Happy 2017 to all my wonderful readers and friends. May the New Year bring you all special moments and many extraordinary experiences.
Sadly the last day of 2016 was grey and dismal. This poor guy got stuck in the sand in front of us but was soon on his way.
Tres Amigos had three European RV’s come in. The front row was full and we had five occupied RV’s in the back row. Almost a full house. Sadly we had a drizzle that led to a light shower but by 8:30PM the rain had stopped. There was no final sunset for December 31st, at least not here on the Isla.
We were dining at a restaurant just a block off the Plazuela Machado. Topolo’s is situated in an old home. Some of the rooms are private dining rooms, likely former bedrooms, others are the kitchen and bar and some are for general dining. We were seated in the outdoor courtyard and it was wonderful. We could look up to the open sky and enjoy all the tall palms surrounding us.
One of the specialties here it that your salsa is custom made at your table. It was the best salsa ever.
For New Year’s Eve the menu was a set price with many options to chose from for the various courses. Included was a glass of very good champagne. After that on the recommendation of the Maitre d , we ordered a lovely bottle of Torrontes from Argentina. The label says that each grape is hand picked at vineyards adjacent to the Andes. Best wine ever.
I include this for my records so that I can hopefully buy this at home. Suzanne, you would love it.
We were serenaded all evening by music accented by a perfect sax. The song choices were perfect. We danced, the only couple doing so but we had a great time.
Colin had the cilantro fish fillet which was swordfish topped with sauteed shrimp, celery, peppers, onions in light butter, lime and cilantro sauce.
I drooled over my grilled tuna steak which was crusted with wasabi and black sesame seeds.
We chose the last seating at 9 PM which allowed us to linger over our dinner and enjoy the ambience of the restaurant and the wonderful music. What with doing the odd dance here and there we had a perfect evening.
Minutes before midnight we were dead center in front of the kiosk at the Plazuela Machado enjoying the band from Cuba. We were there for the final count down to 2017.
The only thing missing were our very special and dear friends Juan and Chris. We have shared our last two New Year’s Eve countdowns with them. Last year Juan climbed the kiosk to wish us all a Happy New Year.
The first sunset of 2017 and it was breathtaking.
Colin and I wish each of you the very best of the New Year, may it be all that you desire. Special greetings to blog readers Patrick and Ruthe who pulled in this afternoon and are parked next to us for the next three months.