Sunday, November 30, 2008

Another Real Endorsement

I too want to thank you for helping to make our trip so special. It was great to have someone driving us who "clicked" so much with us, especially with A and mine idiosyncrasies. I loved your commentary. I would really enjoy getting the pictures. 'd love to get together when you come to NYC and would love to show you parts of NYC you may never have seen.

BTW, A has told everyone we have seen so far how great you were. Getting an A from her is rare!

Take care.
J

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Yet another use for Mr. Lawson

There are so many ways one could use and abuse Mr. Lawson.

Visiting Merida House Rentals - Why, you could spend a leisurely morning perusing rental ads in the local paper, while sipping your fresh squeezed orange juice at your charming B&B and then spend an afternoon actually visiting the places you picked out, wherever they may be, along with your private, personal and highly opinionated driver.

A Seaside Lunch - Perhaps you have a hankering for halibut? That would be too bad because we don't actually get much halibut around these parts. But in the nearby Port of Progreso, there is an ample selection of seafood places at which to try some of the more local variety of fish. How about a boquinete or mero, cleaned and then deep fried whole, served on a plate crunchy tail and all for your finger licking enjoyment? It's like eating highly addictive southern fried chicken complete with greasy hands (sans slaw) and all. Your personal driver can make that happen without any complications to do with language, scheduling of buses and so on. The only thing you have to do is let me know and wash your hands thoroughly after lunch since we don't want the Yellow Car smelling fishy now do we?

Monday, November 10, 2008

A Real Endorsement (I don't do fake ones)

Anonymous Karan & Jim said...

As one of the crazy adopted Canucks (Canadian’s) from the AAMT 2007 in October/November of last year I can honestly say you made our trip and anyone thinking of using your services is on the right track. If you need us as a reference you have our email address and we would be more then happy to answer any questions or concerns they have.

Cheers!

Karan and Jim
Surrey, BC Canada

Sunday, November 9, 2008

More Uses for Bill Lawson

Airport Arrival, Rental Beach Home Provisioning and Rental Home Introductions - You arrive at the airport, are immediately assaulted by the humidity and warmth of the Yucatan, along with Yours Truly with a hand-painted sign with your name on it. We load you and your luggage into the Yellow Car and head off to your paradisaical beachfront rental, stopping at Sam´s, Costco or Aurrera to shop for essentials like tequila and chips. I tell you which ones are the best chips and which tequila will go down smoothest. After negotiating the cash registers with your debit card, we head out to the beach house and meet with the gardener/caretaker who speaks no English and make the introductions. Sometimes the owner is even there and everything is clarified with me in your corner. Then I leave you, with or without a Lawson Brick, an ancient but useful pre-paid cell phone since there are no phones at the beach and your roaming charges can be killer, with which you can either call me or whomever, whenever the mood strikes to go somewhere. How exciting is that?!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Some Possible Uses for Mr. Lawson

The Panucho Craving - Let's say you are installed in your rental home, condo or hotel. You have a hankering to head out to Kanasin, on the outskirts of Merida, to enjoy Merida's arguably best panuchos, salbutes and caldos especiales. You could take a cab, you could rent a car (not really spur of the moment) or you could take a bus (naah). Instead you book Mr. Lawson and arrange for him to pick you up at your doorstep, get into the yellow car, and head off through Merida until you reach your destination. During dinner you can pick my brain or not, as you wish. I can wait for you too. After dinner, you are whisked back to your accommodation as quickly or as slowly as you want, depending on which detours and or sights you might want to pass by on the way.

Boy's Night Out - a designated driver who not only speaks the lingo, has no ulterior motive and will also help you negotiate the intricacies of tipping in Merida's nightclubs. Not for the faint-hearted but always fun.

Golf Club Checkout - let's say you wanted to see both of Merida's glof clubs. Maybe even check out the third one that is possibly already underway. No problem. A half day outing to the clubs to see what they charge, what their facilities are really like and what the course has to offer. Door to door comfort.

more later...