Driving around Mallorca

Ivan and I woke up at 11:30 am on May 27, 2013.  It was really bad weather out – overcast with black clouds looming above.  Ivan and Lee went to see if they could rent a car, so we could explore the island since the weather wasn’t good.

Lee send a text message to Louise saying that we should grab some clothes for dinner later.

We saw Ivan and Lee with a cute little dark blue car a few minutes later.  They told us to hurry since we had to get the car back at 5 pm.  Louise wasn’t sure why we needed our clothes for dinner later then.  I thought it was a bit odd that they would only rent the car for a few hours as opposed to one day, but I didn’t question it.  I usually just go with the flow.

At 1 pm, we all piled into the little car and drove off towards the mountains.  Nobody really had a definite plan of where to go.  Ivan picked up a Mallorca magazine and was reading that. Somebody read (can’t remember who) that Alcúdia was nice.

There was a cool house music CD in the car.  We played it and all the songs were so fun and good.

We were driving and saw a sign for Campanet and Lee thought we should check it out since he was driving.  It was a really small town that was too quiet.  So, we zoomed through the town and headed back to the freeway.  It was a good thing that Ivan was using his GPS, so we wouldn’t get lost.

Our next stop was Alcúdia.  We walked through the city walls which were old castle walls.

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We checked out some souvenir shops.  One shop was selling figs, nuts and apricots.

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Ivan and I tried the figs and they were tasty.  We ended up buying a bag of figs with onions.  Sounds weird, but it was actually really good.  Lil Dave was disappointed that bananas weren’t featured in their products.

We saw two restaurants.  Lee thought Pizzeria Restaurant looked good.

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The restaurant was located in a great square.  I really wish the USA had cool squares.

Ivan and I shared bruschetta, cucumber with mint and a vegetarian pizza.

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Lil Dave got a nice banana pizza.  The food was real good.

It was nice to check out the cool postcards and souvenirs.

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It was time to start driving to the next place which was Alcúdia Mar which was the marina.

Ivan, Lee, Louise, Lil Dave and I walked down to the marina.

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Lee and I had to use the toilet.  I really should have used the toilet at the restaurant before we left.  There was a short line for the port-a-potties.  I knew it was a bad idea since you could smell how much it reeked from outside.  I went in and it stank so bad.  The toilet wasn’t flushing, so there was tons of toilet paper just stuck in the toilet bowl.  I had to pee really bad though, so I had to go even though I just wanted to puke and get out of there.  That was the most disgusting thing I’ve seen in a toilet.  How can nobody clean this up? So gross.

We walked around the marina, but there wasn’t anything going on.  It would have looked prettier with better weather.

We stopped by an arcade.  Ivan, Lil Dave and Lee played a few games.

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Ivan and I bought a cute little sangria bottle which had a hat and castanets on it. I thought it would be a good souvenir for us.

It was time for our next destination which was Artà.  I was so tired since we didn’t sleep that much last night.  Lee and I fell asleep while Ivan drove.

When we reached Artà, Lee decided to stay in the car and sleep.  Ivan, Louise and I walked through the cute town and checked out the shops.  These towns have the best postcards.  I love sending postcards and try to pick good ones to send to my family and friends.

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The shops were once again very unique and quaint.

We all walked back to the car.

Lee seemed refreshed enough to drive.  I fell asleep again.  Lee drove us to a supermarket and picked up a bunch of things.

It was time to head back to Palma de Mallorca.  I’m glad we got to explore more of the island.  Too bad the weather didn’t clear up though.

We chilled back at the boat for awhile.  Ivan and I used the internet.

Lil Dave and Reggie the bear went out for dinner at Molly’s.  Reggie wanted to introduce Lil Dave to some of his bear friends.

Later, it was time for dinner.  I decided to get dressed up and wore the summer dress I recently bought in Ibiza.  We walked to Flanigan for dinner.  Ivan and I went to this restaurant our first day in Mallorca for lunch.

Everybody wanted paella since we didn’t get to have it the night before at the seafood restaurant.  Ivan ordered baby squid croquettes since they tasted great the other day.

The service was really slow tonight for some reason.  We all ordered paella.  Louise and Lee shared the mixed paella while we got seafood paella.

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Oh my god, it was the best paella I’ve ever had.  It’s slightly better than the one we had at Formentera Restaurant in Ibiza.  It was so moist and the seafood was delectable.  If you’re ever in Palma de Mallorca, you have to stop by Flanigan for their paella, tapas and apple pie.

I was really stuffed and forgot we already ordered the apple pie (It takes 30 minutes to make).  I’m glad we were sharing it, so we each had one slice.  It was so tasty as usual.

Lee was tired and wanted to go back.  We walked toward Ritzi Bar Lounge because the rest of us wanted to do something.  Ritzi was so quiet though and we didn’t feel like going to Magaluf.  So, we decided to call it a night.

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