Life and Living with Crohn's Disease

Life and Crohn's

Running Tips and Fitness Advice

Let's Talk Running

Coach Suz Training

Work with Me!

Lyfe Marvelous Travel

Hashtag Gringos (Marvelous Monday in Mexico)

I could start by saying hola, but that would just be ridiculously cheesy, right? How about let’s not and say that we did, though I can’t promise I won’t later this week.

As the title implies, these gringos have made it to Mexico, and I am currently feeling a bit incredibly stuffed after having a multicourse (for me, the others ordered single courses but at different times, so it was multicourse for me, if you get me) lunch/dinner (Mexico ain’t got time for putting Baby in the corner).

 In order to not be too long away from the action and also because we’ve only been here a few days, I am going to do one two sentences per picture.

Sadly, many of my pictures were thwarted by my phone being a putz and refusing to focus, but there will be more to come, no doubt! Thank you Katie for Marvelous Monday!

Trading fog and rain in Chicago for sunrises and tequila in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico! Find out more about my adventures at Suzlyfe.com

Peace out, Betches. aka leaving fog and rain in Chicago for sunrises and whales in Cabo (from our last trip)

Al fresco dining in San Jose del Cabo is just about always a good idea. Casa Don Rodrigo | Suzlyfe.com

Al fresco dining in Mexico is just about always a good idea. Not so much in Chicago.

I love the decor of Casa Don Rodrigo in Cabo, Mexico! | Suzlyfe.com

Casa Don Rodrigo (our first stop after leaving the airport!) was not only delicious (stupid phone wouldn’t focus), the decor was heavenly).

I loved the al fresco dining at Casa Don Rodrigo in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico | Suzlyfe.com

This was the view to the right of my chair. We were in the courtyard of a century old home.

First margarita of the trip! Delicious, fresh limes at Casa Don Rodrigo! | suzlyfe.com

First marg of the trip. On the rocks, with salt, and made to perfection.

First sunrise of our trip to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, taken from our balcony | SUlzyfe.com

First sunrise of our trip to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, taken from our balcony. I took it in with a cup of coffee and a sense of peace. 

Mid day cervezas and a shot of mezcal courtesy of our neighborh |Suzlyfe.com

Mid day cervezas and a shot of mezcal courtesy of our neighbor. It’s a tough life.

The NFL is freaking everywhere, even in Mexico!

The NFL is freaking everywhere, even in Mexico! #gringos (to be fair, there is a pet store here with Dallas Cowboys jerseys for small dogs. I don’t know what to think of that.)

A slightly frilly but still delicious margarita on the rocks with salt at Sardina Cantina in San Jose del Cabo |Suzlyfe.com

Alex is happy but a bit suspicious of why his drink is slightly frillier than usual. And yes, Sven and Olaf are there for back up.

That's a bit better. Margarita without frills and a Modelo Negro make for double fisting, Mexico-style | Suzlyfe.com

That’s a bit better. Margarita without frills and a Modelo Negro make for double fisting, Mexico-style.

 

Gorgeous flowers to be seen everywhere in Mexico this time of year! | Suzlyfe.com

Gorgeous flowers to be seen everywhere in Mexico this time of year! A bit different from what we are seeing in Chicago (see above picture for reference!).

The chicken enchiladas at Sardina Cantina in San Jose del Cabo are beyond delicious | Suzlyfe.com

The chicken enchiladas at Sardina Cantina in San Jose del Cabo are beyond delicious. Also, I am embarrassed to admit how much pico de gallo I’ve had in the past 24 hours.

