Betty Melendez 88th Birthday posted by on May 29, 2017

We were invited to a birthday party given by Barry Ivan White at his home for his friend and fellow entertainer Betty Melendez last week. It was Betty’s 88th birthday. She is a Mexican movie star and long time songstress that still entertains both in Cancun and Las Vegas. She spends about 6 months in each of these cities. The following is a film clip from a movie she starred in 1962 at age 33.

The following are some of the pictures from the party.


Barry Ivan White escorts Betty into the party room to begin the celebration.


Dear Betty blowing out her candles


Betty is so beautiful as always. She is a kind and humble and enormously talented person.



Betty's 88th Birthday Party

Betty’s 88th Birthday Party




Betty entertained us with humorous stories of her life, and of course several  songs.

This special day was filled with a dish to pass from each of the guests, cake, ice cream, singing by Barry, Betty, Cynthia Morningstar Davis, and others. Guests present were from 6 different countries. The conversation was vigorous and the commaradere wonderful. The guest of honor enjoyed her special day immensely. Cancun is a very special place where this kind of gathering is common among friends that live here. Come and enjoy the fun.

Casa del Sol for sale posted by on May 8, 2017

Leave a message if you may be interested, thanks…….Tom & Suzie

Some details:

Located in the “Centro Area” near all the best restaurants, shopping malls public transportation, and most of all very near the best beaches in the world.

Impeccably maintained

2 -adjacent lots each 250 sq’ meters

2 -buildings, the casa/home proper and a casita/pool house = 334 sq. meters

6 -full baths

3 -bedrooms all w/on suite bath rooms

1 -maids room w/on suite bath room

1 -casita w/ on suite bath room

8 -mini split a/c units,and ceiling fans throughout

3 -large dia. satellite dishes

Modern American style kitchen w/ granite counters, stainless appliances, walk-in pantry, laundry room, outdoor sink and tank-less hot water system

Full house pressure water system with water softener and filters

Aluminum framed hurricane windows and shutters on second floor, new windows with decorative security bars on first floor

Completely walled in property with 5 strands of electrical security fencing, and burglar alarm system (monitored)

2- 900 liter rooftop tenaca’s  9000 liter water cistern under kitchen floor

Sunken living room and entrance hall with guest bathroom

Genuine bespoke stained glass windows 2nd floor

Beautiful extra large 16′ x 30′ x 4.5’dp. mosaic tile swimming pool with heater

“Chinese sod” and over 250 tropical plants featuring a well and auto sprinkling system

3 patios and much much more

Could easily be used as a B&B money maker

impeccably maintained.   $355,000 USD.

Restaurant review: La Panga de la Patrona Marisqueria posted by on January 14, 2017

I spotted a small restaurant a couple of days ago. It is located at the corner of Nichupte and Av. Contoy (actually it is on Contoy 3 spaces from the intersection). Parking in front is limited to about 4 vehicles but plenty of parking is available on Contoy. We pulled up and were immediately greeted by a friendly waiter. We just wanted a light lunch to try this place out. When the waiter realized that his English and our Spanish were inadequate he brought forth another person who spoke and translated for him. This person kindly explained all the menu items to us in detail and told us that their chef was very very good. So to start I ordered a Pina Colada from the extensive cocktail menu. Suzie wanted a Chelada which is a beer, and lime juice concoction with salt and pepper on the rim of the glass. Both of our drinks were ice cold and delicious. The atmosphere was just what we expected meaning a palapa style roof, colorful tables and chairs brightly painted. A large, well equipped bar was located at the rear of the open air style restaurant. There were numerous large flat screen TVs showing a golf tournament while we were there. The music being played in the background ranged from Shakira to Sade and was at just the right volume.img_1434

The menu which is primarily fish oriented.

The menu which is primarily fish oriented.

The Menu

The Menu


Weordered several small items and shared them in order to judge the taste and quality of the food. Everything was beautifully plated and the tastes were truly special.

Pina Colada

Pina Colada

Chelada for Suzie

Chelada for Suzie

Chips with 3 salsa´s complimentary and delicious.

Chips with 3 salsa´s complimentary and delicious.

Tostada Marlin

Tostada Marlin

Gordita Con Salsa Martajada chicharron con pulpo

Gordita Con Salsa Martajada, chicharron con pulpo

The bar and colorful tables.

The bar and colorful tables.

Tom´s choice the Taco Chupes, specialty of the house.

Tom´s choice the Taco Chupes, specialty of the house.

Theambience was perfect, the service was very attentive, and the food was something very special. We will be returning soon. They are open until 11PM so our next visit will be for dinner. Sometimes I feel very lucky to come across a restaurant like this. We left feeling that we had discovered a new favorite. If you get the chance give this place a try. You won´t be sorry.



Our La Cuenta...very friendly prices...we thought.

Our La Cuenta…very friendly prices…we thought.