Okay, people, I'm actually here and there still isn't enough action on this forum for me! I can't imagine being home, waiting for my next trip and waiting for every single word that anyone could write on Mazatlan! So for those people, let's keep our posts coming!
Unfortunately, I don't have too much "new" and "interesting" stuff to report. Went to La Costa Marinera twice this week (which wasn't even on my "Drop Dead List of Restaurants to Visit" list) once I had the Crackling Squid and then went back for the Crackling Fish because the squid was so good. My husband wasn't really all that keen on ordering it but I said we needed to try something different and it was absolutely DELICIOUS! And we were with a few tables full of people and everyone wanted to share and loved it! Very good.
Last night a very generous owner at our condo (he, he I guess I should say the "condo we're staying at") hosted a catered party with open bar, taco bar etc. It was absolutely great and nice to meet many other condo owners. Then we headed to Gus Gus with some other owners and returned to have "one nighcap" at their place which ended up with us getting home at 2:00 am! Lots of dancing, laughter and fun. But today was a little rough - and I can't remember the last time that I had anything close to resembling a hang over!
Getting up for stockings this morning when my youngest was excited to open his presents was a little rough but then we quickly headed down to the pool to give the condo staff their gifts. Only two of the cleaning ladies were working so I really hope I can figure out tomorrow who still needs to receive their gifts!! LOL
Then headed to Loco's to hand out Xmas gifts. So much fun! Carmelita, the daughter of Jaime - one of the owners, saw us with bags, came running over and knew exactly which bag was hers. She grabbed it, kissed me, said Mucho Gracias and she was gone. I thought it was so cute. We've been taking gift bags of toys, crayons, colouring books, candies and chocolates for a few years now but I honestly thought that she may be too young to remember - but clearly she knew that one of those bags was for her and knew exactly which one! It was so fun. The best item in the gift bags ever was the cans of silly string! Javiercito just couldn't get over that stuff! We didn't get to see Tonito with his can of fake snow though - that probably would have been fun!
As mentioned in another forum, today we were lucky to meet snowbird and her husband. Had a great time with them and got home a little later than expected. As they called it, when we got home our boys wanted to go out to eat (after we had already eaten) so we headed north for a place open at 9:00 pm. As mentioned previously, it's pretty hard to find many places open late for dinner. Fat Fish was closed, as were many other places, but Los Zarapes was open so we went there. Again, this place has never made it on any of my restaurant short lists but I really liked it. We sat outside (even when it started raining) and the ambiance of the upstairs patio is really nice (and non-smoking outside). The guys had ribs and a combo plate of mahi mahi, stuffed poblano pepper and shrimp taco. They loved it. And the tableside salsa was fabulous.
Tomorrow going to head for breakfast somewhere and then walk out to Cerritos to visit some friends.