...while Heather sat under the palapa bar, dutifully trip advisoring.
On this day, some of us were under a somewhat weakened state after helping Gary celebrate his half century mark. No mas tequilla.
This required a breakfast of champions so naturally we headed to La Union for a power breakfast. It was delicious as usual. Then to the market for several liters of orange juice. One must rehydrate.
After breakfast, Denise went on to do her good deed of helping the local economy which apparently involves buying every piece of jewelry she lays eyes on (not the expensive stuff) while the rest of us waited to get hungry again and started packing.
When we finally were hungry again, we went to La Nueva Esperanza (the carnitas place) which Traci and I had been wanting to try forever. All 3 women ordered 2 tacos each and Gary and Dan, unsure that anything that doesn't look like a chicken is safe to eat, each ordered 1. Traci, Gary and I had to go back for 1 more while Dan reluctantly ate his 1 taco.
We spent the rest of the afternoon lounging around and getting ready to leave and planned the next meal. We absolutely had to squeeze 3 in on our last day.
I suggested that we go eat early at La Mexicana since I knew Dan really liked it and he hadn't eaten much lunch. We headed there and ordered 3 chickens for 5 people! Actually it was more like 2 chickens for Dan and 1 for 4 people. We did share some with the two cats and one dog. It was delicious as always. Then we just hung around the palapa the rest of the evening.
Some of my (and other people's) favorite things about this trip:
Getting to see Lea and Romy
Amy's favorite meal:Olivia
Lea teaching me to swear in spanish-I didn't learn very much appropriate spanish on this trip
Meeting Nacho, Marcia from Mornings in Mexico, trip advisor people
the food of course
my gourd light which got broken in my carry on (Gary-"I told you so")
The night out with Romy, Lea and Ismael
Gary's 50th birthday in Mexico
Tiny's bar-what a fun place! That was unanimously the most fun we've had.
Of course, the people of Mexico
One of the drivers, Jaime, that we had told us "Thank you so much for visiting my country". That was super cool.
Gary and Dan's good deeds
And most importantly, spending time with people that I love a whole bunch.