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Thread: ACE Trip 6/11/2022 to 6/18/2022

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    Glad you are there. Tough meals on day 1 but hope that corrects itself today for some great food! Enjoy.
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    Just finished trip 36 and have trip 37 Booked.







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    Have a great trip. Any plans to visit Gostoso? I visited for the first time in December and it was really good. I know you love that place!


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    Travel day is always tough but you’re there now! No testing to return home and a room with a great location by the pool! Looks like the makings for a great trip! Enjoy!
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    Hope you are having a better Day 2. Can’t wait to read more….
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    Hope you're doing well and getting better meals and drinks than you did on your first day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by B Likes To Travel View Post
    Have a great trip. Any plans to visit Gostoso? I visited for the first time in December and it was really good. I know you love that place!
    Hey Brittany. Not sure about Gostoso but we shall see.
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    Day 2 and 3.

    The Wi-Fi has been very slow and yesterday evening, not available. It was fast the first day when I wrote so not sure what happened.

    On Saturday I was in bed at around 9pm and got up at 8am Sunday. The bed was super comfy, I did not want to get up. Sometimes I get a bad bed with a very hard or spring mattress and my hips hurt all night. Not this time so I am grateful.

    On Sunday I ate breakfast at The Islander Grill and it was very good. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, hash browns, unlimited coffee for $10. Back to the room for a while to unpack and then out in the pool by 12pm. I went to the pool bar at 2pm for lunch. Had a tuna pocket on pita with salad, fries which was very good and filling. It was also happy hour on frozen drinks so I had the 2 for 1 pina colada. I had 2 beers at the pool previously so I was full with one pina colada. I took the other to the room for later. I took my lazy nap at 3 pm and did not get up until 5pm. I tell you this bed is super comfy! I like my mattress at home but I kind of sink in it and after 2 hours my hips are hurting. Maybe time for a new mattress but it's only 2 years old. Maybe I will try to turn it around and see if that helps.

    For dinner I was planning on staying in the resort. They were having an Italian night I wanted to try out. However, I just was not hungry at 6pm. I did have a late lunch which was filling. Then 7, 8, 9 came along and I was not hungry. Around 930pm I started to get a little hungry. I just made a drink and ate some pistachios in the room, watched TV. This was my boring Sunday.

    Monday, up at 7am, breakfast from cinnabon which I ate outside room, read paper. I was at pool by 1030am. I was going to do the water aerobics class at 10am but glad I did not. The guy was not good! A lot of people complained it was the same moves, he had people jumping up and down in pool. There was this lady in the past who was excellent. Anyway I stuck to my pool walking, swimming as it was not crowded at that time. I sipped some white wines and relaxed. I left the pool around 130pm. I hung out at the table outside my room sipping previous day pina colada but added some captain Morgan for a bost. I was not hungry so I ate pistachios. I lasted 20 minutes. It was burning hot!!! At the pool under an umbrella, the wind, you don't feel the heat but at that table, no shade or wind so you feel the heat!. I went back inside room for cool air. Took a shower then my lazy nap from 3 to 5pm.

    Dinner was at Bavaria. Peter and Rita were happy to see me. I tried a German cucumber salad which I loved! I had the chicken schnitzel with mushroom sauce which was excellent and of course a German beer. One great thing about Bavaria is that if you are going for schnitzel, you can have either chicken, pork or veal the wiener schnitzel. Most places that have schnitzel in their menu are usually going to have pork. I used to get the veal, tried the pork but I really love the chicken and I'm crazy about the spatzel the German pasta which you won't get anywhere else. I saw the Spatzel as a side dish once at Chalet Suise so I ordered it and it tasted like stove top stuffing out of the box. I had the Apple strudel with ice cream for dessert. It was a great meal and very affordable despite prices going up a little.

    Back to la cabana I decided to try my luck at the Glitz Casino. I walked around and picked a machine which I inserted $10. It lasted 3 minutes. I picked another machine near entrance. I put $10 and lasted 54 minutes on that machine with the same $10. There were people in back of me, around me playing the same type of machine. I saw them keep putting money in constantly while I kept playing. I was up $35 at one point and felt like cashing out but since the machine was giving me so much play and, I was having a lot of fun, plus they started giving free drinks, I kept playing. In the end I lost the $10 but man 54 minutes of play. I was tired! I'm not much into casinos but I really enjoyed it.

    Back to the room around 9pm. I was trying to log on to write trip report but kept getting error message that internet not available. No wonder people were in the lobby with their phones, tablets, lap tops. The signal is stronger in the lobby which they told me at check in.

    That concludes my boring few days. I hope to hit the beach today. So far this trip the bed rest have been great, no hip pains at al! But I started to feel a little stiff yesterday. I saw on you tube that hyro did a video on Sultan which I may check out for dinner.

    Until next update..
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    So glad you are having a good time and that your hips are not bothering you. Edgar, lift up the sheets and see if there is a tag on the mattress. I did that at HI this year and took a picture. I swear the beds at Holiday Inn are the most comfortable I've ever slept in. I took a picture of the tag and am trying to find a place that sells that particular Sealy model.
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    So glad you are enjoying yourself! Thanks for your report. Yes - hit the beach today! As Walt would say it’s the sea of Valium! Lol. We find the ocean so calming. Have fun.
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