Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentine's Day Breakfast

Our Valentine's day started out with a lovely breakfast with friends. Of course there are any number of close-by restaurants that serve lovely breakfasts, but we decided to go someplace a bit further afield, a resort called Lindo Mar just down the beach from us a bit.

Well, a bit might be somewhat of an understatement. It is a bit of a trek, actually.

The Mysterious Chinese Woman Raring To Go

Just Down The Beach

Past The Young Ladies Eating Breakfast

Past The Children Playing

Beyond The Old Fisherman

Up The The Rocky Terrain

Stop To Search For Beach Glass - Nice View

Down A Few Steps

Across Some More Rocky Terrain

Getting Close

Just Up A Few Steps

And Here We Are

Well, we could have taken a taxi, but what fun would that have been? The walk was an adventure and the restaurant is well worth it. An all you can eat buffet with a great selection of food in an open-air setting with wonderful views.

Nothing Too Fancy

Omelettes Made To Spec

And Tacos Too

A Wide Selection Of Mexican Cusine

My Initial Selection

The tamales were pink and a bit sweet for my taste, more like a desert than anything. The pork stew was dynamite though. Really delicious flavor and the pork was perfectly tender. I would go back again just for a big bowl of that. There were also pastries, cereals, fruits and fruit juices. It is no wonder that this place always draws a crowd.

Our Crowd

Bill And Marcie

Dennis And Katherine

Bar Man And Mysterious Chinese Woman

We had a great time and then headed back home almost the same way we came. We really did work for our meal. Then later we all headed out for dinner. I will post about that a little later. Now I am going to pop a cerveza and head to the pool to catch a few rays and do a little reading.

I am reading The Honourable Schoolboy by John le Carre. I am a fan of John le Carre and I don't know why I haven't gotten around to reading this book before. It is, as usual, quite good. One of my favorites was The Spy Who Came In From The Cold. I think I will make a point of reading it again along with Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. If you ever get a chance, see the movie The Spy Who Came In From The Cold starring Richard Burton. Really a great movie. Make it a double feature with Night Of The Iquana.


Saul said...

If you dig Le Carre check out the excellent adaptations of Tinker Tailor and A perfect Spy made by the BBC in early eighties. As good if not better than Burtons stuff and recently re-released on DVD.

Bar Man said...

Thanks for the suggestion. One of my favorite Burton movies is Villian, but I don't think it is out on DVD. I saw it in a movie theater many, many years ago.