Before leaving Sandy Toes today, I took one last walk along 5th Ave, but this time starting at the CTM end. I prefer this side of 5th. It’s a little less crowded, and the restaurants and shops seem a little more upscale.
I see the future. This is 5th crossing CTM.
Here are the decor updates I made to Sandy Toes this visit.
Pillow decisions made.
The moving of my armoire from the “dining area” to the living room.
A meditating cat is always a good idea.
My sister’s housewarming present. Sandy Toes wine glasses. The best!
My bedroom is somehow morphing into the color lavender. Not sure how this is happening since I don’t consider myself a purple person. I’ll be rethinking this for sure.
Making it happen little by little.
Instead of working on Sandy Toes, I decided to hang out on 5th. August is incredibly humid here, but it didn’t seem to stop the tourists. They were out in full force.
I ate at a new restaurant called Leaf Bar on 8th between 10th and 15th. It serves sandwiches and salads all geared toward health. The veggies were fresh and the healthy spreads for the sandwich were delish. They let me try all 3: beet, hummus, and eggplant.
I took in a quick view of the ocean. It didn’t seem right to be so close and not take a look. This was early in the morning and still a little gloomy from the rain. A lot of seaweed happening.
It also didn’t seem right not to buy anything on 5th, so I did. A new sundress to help get me through these temps!
I hadn’t been to Sandy Toes in 3 months. The anticipation of what I might find was always on my mind. As most things in life, it wasn’t as bad as I thought.
First fear: Mold. Minus 2 wooden spoons, no mold was to be found. That being said, the rainy months in PDC are September through November. I suspect if mold is going to happen in Sandy Toes, it will be during these months. (Side note: I’ll be switching to rubber kitchen utensils.)
Second fear: Jungle creatures. Sandy Toes did not disappoint in this area. While there were no huge spiders, snakes, or scorpions to be found inside, I did walk into a floor full of dead centipedes. I was at Home Depot getting bug spray before I even opened any luggage. This was just from one area of my depa!
Third fear: Break in/theft. This fear doesn’t actually exist for me, but I thought you might be wondering. Sr. Elizondo made sure Sandy Toes is barred up and locked like Fort Knox!
On the positive side, the construction in the area of my condo is complete and it looks great. I was one of the first owners to occupy their condo, so it’s nice to see my building now populated with people enjoying their new homes.