We met our friends Robert and Maureen there, and were early enough to get a great table. We were supposed to meet our "virtual friends" Bill and Debra (Taking Belize blog), whom we've been corresponding with for quite some time, as they were arriving in San Pedro this very day to begin their retirement dreams here in Belize. Unfortunately, unlucky Friday the 13th struck them, and they missed their original flight out of Houston due to difficulties returning their rental truck, so they arrived on the island too late to join us.
The four of us enjoyed some mojitos and great conversation and bought some raffle tickets from the darling local children circulating around. When we brought our pasta dinners back to our table, we had fun discussing our favorites. With nine delicious entries, it was really hard to decide! When it came time to vote, Robert chose the chicken parmesan fettucine, Barry and Maureen picked the pork lo mein, and I chose the spicy bowtie pasta.
When the winners were announced, Robert's favorite came in third place, and Barry and Maureen's pick came in first! My favorite, unfortunately, did not place. I guess some folks just can't take the heat. :)
We were all getting a little tired by this time (hey, we're retirees!) so didn't stick around to see who won the raffle drawings. I am assuming we would have gotten a call by now if we had, so I'm not holding my breath.