Today after loading up on fruits and veggies at two fruit stands, we met a group of friends at Wild Mango's for lunch.  Shelby, who lives in Maya Beach, is visiting San Pedro this week; so we were looking forward to meeting her. Bill and Debra, who live here in San Pedro and write the Taking Belize blog; and Jana and CJ, who are here for a month from Texas, also joined in the fun.  

Barry and I finished our errands a little early so were able to take a few photos before others arrived.  It was spitting rain off and on and dreary the entire time we were out and about, but never got too bad.
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Bike baskets and our backpacks were loaded with produce
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Wild Mango's
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Always a tough decision
Barry started with a tropical fruit smoothie, while I went with the island favorite, Panty Ripper (pineapple juice & coconut rum).
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Smoothie with umbrella
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Panty Ripper
Next to arrive were Jana and CJ, who have been thoroughly enjoying their time here on the island.
Somehow I missed getting a photo of Shelby until the full-table shots, but there's just a bit of her in this photo of Debra and Bill.
Shelby had heard that it was National Pina Colada Day so decided to celebrate with one.  Great plan!  It looked amazing.
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Shelby's Pina Colada
And look who else was in the house, much to my surprise (since I'd warned her there'd be two other bloggers at Mango's today)!
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Scooping, or just having lunch? Only time will tell...
Everyone's food looked delish!  My Tacos al Pastor (with pork and pineapple) sure hit the spot.  Yum!
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My Tacos al Pastor
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Jerk chicken sandwich (Jana)
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Pulled pork sandwich (CJ)
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Quesadillas (shared between Bill & Debra)
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Fish taco wrap (Shelby)
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More Quesadillas (Barry) -- he ate the whole plate PLUS one of my tacos!
I think it goes without saying that we all left with full bellies and smiles on our faces.  Rain was still spitting as Barry and I rode off on our bikes.  We ended up following CJ and Jana in their golf cart for a bit after we stopped in at Greenhouse for a few groceries before heading home.

On the way home I finally remembered to snap a photo of "The Hotel" just a bit north of the bridge, next to Legend's.  There have been barricades across the entrance for a few weeks now, so I guess they had to close down during slow season.  Too bad, as they had barely just opened, and work had been going on there so diligently for quite some time.  The restaurants had opened for awhile in early spring, but they never seemed very crowded.  Hope they'll be able to make a go of it during next high tourist season.  Anyone got the scoop?
 


Sabrina
07/10/2012 21:54

The food all looks SO yummy!

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Sabrina

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Loretta Schmitzer
07/11/2012 06:51

Finally, the Hotel opened. I hope it works out also! My husband David is down there this week and is going to try and find you too to introduce himself. We "live" at Oceanaire--just next door.

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BeBelize Emily
07/11/2012 07:16

It opened, only to close. Hopefully not for good, though. Hope to meet David while he is here!

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BeBelize Emily
07/17/2012 20:06

Loretta, I was going to email you, but you didn't include an email with your comment. I'm sorry we didn't get up with David while he was here. He stopped by, but we were on our way to town, and we had plans for the entire weekend (for once!) so there just wasn't time. Hope we'll meet you two on your next trip down!

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JoAnn
07/13/2012 11:07

Ok, you officially made my mouth water for Quesadillas. Everything looks so good!!! and the Pina Colada looks heavenly.

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