We met our friends Debra and Bill (Taking Belize blog) today for lunch at Ak'Bol.  Actually, we met them at the bridge north of San Pedro and the four of us rode our bikes to our condo to give them a quick tour and to introduce them to Paisley.  Then we rode down to Ak'Bol.  We had a nice lunch and great conversation about various experiences we've had here in Belize.  Debra and Bill just moved here two weeks ago so are still getting settled; while we're five months into our retirement lives here, so it's interesting to exchange perspectives.
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Barry, Bill, and Debra in a great setting under the palm trees at Ak'Bol
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Debra, Emily, and Barry -- photo by Bill Milstead
I ordered the Falafel burger with tabouli on the side, but unfortunately they didn't have the tabouli today, and they didn't tell me that when I ordered, so I was served a huge side of fries...dangerous stuff.  I would have ordered something else if I'd known that I'd be getting fries, as I'm trying to watch my weight, but fortunately I got some help from my friends on the fries.  Barry's veggie burrito looked really pretty!
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Barry's veggie burrito with fresh salsa
We ended up talking at the table for a couple of hours over a couple of Belikins. Before we knew it, it was 3 pm, and Barry and I still needed to get to the bank.  Not realizing it closed at 3, we biked back into town with Debra and Bill.  We left them off at El Guapo bike shop so Bill could get his chain tighted, then headed to the bank, only to find out we were a bit too late.  Oh well, at least I burned off a few of those fries!

On our way back north, we ran into the family group we'd done the Lamanai tour with on Monday, heading south from the Palapa Bar.  The women were all standing beside their golf cart, which had a noticeably flat tire, waiting for their husbands to get back with a new tire.  So we stopped and chatted with them for a few minutes, then headed on our way north.

P.S. Stay tuned for the "Birds of Lamanai" blog posting.  We were so busy today I didn't get a chance to do it, but I am sure I will be able to get it done tomorrow...
1/26/2012 09:45:08 am

We can't wait to try out those chocolate pancakes next time. I think breakfast and a bike ride afterwards would be perfect.

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BeBelize Emily
1/26/2012 09:51:47 am

We will definitely have to do that soon, Debra. They have great pancakes!

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Of all the times I've done yoga at Ak'bol, I don't think I've ever sat down to eat something there. It looks wonderful.
Glad you had a beautiful day!
I hope to see you on Saturday for yoga...bring Debra & Bill along as well :)

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BeBelize Emily
1/26/2012 09:53:17 am

I will be there on Saturday, and yes, you must try Ak'Bol's restaurant. We discovered it back in 2010 when we were staying at The Phoenix. We'd rent bikes and ride up north, then stop for pancakes to fuel our ride back!

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Jamie
1/26/2012 12:41:00 pm

So happy to see those pictures, since I read both your blogs.
I hope to hear about more of your Belizean adventures together!

Your Lamanai pictures were great!

Thanks much -

Jamie


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BeBelize Emily
1/27/2012 04:53:19 am

Thanks Jamie! Glad you enjoy the blog and our Lamanai photos.

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