It looks like I am going to have to get up pretty early in the morning to fool you guys again. Almost everyone of you guessed correctly for yesterday's quiz. The answer: they are all things I have seen being used instead of real protective helmets on motor scooters. Good going, Guys and Gals!
Today we are going to take a quick trip back to the Hotel Maria del Mar. Remember a few weeks ago I showed you the beginnings of a palapa over what used to be an outside restaurant and bar? Well, look at it now.
This thing is huge! I really was not expecting something so grandiose. But, there seems to be a trend right now on the island to build these huge palapas. I think the trend was started by the restaurant Brisas Grill. I could name you four of these things right off the top of my head.
As you can see here, it has been extended out and will, indeed, cover the old swing bar. They did not tear it down as a waiter reported to me they were going to do.
This picture gives you some idea of the scope of this thing. I hope.
But not to fear. Should you still require or desire a more intimate palapa setting, one of the original three swing bars still remains untouched. For those of you unfamiliar with the phenomenon known as a swing bar, I think this picture adequately explains it.
Truth be told, I like this new addition to the North Beach.