Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Bye Bye Buddies

Well, once again I have bid farewell to some of my friends who were down here for a week. We had plenty of good times and now that I am down to just two of my long-time friends from Minnesota maybe I will have time to catch up on my posts. Not today, however, manana, or posado manana at the latest.

Luckily there were no more incidents at La Palapa but, sadly, there were either one or two drownings here the other day. Haven't really found anything in the news, but many people that I know saw at least one body. The bay has been unusually rough this year and one of my friend Pat was warned by a lifeguard to stay off the rocks at the water's edge. Playa Los Muertos is living up to its name.

We all had a late breakfast at La Palapa for our last get-together before Jerry, Pat, Jon, and Ruthie headed on home to partly cloudy skies and a high of 33 degrees Farinheit. The one thing I like about temperatures in Centigrade or Celsius is that it is easier to spell.

As I have said before, La Palapa is probably the classiest restaurant on the bay, and possibly the most expensive as well. But the food and service are fantastic.

The Bye Bye Brunch Bunch


Not only is the food delicioso, but the presentations are always so pretty as well.

A Simple Fruit Platter


Waffles


My Eggs La Palapa


The blackberries on the waffles were the best I have ever had. As big as raspberries and really sweet. I wonder if they are local. I will have to ask. The lady who runs La Terraza for breakfast had homemade blackberry jam the other day too.

My eggs were served over a tortilla and black beans and then had green onions and melted cheese on top. Really good, as you can imagine.

I was sad to see the gang leave, but they had a great time and hopefully they will be back again in the not too distant future. Meanwhile my friends Rico and Sandy will be here through the week-end so plenty of good times still await. And, of course, I have a lot of long-term Puerto Vallarta friends here as well so there is never a dull moment.

Our farewell dinner last night was at Cafe de Olla and it was really good too. That will be my next post. Unfortunately, after dinner a few of us went to the Kit Kat Klub and had some of their specialty martini's, or drinks served in a martini glass. I had a couple of Dreamsicles. I don't know if you have ever had one of these orange sherbet and vanilla ice cream treats that they serve on a stick. They were a childhood favorite of mine and these taste just like them. However, they are dangerously potent.

Well, to make a long story short, I think I my camera stayed at the bar when I left. There was just my group at the bar and we shut the place down so I hope I can recover it. The Kit Kat Klub doesn't open until aroung 6:00 P.M so I can't check until later. I do have another, even better, camera with me, but I would hate to lose the pictures. I know I had the camera in there too, because I was taking pictures.