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Giant Lobster Found in Pool at Grand Caribe Resort

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Grand Caribe Belize Beach Resort Ambergris Caye

Giant Lobster found in pool at Grand Caribe Resort


Sunday was a perfect day for my party, we decided to enjoy it to the fullest and head to Grand Caribe early even though my invite was for noon.  Cindy and I took charge of the packing, of course we ended up with a floaty toy convoy.  Nothing like driving through town with a bunch of blow ups strapped to your cart.  After a quick stop in town for more hoops we were on our way north.

Once we crossed the bridge that Sunday drive in the country getting away from it all feeling hit me, such a scenic road and filled with good memories. Grand Caribe is only 2 miles north so it was not long before we were at the resort, thankfully the roads were in great condition. When we arrived, Beth and Char were already at the pool,  smart girls had the same idea as we did – more pool side party time.

What a fantastic day perfect tropical September weather I am so glad I had my birthday at Grand Caribe Resort, I could not think of a better place. We ate, drank, hula hooped and floated in the pool for hours. It was totally  my idea of a perfect party brought to life. Cowboy Doug was an excellent host and the staff at Cowboy Doug’s Bar and Grill did a great job at making sure we were well taken care of. Thank you to Grand Caribe for putting up with my floaty toy invasion and for my birthday present – a complimentary drink  at the swim up pool bar for all my party guests. Loved the handmade sign from Cowboy too.

I am officially the last man standing aside from Cowboy,  it is 8:33pm [the day after] and I have not made it home yet. Cowboy Doug is letting me use his lap top to get this post started. I have a lot of pictures to edit so you will have to wait till I get back to my own machine tomorrow for pics of the beach front condo, and our pool party fun. Thinking I need to pack better next time I pool party there ha ha.

Colder weather is coming fast and I know many of you are in Belize vacation planning mode. If you missed my write up on the 14 night special Grand Caribe Resort is offering check North Ambergris Caye News post for details. Don’t forget to join Grand Caribe facebook fan page to keep updated on future specials and daily news. And for entertainment Cowboy Doug will have you rofl on Cowboy Dougs Grill facebook page.

3:36pm Tuesday, I finally made it home. Cowboy offered me a ride, he had a few errands  to run and I told him I could help him out for finding some of the things he needed. Along the way we ended up with an invite to Pedro’s for some of Waiter’s famous stew and the Arsenal game – always a good time. Then Cowboy was nice enough to drive me home and came for a tour of our place.

I just finished unpacking and noticed I was feeling much like many of you do when you get home from a trip to Ambergris Caye and find yourself having to get back to the real world. I am already missing Grand Caribe and the peaceful vacation feeling. We do not get away enough, I am sure many of you can relate.

I was pleased after a quick check on on tacogirl.com facebook page, I saw that at least one person fell for my giant lobster found in the pool at Grand Caribe Belize trick. I definitely have my work cut out for me, 315 pictures  and 8 videos to edit not even ready to see what gmail is looking like h ha. I am still missing the proper codex for movie maker on this lap top so I will have to get that sorted out before I can get Emily’s hula show on tacogirl.com youtube.

[ click the following link Grand Caribe Resort pool party part 2 to see hula hooping, pool party and condo pictures. ]



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  1. tacogirl September 14, 2011

    Thanks Al, I think this is the nicest comment you have left me so far – what a great birthday present 🙂
    I could not have picked a better place to hold it or have better people show up to help me celebrate 44. My day is actually the 8th.

  2. Alan Slater September 14, 2011

    Hi Laurie,
    Happy belated birthday and many more to come. What a pity I could not be there to help you celebrate, though you don’t seem to have had much in the way of needing help. Sounds like my kind of shindig!!!!!! I always say, ” what’s the use of having a party, if you can’t overindulge.” Good place to hold it, as well, ‘cos there is no clean up after!!!! Now back to the real world, well kinda.
    Alan S.
    P.S. I see we were both born on the 13th, but mine was the 3rd month and the 33rd year!!!!

  3. tacogirl September 14, 2011

    Nice to put faces to your names Chip and Bonnie, so glad Cowboy Doug wrangled you off the beach. I just friend requested you and Chip on facebook, that is an easy way to keep up with the lot of us. Come to Thursday night Trivia at Pedro’s 7pm this week if you are up for it. More party pics coming, trying to catch up on emails so I can get back to blogging.

  4. tacogirl September 14, 2011

    Miss you and mister too Maureen, totally wish you could have been there, we will do it all again next time you come.

  5. tacogirl September 14, 2011

    Thanks AJ

  6. Chip & Bonny September 14, 2011

    Really enjoyed meeting the people that were there and want to thank Cowboy Doug for being so nice and inviting us in… Was a great way begin our 3 month stay here. Laurie and friends couldn’t be nicer and more fun..Looking forward to seeing more of everyone if possible.. (hope they like us)…Thank you for the great time and most of all…HAPPY BIRTHDAY TACOGIRL!!!!!

  7. Maureen September 14, 2011

    OH LAURIE! *tear* I miss you! I wish we could have been there, looks like a great time-I’m sure it was considering who’s birthday it was and the company they keep *wink*.

  8. AJ Baxter September 14, 2011

    Great pics! My favorite is “Crossing the Bridge” – nicely framed!

  9. tacogirl September 13, 2011

    Got the first round of pics up AJ – two more rounds to come.

  10. tacogirl September 13, 2011

    That is exactly what I was hoping for Sharon and why I titled the post as I did. Best birthday ever.

  11. AJ Baxter September 13, 2011

    Looking forward to the party pics!

  12. Sharon Hiebing September 13, 2011

    Ha ha, Laurie, you got me. I was thinking, first a croc at Las Terrazas, now lobsters at Gran Caribe!

    Sounds like you had a great birthday – Happy Belated!!!

    Sharon Hiebing


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