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.

Suzie’s 70th Birthday Celebration posted by on October 28, 2013

On Friday Oct.25th we had a house party catered by Grupo Mont Blanc Eventos Especiales caterers from here in Cancun.  (phone: 998-847-4564) ( We were more than satisfied with them. Absolutely every one that attended the event complimented us on the ambiance, food, and service that Mont Blanc provided. They truly made this an event to remember for everyone. Here are some pictures from the party.



The table, chairs, table linens, centerpieces, garden lighting, waiters, bartenders, chef, food, setup and cleanup were all provided by Mont Blanc. We didn’t have to do anything except enjoy our event along with our guests.

This is the table setup before dark. The party started at 7pm with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails then dinner was served at 8:30, and the mariachi’s started playing at 10 pm for 1 hour.


The beautiful illuminated centerpieces


The garden and pool area were illuminated to create a special romantic atmosphere…….


They set up our kitchen beforehand


A bar was created on our upper patio


Our guests started arriving…..


Suz’s best GF Louise flew in from her home in Nassau as a very special surprise for her. She had no idea that Louise would be there. A very special moment……


Louise & Suzie



Our guests, seated after cocktails and snacks



The first course……Mountain Tabor built with Fresh Tomatoes, Goat Cheese, and Avocado, garnished with Black Olives and  Rosemary
with a Sweet Basil Vinaigrette.

First Course

Next …..a Artichoke Cream soup made from Artichoke hearts creamed with toasted Almonds and nuts.


Then a Sherbert Sorbet to cleanse the pallet……  ( Sorry forgot to take a picture)

The main course…………

Fresh Fish Fillet in Fine Herbs Butter with Aromatic Herbs on a bed of Carrot Strips, served with a sweet banana rice cake……


A local bakery make a delicious carrot birthday cake which we all enjoyed


Then the 9 piece Mariachis arrived and started playing for Suzie and all our guests…

Mariachi singer

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Time for cake and opening presents……

Suzie with presents


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Cynthia and Wally Tom at suzies party

Many thanks to: Louise, Wendy, Hilda, Cynthia, Carmen & her parents, Howard & Renato, Ivan & Ellinor, Noel & Rosalinda, Susan & Manuel for the pleasure of your company. Also a shout out to Mont Blanc, Hector Escutia, the wait staff, the chef, and all of you who put on a great party for us.

Sailing the Caribbean on the Yumil Ik posted by on March 9, 2013

We chartered a 36ft. sail boat and crew for a afternoon of sailing in and around Isla Mujeres. We booked our trip through (ask for Martha 1-855-229-TOUR (8687))

There were 8 of us plus the Captain and a mate. Beer, soft drinks, bottled water, and snacks were provided. We boarded at 1 pm at the Hotel Sea Adventure Resort and Water Park – the old Blue Bay Marina which is half-way between Punta Cancun and Isla Blanca on the Lopez Portilla road. Parking was provided across the street from the hotel entrance which you walk through to gain access to the docks. I filmed several HD video’s with my GoPro camera. We returned around 6 pm, exhausted from a day on and in the water but very happy with our adventure on the Jumil Ik

(Click anywhere on the pix below to open the slide show, then click the arrow in the middle of the next screen. If you want to see it in HD click on the little gear icon in the bottom right of the screen and adjust the resolution to either 720p or 1080p)