Hi Y'all....sorry i have been busy!
Well we had a great vacation to Mexico. I cant lie and say I LOVE LOVE LOVE Mexico, I dont. But i also cant lie and say I would rather be here. Call me a spoiled brat, and I will say "no, but i would prefer to go to Az" if you will, but either way I am lucky that i have the chance to get away in January, and leave it at that.
Mid 70's, not super hot, but warmer than what they were getting back here.
Outdoor swims and runs
Towel Art..one year we had an iguana in the bath tub and it scared the daylights out of us...
Fish...no pictures i ate it all.
Sculptures in Dwntn PV, so cool!!
Sales people wanting to sell my aging parents things they didnt need, and people always looking for a tip...oh wait, i got into the section of the blog i said i wouldnt post, what I DONT like about Mexico. here is my dad showing his muscles so he can beat off the timeshare sales people. Rich is admiring the gun show. ( ha ha, now you see where i get my puny guns)
It does freak me out a bit to see "Kids" in fatigues at the airport, carrying M-16's. And it does freak me out a bit to know that as an American ( yes we think we are all THAT) but we have no rights in Mexico and really i dont think i want to test that one, ever. So as much as i would like to wander off the resort property and run and linger, i just play tourista and try to be a good little girl when there.
Two funny stories, though..When we entered the country ( Mexico) they ask you if you have any fruit. I always have brought some oranges or apples with me, bc you never can get fresh fruit too easily, And since its organic and from the US I figure ( arrogantly) that its not going to bring any parasite or anything that can cause a massive crop breakdown to their ecosystem. Granted I know i am not right, but heck they are organic satsuma Oranges, not something i got in an alley of a 3rd world country. Plus i just didnt really figure anyone would care. Whoops. I was wrong. When we went thru Customs /Immigration if We ( my mom too ) didnt set off all the bells and whistles. We had the full on luggage search for every last orange ( i had them in my carry on actually) and at one point the lady was yelling at my mom " APPLE!!!" and my mom was yelling back " PEAR!!! " "Apple...PEAR!!!!" it was too funny. It was a pear, by the way. Then the woman was yelling " CEREAL, CEREAL..." We were like "huh?"
My Dad and Rich, stood by thinking they were going to have a fun week while mom and i sat in a mexican jail, but to their disappointment we got out and we pouted for a day when we had no fruit to eat. And on the way home into the states, yes we had no bananas, we had no bananas, today.
I also dont get why they are so against people running. You ask where to run? they say " Brio, treadmill." Um no. So i hit the golf course path ( there are 18 holes and more being built) but when i get to people ( usually American or Canadian) I stop, I wait, I know proper ettiquette and i also know to ask them " Do you mind if i run while you are golfing?" Heck I get more high fives and " GO GIRL" and off I go. The last day I was running and someone who looked like a construction person not even a golf pro, stopped me, saying " ALTO" I said " Pour Quoi?" in my best French ( seriously, I dont know spanish other than phonetics) and when he didnt answer i said " Au revoir" and off i went. There was NO BODY ON THE COURSE. NOBody. It's like "What is your deal?" Do you think me running on the path or on the side of the grass at times is any worse for your course than driving those big old carts all over the place? I know its just that they dont want to encourage people to walk? Seriously? Yes I think those resorts are really just hoping you sit by the pool and drink and eat so your belt is even tighter than when you came.
Last, funny story. The Red flag at the beach is always up. ALWAYS. We were on the Pacific side of Mexico, but still, this is an ocean front resort, chairs on the beach, etc...so Rich goes to ask why.
"Well, you know....could be....Jelly Fish......could be.....these long snakes with these sucky things that dont have eyes, they wrap around you and pull you down to the bottom and.....( seriously?)"
Rich said "what about E- coli? do you test that?"
Answer "oh yes that too, could be that."
It's like seriously? Lame.
Of course the thought of a snake ( morey eel) pulling me down kept me in the pool, so the scare tactic worked great. Still its good to be home. ( Even tho we came home in the dark to a garage door that the plow ( we call him Mario) had rammed in while we were gone.
And finally a big thank you and shout out to my wonderful parents who every year ask us to be their chaperone's to Mexico. I think i have the fittest, most fun 80+ yo parents out there.
Love you guys, and cant wait till next year.
PS we are finding a hiding place for the oranges.