After we escaped we made lunch in the little kitchenette with the groceries we bought in town, then headed out to lounge at the pool and beach. One of my goals this vacation was to try to learn to swim. boyziggy tried valiantly to teach me, but it's going to take awhile. My mother is a nonswimmer and I never learned either; I don't even really like being in the water much unless it's hot out, which it certainly is here. But it's windy too, so we ended up in the indoor pool more than the outdoor one. I felt embarrassed with luxury when the staff delivered drinks and chips to us poolside. I also got to use more of my tiny Spanish vocabulary when exchanging my towel (toalla) for towel card (the towel lady didn't understand the English version of my room number).
After a sunset walk on the beach I returned to the room and we had room service for the first time, a tasty grilled vegetable and grapefruit salad, along with some soup that we got at the health food store in Phoenix. Then we watched The Royal Tenenbaums (we only seem to get movie channels, CNN, and TNT here), which I thought was great but Ziggy fell asleep. Well, I fell asleep while watching The Hours last night myself, even though I really liked what I saw of it, so that was only fair. Watching English movies with Spanish subtitles is fun, especially if I put it on mute and try to figure out what they're saying from the subtitles alone.