Finally our first morning to sleep in and unscheduled day since the Friday after we got here!! I was wide awake at 7 am. The smell of the island roast coffee that Kristen had made lured me out of bed. You know those cartoons where the character is smelling something and their nose is in the visible aroma while their feet are dangling in the air? Yeah, that was totally me. I got some coffee and started catching up my blog from yesterday. Soon Curtis broke the disappointing news that only he and the newbie Jason wanted to dive, but the dive shop needed at least three people, else they would need to go with a different dive company and it would cost more money. Kristen reluctantly agreed to do a one tank dive but Curtis signed her up for two. I was looking forward to my relaxing day of doing nothing. The pool has been darn near empty the entire trip and I’ve barely gotten to enjoy it!! No more salt water in my mouth, no more nasty snarled hair from my mask. But soon I was feeling a bit left out, then I was feeling like I would be missing something. What if they spotted dolphins? Kristen asked me a good question, would I regret not going? Why yes, I think I would have. We left Nick in bed sense he was very adamant about being done doing things and the three of us headed to the dive shop.
After our dives we were starving. We showered quick and decided to go to Caliente again. I think Curtis wasn’t happy with his fishy banana chowder cere and wanted to get the fajitas Nick and I raved about. The lunch menu was more of a classic Mexican menu. Both Curtis and Nick ordered the fajitas, I got a burrito (good, but the fajitas were better) and Kristen got the fajitas rojas. I was disappointed that they were out of guacamole since avocado was now out of season, their guac the other night was the best ever!! And just think, if the avocado right before the season cutoff was that good, just think about how good it would be peak season!! We decided to get ice cream after lunch so we walked to Manelly’s. On the way we passed a jewelry vendor on the street. FINALLY!! The pretty jewelry I’ve been dreaming about. I bought a few items and we continued on to Manelly’s. They were out of pistachio ice cream which was rather disappointing. I settled for coconut and banana. The coconut was as good as the first night. The banana tasted just like banana bread. It was good, but I really wanted just plain banana.
When we got back to Banyan Bay Kristen and I went poolside and there I ordered a banana daiquiri to quench my banana craving. Amir (who I haven’t mentioned prior to this point because I didn’t know his name), our waiter for about 70% of our Rico visits, was now on poolside duty (first time all week someone has served poolside). He said he will be manning the swim up bar when it opens in a couple of weeks, but it’s not busy enough now. Nick came to join us at the pool while Curtis napped in the room.
At about 4:30 I started itching to do my blogs since Nick has monopolized the laptop for the last few days. I headed inside while Kristen headed for the lobby for immediate internet satisfaction. After finishing my blog for Lamania (if these Belize posts read a little rougher than my typical savvy blogging, please keep in mind I am typing them in notepad, usually distracted, and hours, sometimes days, after these events have happened. It’s hard to keep the proper tense, let alone make complete sentences as I go back to fill details I’ve forgotten) I headed to the lobby, where I am now. Soon we will go to dinner, the Friday night Mayan buffet at Elvi’s Kitchen!! Mmmm… can’t wait!! :D