Posts Tagged ‘jimmy buffett

19
Jan
09

Jimmy Buffett said it best.

Oooh, mexico
It sounds so sweet
With the sun sinkin low
The moons so bright
Likes to light up the night
Make everything alright.

Although I don’t have any photos (at this moment) to prove it, we had a wonderful vacation last week in Punta Mita! Mexico never fails to impress me. I love the weather. I love the food. I love the scenery. I love the people. I love the lifestyle.

This Punta Mita trip was a different experience for me because we traveled with friends. Derek and I usually travel just the two of us. I have never done the whole week-long-vacationing-with-other-couples thing before. It feels very grown up. It was a lot of fun to share Punta Mita with our friends. Although, I have to admit, I felt a lot of pressure to make sure that everyone was having a good time. I think it’s because we had traveled there before and we arranged all the details. I know it sounds ridiculous but I felt responsible for everyone’s vacation and while it was completely self-inflicted, it nonetheless nagged at me a little.

All in all, I think the trip was a huge success and everyone had a great time. I know I did. Honestly, some of the stories from this trip will last a lifetime – SO FUNNY. It’s so hard for me to get back into the swing of “normal life”. I felt silly wearing heels today -and was suffocated by all my clothes! I miss the sun and warmth. The swimsuits and sundresses. I miss the warm nights -being able to sit on the balcony late at night sipping on a drink and not being freezing. Sigh…it was a great vacation! Oh…Mexico!

Stay tuned for photos.

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14
Mar
08

dinner…mexico style

Yesterday, we cooked an amazing dinner. Everything was grown, prepared and purchased locally. See photos below (although the photos don’t do the dinner justice – we were too anxious to eat the food).

Menu:

Jumbo Shrimp – Purchased fresh from a local fisherman who was driving around the roads of Punta Mita selling to the community. ($10 for half a kilo)

Mahi Mahi – Purchased fresh from a fisherman at the marina. ($4 for a half kilo)

Homemade Mexican rice, refried beans, pico de gallo and tortilla chips from our favorite restaurant. We got it to-go. ($7)

In our complex, there is full kitchen setup (under a palapa in the sand). It is complete with a refrigerator, bbq, sink, etc. We prepared the meal drinking beer and listening to Jimmy Buffett’s satellite radio station “Margaritaville” (btw, if you have sirius radio it’s channel 31 and it’s perfect for tropical vacations). We bbq’d the shrimp and mahi mahi with butter, garlic and lime juice. It was so delicious – quite possibly the best meal we’ve eaten since we arrived (and for $11 each). It was such a lovely experience to be cooking and eating under the stars and in the sand.

Punta Mita marina

Kindra enjoying the palapa

Derek & JUMBO SHRIMP

BBQ

Dinner

 




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