We had a leisurely morning today, even though several of us were up early. Misa went to Mass while the other three of us grabbed breakfast on the beach. While Amy and Katie chose Mexican food, I went with French toast because I couldn’t not have that once I saw it on the menu. But I did have Mexican hot chocolate! So tasty!
We walked along the sand to where rocks blocked our path, stopping to take pictures of (and get accidentally soaked by) the waves along the way. At the beach, Amy and I lazed about on the sand while Katie set off to explore. Eventually we made our way into the water, just around the same time as Katie and Misa met us at our towels with a piña colada for each of us.
The beach was full of a lot more locals than just about any other part of the beach. There were stairs leading over the rocks that took us to another little beach, but I wouldn’t have wanted to swim there because there were too many rocks in the water. Katie went with me and fortunately is a patient person, because the sandy rocks and heights made the going tricky for me. Someday I won’t be afraid of heights, but today was not that day.
When we left the water and walked along the sand again, I did probably the most me-thing ever: I found the hole from someone’s sand castle and stepped into it, twisting my right ankle. Luckily, I didn’t hurt it too badly, and some ibuprofen took away most of the pain, but it is bothering me off and on. My other ankle must have felt left out, because later in the evening I stepped into a hole in the sidewalk with that one. Lesson learned: ignore the sights around you and just watch the ground.
Following the advice of some people in a pool (it was right next to the malecón!), we found a taco stand a few streets over for lunch. Amy and Katie ordered the food while Misa and I grabbed drinks from the OXXO (a convenience store), and we sat under an umbrella to eat it. The food was amazing. Absolutely fantastic. We had 8 tacos and 4 quesadillas and we only stopped there because we were so full. Misa, in typical Misa-fashion, managed to make friends and get a recommendation for a rooftop bar from one of the other customers. She befriends absolutely everyone!
After lunch, we headed back to the apartment to rest a little and decide what to do for the evening. Eventually, Amy, Misa, and I headed back out while Katie rested. The three of us did a little touristy shopping, bargaining down prices and checking out local crafts. We found a fun park full of mosaics and walked the length of the malecón. We snacked from food carts as we went along, so I had a dinner of elote, guava Italian ice, and half a sweet empanada-like thing. There were also stands selling crepes, tamales, tacos, all sorts of desserts, rice and bean plates, and, well, just about everything you could imagine. We ended up in a little park where music was playing and everyone was dancing or eating.
Despite the limited physical exercise of today, I’m completely wiped out. We have to be up extra early tomorrow for our whale sight seeing tour, so it’s bedtime!