La Mula to La Marea - From Rough Roads to Rest and Relaxation
From La Mula I got an early start. The morning sun was hitting my shoulder and every once in a while I would look back to see the sun rise higher in the sky.
I passes by this national park called Turquino, but I did not stop. It was still early and it appeared that the administration office was not open yet.
I had this dirt road all to myself for hour after hour, so I would ride right down the middle not worrying about any traffic.
The room was nicely appointed and spacious.
There was a back door to my room that lead to the beach which was about 100 feet away.
A swimming pool, snack cafe, bar, game area and cabaret stage.
And there was a bar open until 2am with free drinks.
I thought that I had reached paradise.
Well, the door to the beach did not open. That's okay, I would just exit through the front door and walk around the corner. The snack bar had a menu with about 10 items, but the only thing really available were hamburgers and fries. The free drinks were pretty watered down. And the food... well... it reminded me of a day when my primary school cafeteria served food that none of the kids wanted to eat. The food was pretty bad.
I still ate, drank and took advantage of the hotel facilities. While traveling I try to not dwell on the things that do not meet my expectations, but revel in the things that are in front of me.
I rested in my comfortable bed and air conditioned room, ate all that I could to regain some weight and energy, and just enjoyed watching some CNN, US baseball and a few movies. I would stay for two days, then I would move on.