|For Terry and Trish's last day here (this trip) they made reservations for lunch at Miss Emma's Garden & Nursery. The
restaurant is in the downstairs of this building.
|The nursery is Miss Emma's main business, but if you make reservations you can enjoy a fabulous meal, and nine of us did.
|First course: salad (including starfruit)
|Second course: fried chicken and shrimp (most people didn't realize there was another course coming)
|Cara's vegetarian main course, and that's fresh passion fruit juice in the glass - delicious!
|Dessert: banana cake
|After lunch Miss Emma was nice enough to take us on tour of her garden.
|A glimpse of the mango orchard (with 300 trees)
|On the left is a papaya tree that is only about a year old, and already bearing fruit.
|Miss Emma's garden is large and lovely, and had all kinds of plants that were new to us.
|Not sure what this spiky tree is
|Apparently part of the eggplant family, Miss Emma called these "young girl boobies" and held them up to her chest to
illustrate - lol. The leaves also have large spikes on them.
|Miss Emma with a Chinese tulip (if I remember correctly)
|Royal palm trees (just 10 years old)
|"Chinese Firecracker" tree
|"Big Belly" palm tree
|Cara liked the cute homemade sign for "Emma's Garden"
|On our way back we stopped at the town of Maya Centre for some chocolate and more exploring.
|We hiked down to the beautiful river that runs by the village.
|This is where the Mayan women wash their clothes.
|It was the first time for several of us to see a toucan.
|Four of us had a late dinner - another fabulous four course meal at Chef Rob's Gourmet Cafe.
|Instead of bread Cara and Sabrina got a cheese and olive plate with pesto sauce.
|Eric and Mark enjoyed Shrimp Bisque.
|Cara and Sabrina got a special (and delicious) gluten-free soup.
|Watermelon salad with pear vinaigrette
|Eric's fresh Grouper with ginger cantaloupe sauce
|Cara's amazing vegetarian meal
|Pineapple crepe with ice cream
|Cara and Sabrina got gluten-free version - delicious ice cream with fresh pineapple.