So this is that story I promised... I am not in the most magical of moods so this story may not have all of the colors that it should... All the colors of neon tropical fish that is!
We are going to Mexico! (so there is the ending)
Here is the beginning:
Just recently I was telling Billy that I would love, Love, LOVE to go somewhere tropical. "Like Mexico", that is what I said, "Mexico"! I have never been there, I am from California and I have never been??? I know that is just a little bit redick', but it is true.
Living so far North I have been missing the mexican culture that I grew up around.
I miss hearing spanish spoken in the back round of everyday.
I MISS the food (have yet to find a decent Mexican food joint up here).
Communicating with gestures and smiles when there is a language barrier.
The smell of tortillas and laundry detergent wafting through the air at sun down.
Brightly stripped wool blankets and posters of low riders and jesus for sale on every other street corner.
Home made tamales-- a dollar a piece off the tail gate of a truck.
Flats of strawberries bags of oranges.
Family. I always admired how the Mexican families stuck together. I wanted to be a part of something that strong.
So, I am not mexican, But I love coming from a town where much of the community was graced with a strong Mexican presence. Most of what I know of any sort of culture I learned from them, I have kinda adopted it as my own. So I thought I would love to go see the origin, the roots of where all this magic originally came from.
Anyway I love stuff from mexico and like I said, before I went off into my little ramble, I was just telling Billy how badly I wanted to go to Mexico... and how could we ever make that happen? etc...
I even made a painting that had "you should go to Mexico" scratched in the paint.
like I had been and highly recommended it, but really I was talking about me, us, we should go to Mexico! And low and behold... WE ARE GOING!!!!
Here is that part; How we are going:
When Ree and I were down in California, visiting Friends and Family. my Friend/Mom was looking for tropical places to celebrate her 60th Birthday... And of course I recommend Mexico, we started looking around the internet for places, flights, villas etc... and before you knew it she and Ronny were flying us all down to stay for 9 days in a villa on a lagoon in Akumal MEXICO!...
What the F#@k!
Are you kidding me?
It was like Magic!
These people are pretty magical!
THANK YOU JOANN & RONNY--WE LOVE YOU!!!