On March 8th it was my 26th birthday and I got to celebrate it in paradise. The reason for this trip was to spend my day soaking up sunshine and swimming in warm water with the person I love most. I spent the whole morning doing just that.
In the afternoon we went into town again and this time I brought my camera. We visited the shops and we picked up some souvenirs
And to Flor de Michoacan for paletas
We sat in the pretty shaded garden in the back
Mango chili and kiwi
No makeup, a little sunburn and a fantastic paleta
When we were showered and changed for dinner we headed out down the road through the jungle
We went to dinner at the highly recommended, Hartwood restaurant owned and run by some transplanted Brooklynites. You have to get there almost at 6 on the dot when they open in order to get a table because its that popular
We sat near the kitchen where I had a great view of the behind-the-scenes action
Coincidentally there was a drink called the "Sweet 26" on the menu, since it was my first day being 26 I had to have it
Not photographed was our Mahi Mahi dip and my perfect steak and sweet potato dinner. Rich ordered a fried octopus and I pointed out that it looked like Ursula the Seawitch.
Corn ice cream with a birthday candle on top to end the evening
It was a spectacular birthday, especially combined with my much more recent birthday party last Friday night. I have a feeling 26 is going to treat me well.