was very, very good! :D

    I guess I was too hungry to take any pictures, but here's my dessert ...

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    Tonight's entertainment was the Mexican show.

    We have seen variations of this show many, many times over the years, and we always enjoy it ...

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    Such pretty costumes ...

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    After the show we stopped in the lobby bar for a drink, and then back to our room ...


    GOODNIGHT!
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  2. LadyLegs

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    Janie ~ You're making me want to go to Playa!!!

    Your pictures are PERFECT!!!
     
  3. janie

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    Thank you, dahling!!!

    I think you would LOVE Playa! :cool:
     
  4. EngineerGuy

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    Damn that food looks amazing!!
     
  5. janie

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    YUM! IT WAS GOOD! :lol:
     
  6. Greta

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    Lovin' the reports.
     
  7. Michael F.

    Michael F. Moderator/1st CC Member Registered Member

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    thanx, janie :)
     
  8. Steve

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    rockrgrrrl I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    Sounds like an amazing trip! :)
     
  10. janie

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    thanks so much for reading!!!! :lotsoflove:
     
  11. Greta

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    Do we get a part 4?
     
  12. jenfleur

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    Dear god, pass the cake selection! The diet can go to hell!
     
  13. nicolefromthestl

    nicolefromthestl Newbie Registered Member

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    Been almost 7 years since we stayed at theGran Porto Real...MISS it!!!
     
  14. tele65

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    Janie. . .as usual you put us there with your trip report. . .I don't even want to talk to you about how many trip reports I owe you now. :( lol . . .this Thursday will be our 8th trip since spring of '06 after Wilma and I think I've done maybe one or two of those trips. :(