Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sunday Sopa

 
 
It sounds crazy  I got hooked on Azteca Soup from Amigos in July when the temp was 90 degrees (real feel 105)!  
 
I hate to admit it, but we hadn't eaten at Amigos since 2005.  After noticing friends repeatedly seated there in the evening, we decided it was time to revisit our restaurant choices.  We made up for lost time this trip with repeated visits.
 
Back in 2004, we always ordered the Roquefort Steak.  Craig tried it again and yum!  I stuck to my soup (with many bites of his steak) and was never disappointed!  The soup also comes with the puffy bread, another favorite.  
 
You gotta try it!  Tell them the crazy lady who kept ordering the sopa in July and mopping up the bowl with the puffy bread sent you!
 
Amigos is located on Hidalgo across from Suites Los Arcos next to El Patio.  Most nights El Patio has music up top and if you're sitting at Amigos, the sound level is just right!  Bonus!
 
When I return home from our trip to the Northwest in August, I have to try this recipe for Azteca Soup!
 
 

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Da' Beach

You'll be relieved to know da' beach is still there.  The sand is white and the water is a beautiful shade of pale turquoise, but I have a confession. 
 
Craig and I really don't love going to Playa Norte, especially in the hot summer months when the sun is so intense.  I do love swimming in the warm Caribe water in June/July, but neither of us enjoy sitting on the beach. 
 
We usually spend less than two hours on Playa Norte when we go.  I water walk, but still haven't mastered the zen art of walking on water.  After I've had my dip, Craig steps in for a few minutes to cool off and we leave. 
 
We probably trudged through the sand of Playa Norte no more than 5 times in the three weeks we were on island in June/July.
 

Here's my June photo of the FeliPez booth.  Right after I took the first photo, a guy came running, gave me an angry look, and quickly shut all the doors.  The guys who work there usually pose and make bunny ears for my photos.  Surely they didn't get in trouble over bunny ears?  I'm still scratching my head.


The lilies were blooming in the white sand.


And the palms where we place our beach chair were decorated with colorful pareos and clothes.


Chimbo's mural looked improved since our January trip.
 

Along with a new lobster door!
 
 
We go early before the crowds arrive and leave before noon.  I know you must think we're crazy not to spend every day lounging on da' beach, but don't feel sorry for us.  There's an attractive alternative to Playa Norte on hot summer days.
 
 
It's 10 degrees cooler in a pool on the Caribe side!  Ta daaaa.  Stay cool!