Monthly Archives: January 2014

Lazy in Mexico

Gosh I hardly took any pictures and didn’t do anything exciting. So I haven’t been updating our blog. We did fly home on December 20th for our Family Christmas celebration at Joan’s house. I thought I would post this picture of our 4 kids, since all of our 12 Grandchildren were not there this year.

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We were supposed to fly back on December 29th but on December 27th I had to go in for out-patient surgery to have a hernia repaired. This delayed our flight back to Mexico until January 5th.

We always take the airport bus to Playa and a Collectivo to Xpu-Ha but our good friends Claude & Mags insisted on picking us up at the bus station in Playa to save us the long walk down the campground driveway carrying my 19 lb. backpack. The doctor had put a 20 lb. limit on me for a few weeks.

Finally got to go paddling again

The weather was rainy when we got back here on the 5th. But we then has a beautiful week of warm weather before another cold front, they call them Northers, came in again, So for the past 4 days it’s been high in the 70’s and lows in the mid 50’s. Pretty cold for the Mexican beaches but very pleasant for walking the beach,

ElFogon_TacoPasteurThe campers had a surprise birthday party for me the day after my birthday, since on my birthday we went out to dinner at El Fogon in Playa with Claude & Mags and didn’t return until after dark.

 

 

 

 

 

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Helen took all of these birthday party pictures.

 

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I took this short 2 minute video of what our little campground looks like here at Xpu-Ha. Try this link to watch it. Xpu-Ha in two minutes

So finally two weeks after the my surgery I got back in my kayak and paddled for 1-1/2 hours in the cool calm seas.

A Fun Day Watching Them Make A Corona Commercial

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We have had a spell of cool weather, But it has been dry & sunny.

On Wed. the place next to us that has a little bar was being used by a crew of 80 persons making a Corona Beer Commercial.

They took over the little bar, extended the deck toward the beach and rearranged the inside.
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The real star of the commercial is the beer bottles.
The prop guy has specially made bottles which he fills and adds foam on top. He coats the bottle with something that make them shine.
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The bottles were put in a Coleman cooler filled with ice and the actors hands took the bottles out one at a time until the cooler was  empty and then slammed shut.

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Then the cooler was refilled with ice and a few more bottles and limes were put back in the cooler.


I’m not sure how this all fits in, if at all, to the next story.

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Then I spotted this actress getting ready for her job as bartender.
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She is filmed passing out a few bottles to the patrons, more actors.

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Including these two guys who after they get their bottles.
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They turn and kick their shoes off as they step off of the new deck to walk down the beach to the waiting chairs.

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But guess who is in their way, why it’s Peggy & John looking for a free beer.
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But now the weather got really cloudy so they stopped filming outside for a while.

I think they are going to be filming here on Saturday unless the weather clears.
So Peggy got into the swing of things at the La Playa Beach Club at our campground.

Here is one of the commercials that they released in March.

http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7gso/corona-extra-shoes

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I guess we really “Found Our Beach”

Two year’s ago the did this setup for their commercial at Al Cielo Hotel down the beach a ways.
They used a NY City cab and built their own bar right on the beach. See the Actual Video