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Originally posted by mneeley490:
Also, any info on things to do or see would be great!
Thanks


The last time I was there was 1989, I'm sure there have been huge changes since then. I remember stumbling upon a Grand Opening party for some resort down there. Some guy walked by with a tray of champagne, and offered us some. I asked, "how much?" He said, "No, senor. It's all included." We walked in and they had a full buffet of just about everything you could imagine. We spent the whole night there until just about daybreak; eating, drinking, dancing, and socializing.

Everyone else had corporate nametags on. I believe we crashed the party. Oh well, it was a blast.
Well, it's official. We're going to be at the Golden Crown Paradise resort 3rd week of April. All inclusive (no buffets) and adult only. Sweet...
Now if anyone else is in the area then, we could have a mini-offline. My friend and I are the two winos in our group of four, so we're probably going to bring a couple mags each, just to make it easier.
Still looking for recommendations as to a good restaurant or bar, though. Wink
Well, because much as I like margaritas, they don't go with everything. We'd like to be able to have wine with dinner a couple times, and I'm not sure what all the resort will have to offer. Besides, my friends and I are spread all over the country now, and when we can get together someplace it's a tradition to crack several bottles of our best stuff.
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
when we can get together someplace it's a tradition to crack several bottles of our best stuff.



Not on the beach in Mexico. You'll be sitting there like boiled lobsters, pumping high octane reds into your systems. Like I don't know. I see it every year. Pasty middle aged gringos, with 80% of their skin burned by the sun, swirling Cabs in 90F heat.... Ask yourself, am I going there to relax or get a heart attack?
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Not on the beach in Mexico. You'll be sitting there like boiled lobsters, pumping high octane reds into your systems. Like I don't know. I see it every year. Pasty middle aged gringos, with 80% of their skin burned by the sun, swirling Cabs in 90F heat.... Ask yourself, am I going there to relax or get a heart attack?



Big Grin
Which hotel? Don't tell me it was one of those all-inclusive adult places.... Big Grin


The best hotel in PV was Camino Real. A classy, sophisticated joint where people came back year after year. This property, along with the one in Cancun, was sold to Dream Vacations 2-3 years ago. Anyone been there since the buy out? I understand it's an all-inclusive only resort now, which usually attracts the wrong kind of crowd, like mneeley and his syrup swilling buddies. Razz Big Grin
Grun,
I'm touched that you're concerned about my syrup-swilling buddies and I,(and we do like a jammy Aussie shiraz or Canadian ice wine now and then) but be assured. I am very fair skinned and have learned to live with the sun all my life. I don't intend on broiling in PV. (Oddly, the only time I ever tanned was in St. Thomas, after smearing on a local axelgrease-like sunscreen. That tan stayed for about 6 months. Weird.)
No, the wine is reserved for our AC'd room, or at dinner. The rest of the time I plan on sipping margaritas, G&Ts, Coronas, or whatever high end tequilas I can find, while oogling the sunbathing beauties. Big Grin
La Jolla?? Then why aren't you sitting in one of those delapidated, run down shacks/fine restaurants on the beach next to the hotel?? I thought I knew you, man... I stayed there once or twice and the beach is ok, if you don't mind no-see'ems, but those shacks with grills across the "river" are a goldmine!! I can tell you that had you run into me there, you would not be looking so composed and reserved on that photograph...You and me, we'd be wrestling pelicans in the bay, encouraged by very flammable margaritas!! Cool
Well, I'm reasonably sure I'll be ok. I've been to Tiajuana a few times and eaten the street-meat from the cart vendors with no ill effects.
(Funny story: In the tourist area in TJ there are about 10 food joints per block. My wife refused to eat anywhere except the TJ Denny's, thinking it to be safe. Man, I've gotten sick nearly every time I've eaten at Denny's here in the states. Roll Eyes)
BRR's fish taco thread reminded me about this one.
I found out I was the most adventurous of our group. Though I revelled in streetmeat and suffered absolutely no ill effects, the other 3 guys would not partake. Even had the shrimp kabobs from the beach vendors (and who knows how long they'd been walking up and down the beach with those. Wink)
Beef, pork, and fish tacos, cerveche, fruit on a stick, sweet roasted corn on the cob, guacamole, you name it! All of it was fabulous! And I have a newfound appreciation for tequila cocktails.
(Also did the parasailing and zip-line canopy tour. Big Grin)

Now, though, I've discovered that I'm ruined for any Mexican restaurant fare back home. I'll have to start looking at cookbooks and try my hand at some more authentic dishes.
Yeah, the canopy was a blast! Big Grin The last zip line led straight into a bar where you could sample the local tequilas. Unfortunately, except for my friend and I, the rest of the touristas were all car salesmen from Minneapolis, and they definately couldn't hold their liquor. Roll Eyes

I've been to Chevy's. It's a cut above the rest, but they still tend to substitute heat for flavor.
And the beach shrimp was still great; coated in some kind of orangey chili oil.
What I mean is you can have both heat and flavor if you do it right.
A good example of this was a cerveche platter I sampled. The best one was a mixture of shrimp, thinly sliced coconut, coconut milk and I don't know what all; it was in a green sauce. It had the most wonderful flavor of the three I sampled, but also had the most heat. Toward the end, I was sweating profusely and starting to tear up, but the flavor of the chiles was so fantastic that I couldn't stop until it was gone. Wish I knew what that was!
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