Merry Christmas and Feliz Navidad!
There are decorations and lights all over the place here, but it’s not enough to make it feel like Christmas. Everyone shares wishes online when the little snippets of Internet access pop up, but mostly we are disconnected and quite content with that.
The day would be pretty mellow. We brought some stockings with a few gifts for the girls and enjoyed a big breakfast and a morning around the pool. Ro and I started our day with a swim and the first of many pics with Christmas hats. Ro, Sarah and I enjoyed a walk in the other direction from our villa so we could see some of the countryside surrounding us. We saw a beautiful horse and some interesting sale properties…hmmm.
Mid-afternoon we headed to Playa Tambor for a fun Christmas shot of the whole gang on the beach. We had a local join in for some shots as she was thrilled to see us all in our crazy hats and antlers. We followed up the shots with another drop-in to the bar at Tambor Tropicale and a little more wifi time. I needed this time to connect with various hosts and contacts about our trips and stays and questions which usually took up all my time, so I left Facebook and Instagram to the rest of the smartphone-ophiles. I did squeeze in some quick copying and pasting during a couple of bar visits to get some of these blog posts up, but it seemed I was always in a hurry for fear I’d lose my connection…or finish my drink. 😜
We returned to the villa for another different dining experience. We had bought some chicken and chorizo sausage and I prepared a hot charcoal fire (first in a long, long time) to cook it all. Everyone agreed it was some of the best chorizo we’d ever eaten. It was a late but very tasty dinner to bring Christmas 2015 to a close. The first for everyone in a tropical location.