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Sun Feb 26 00:00:00 MST 2012 - 02/26/2012 - Yum Talay Seafood Salad - A Favorite At Home

Hmmm, food...

Spicy Yum Talay Seafood Salad on a bed of tossed arugula: crab meat, scallops, squid, cucumbers, green onions, sweet onions, sweet red peppers, pitted mangoes, and my secret


Fri Feb 17 00:00:00 MST 2012 - 17Feb2012 - My Ride Gets a New Windshield

We tried an after-market windshield for my SUV but unfortunately was giving ghosting on my Head-Up Display.
Cal-Alta AutoGlass was very kind and generous to replace it with a BMW OEM glass, and now its perfect like it should be!
Thank you so much to Mason and Kevin on their efforts on looking after my issue; their dedication to customer satisfaction is impeccable!


Wed Feb 15 01:42:34 MST 2012 - 2012Feb14 - A Valentine's Date at Home

Valentine's Day! Spent a quite intimate dinner at home -- and for that special evening, grilled Tuna steaks topped with my spicy mango sauce and grilled jumbo prawns, with cucumber/blueberry salad. For drinks, I also tried to make my own blend - pineapple/honey/milk slush with a touch of Kahlua... good... food....

For the finale treat: a visit from Aja. She is so adorable! She is now exactly 2 months old.


Mon Feb 13 13:45:56 MST 2012 - 2012Jan - Puerto Penasco Mexico

As Mayan owners, we decided to visit Puerto Penasco. It is about 4-5hours drive (on a public shuttle) from Phoenix. The Mayan Palace & Golf Resort here was lovely but a little too remote from the town of Puerto Penasco. Even though this is not the warmest place in Mexico during the winter months, we can only imagine it as wonderful in other months. We found this month the best for us--the place was not so busy. The resort staff were absolutely terrific! The beach was amazingly long and stretched out for miles at low tide, and was full of various kinds of shells.
Our ocean-viewing Master Suite was large and comfortable. It was a treat to wake up in the morning with the ocean view or watch the sunset from our suite. It included a kitchen with all the amenities if you need to cook or eat in. Food at the resort was a little too expensive. The large heated indoor pool was a plus where we enjoyed evening dips or water aerobics, or group ball games. We also enjoyed the resort's tennis courts. I think we were the only ones that used that facility during our entire stay. Of course we came prepared for this; we brought our own tennis racquets and balls! During the day, there are lots of activities to be had: yoga/stretching, gym & spa, group games, golf, tennis, volleyball, pingpong & pool tables. At night, more group games: karaoke nights, pool tournaments, Mexican dinner entertainment, etc. The activities staff whom we get to know well often times called us at our suite to remind us of the activities.
We rotated between staying at the property and exploring the town of Puerto Penasco, about 25mins away from the resort. A taxi picked us up at the resort, dropped us off at the town Malecon,later picked us up again in the afternoon, went for groceries while the taxi waited for us--all for $45. That's how flexible and friendly they are here. In town, we usually ate at Mary's. While there, you have to try their seafood platter. It is more than enough for 2 people. Jumbo shrimps (I mean large, large shrimps) cooked in 3 different ways, and fresh fish. We also picked up fresh shrimps and scallops at the market. Francisco at Mary's was great: he stored our fresh seafood in their coolers while we went around the town Malecon and later even used his cell phone to call our cab driver.

The town of Puerto Penasco: Puerto Penasco is a small fishing village located on the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. Commonly referred to by visitors as Rocky Point, this small fishing town has blossomed into a popular modern day vacation destination. The town is very friendly and is known for its shrimps. 

Location: The Grand Maya Resort, Puerto Penasco, MEXICO

Sat Feb 11 00:00:00 MST 2012 - 2012Feb11 - Aja Is Almost 2 Months Old

We've been away for 2 weeks and we miss our little princess.

Time flew by so quickly. She has now grown a lot and even wants to talk!

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