I found the rough dirt road entrance and made my way to the chained off entrance. The ¨security¨guy seemed a little surprised that I was camping by myself, but it made him smile. I paid the bargain rate of 70 pesos for one night and spent five minutes trying to get dude to understand what my name was for the receipt. I should have just told him ¨Lulu¨and been done with it (that´s my Starbucks name, I´ve learned that it´s much easier than trying to explain my real name and the barristas don´t have to struggle with the announcement that my frappuccino is ready).
Security dude directed me to the shady spot for pitching tents, pointed out the showers and bathrooms and disappeared back to his palapa and chain duties. I picked out a tree and got to work unloading the car and setting up the tent. I was pretty proud of myself, got everything up zim zam zoom without hurting myself or causing a ¨look at the funny white girl with the flying tent¨scene¨. It was time to relax and enjoy the scenery.
I went for walks, I read one and a half books, I drank two beers and six Coca Colas, ate some sandwiches and jumped in the waves. The night time sky is almost indescribable, there was no moon so everything was pitch black (no nearby resort lights, yahoo!) but there was a blanket of stars from one end of the sky to the other. I lay on the sand, watched the stars and listened to the waves. I was kind of hoping to see some UFO action, alas, it wasn´t my night for the visitation.
I woke early the next morning and continued my relaxing ways, missing my boys terribly by this point. Around noon I started to pack up, not quite as successfully as the unpacking process. The winds had been high since I got there so taking down and folding a big tent on my own was tough. I´ll confess, I could not get it folded well enough to fit back in the bag, but at least it was close! I got the car loaded and was on the road again, more 80´s tunes, more traffic in Playa and finally home to my guys. I was glad for the break but happy to see them again, I´ll take them with me next time if they´re good.