Monday, June 15, 2009

Our wonderful Mexican weekend

Today I’ll share a bit of my marvelous weekend spent at home in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. A lot of people ask me what it is like to live in Mexico – here is an idea of what we do with ourselves.

Friday night we went out for a great dinner with some friends (this easy to do often here as eating out can be quite reasonable). We started by sharing shrimp empanadas, guacamole and salsa; then I proceeded to enjoy a magnificent feast of shrimp sautéed in garlic served with rice and steamed veggies. It was a very fine meal! We came back to our house for banana cream pie (yes, that bananas are ripe in our yard again) and to enjoy sitting in the garden for more visiting.

Saturday was another of our son’s American Football games after which we needed a dip in the pool as it was so hot! I have no idea how these kids can play in this heat! In the evening we headed to Mamita’s beach for a free Gino Vannelli concert held under the stars. I think all music sounds pretty good from a lounge chair on the beach but wow what an event! As with all Mamita’s concerts they set up a huge stage complete with screens, lights, and big sound. We were surprised by a few sand crabs trying to find their way between all the people. We figured out what was going on as people shone their cell phones to light the sand. I was happy to be in a chair as I may have been more than startled if one ran over my hand!

Sunday my hubby, Shawn went fishing (details and picture of that tomorrow) and I took advantage of a cooler morning and baked. The evening was a fish BBQ at home and a movie at the local theatre (also reasonable as full weekend price is only $50 pesos – about $5 USD). The movie experience was completed with buttered popcorn, caramel popcorn, and nachos. Now you know why I do yoga to try and stay in some shape – we eat a lot!

Now I wonder what we will do with our week?

Enjoy the Adventure! Suzanne

Suzanne Marie Bandick
Live your Dreams Life Coach

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On Mexican Time said...

Sounds wonderful!

Don't you just LOVE being able to dine on a dime! Okay, that was corny!!! It really is nice though, and there is almost always free music going on somewhere!!

Suzanne Marie Bandick said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! There is definitely much to enjoy.

Cynthia said...

Ah man I miss being there and this post just made me more "home" sick! Wish I was there - missing you lots.

Suzanne Marie Bandick said...

Missing you too!