A few funny stories from the trip:

Yes, I did allow myself to be taken from the plane by wheelchair in the San Jose del Cabo airport. Which was awesome, because we bypassed what would likely have been an hour long customs line. BUT we forgot to ask my parents for the address of the apartment, and then the border dude wasn’t going to let us through without the address. And they wouldn’t let us use a phone to call my mom/dad who have international phones. Finally, I got my phone to work after turning on international data roaming (that will be fun to get the bill for), I called Mom, who luckily picked up, got the address, and gave it to the official, who then decided to lecture us on traveling internationally. #gringos

We’ve already seen some whales from the balcony of the apartment (they are relatively far off), but we are going for broke today (Monday) and going whale watching! My only worry is that it might be a bit difficult for me injury-wise, but eff it. 

OMG don’t get me started about the table next to us at dinner. I am going to be nice and talk behind their backs, but I’m not going to be mean and write about it. But let’s just say HASHTAG GRINGOS slash #ThisIsWhyTheWorldThinksAmericansAreStupidAndAnnoying

I am going to leave it at that for the moment. Back to back days with multiple multi-hour eating and drinking and socializing extravaganzas has left my pooped! 

Later, betches!

Silly gringos. @suzlyfe goes to Mexico #weekendrecap #mimm Click To Tweet

Do you get seasick?

Sunrise or Sunset?

Are you #gringo when you travel or do you at least attempt to take in the culture?

Previous Post Next Post

Have you read these gems?

84 Comments

  • Reply Carla

    Ooooh now I need you to send me a picture if you see anything anything Pittsburgh Steelers in Mexico!!!
    <3

    January 11, 2016 at 5:34 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I saw some on the way back (people wearing it) but none down there!

      January 17, 2016 at 11:06 am
  • Reply Julie

    Sun and sand and beaches and food food!! Sounds wonderful!! Have an amazing time.

    January 11, 2016 at 5:45 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      We certainly did!

      January 17, 2016 at 11:06 am
  • Reply Ruthie

    ARE YOU REALLY MAKING ME CHOOSE BETWEEN SUNRISE AND SUNSET?!

    January 11, 2016 at 6:42 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Nah. I won’t do that to you.

      January 17, 2016 at 11:06 am
  • Reply Annmarie

    I’m allergic to the sun and would die in Mexico but I’m still jealous! Have so much fun!!! <3

    January 11, 2016 at 7:00 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You poor thing. But if you stayed at our condo you would as least have a nice view.

      January 17, 2016 at 11:05 am
  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I am so jealous that you are in Mexico, but enjoy it – you deserve it.
    Promise me one thing though? You will eat a taco for me please? JUST FOR ME!!!!

    January 11, 2016 at 7:02 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      How about a taco AND a marg just for you?

      January 17, 2016 at 11:04 am
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    Seasick yep that’s me often. I hope you are having a fab time and resting a lot. Looks like you picked a great week to vacation it got very cold fast

    January 11, 2016 at 7:09 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Seriously, it’s almost like we planned it!

      January 17, 2016 at 11:04 am
  • Reply Bri

    Ahhh Cabo! Love it there. Have a blast Susie! #eatallthefoodz #drinkallthedrinks

    January 11, 2016 at 7:09 am
  • Reply Linda @ Veganosity

    Ah, LOVE Casa Don Rodrigo! You lucky, lucky gringo!Enjoy yourself because it’s -2 degrees back at home.

    January 11, 2016 at 7:11 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I am sorry. But I love that you know Casa Don Rodrigo!

      January 17, 2016 at 11:03 am
  • Reply Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    I’m all about taking in the culture. THOSE people are so embarrassing.

    Se hablas espanol?

    January 11, 2016 at 7:25 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Unfortunately , no. 7 years of Latin.

      January 17, 2016 at 11:03 am
  • Reply Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine

    Have fun dear!! Soak up all the goodness and sun (and warmth) for us!

    January 11, 2016 at 7:40 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You know that I did!

      January 17, 2016 at 11:02 am
  • Reply Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood

    Oh man, SO JEALOUS. You deserve it though, obviously. I feel like warm tropical places are when it’s 100% okay for men to get frillier drinks. Frozen drinks and umbrellas for everyone!!

    January 11, 2016 at 7:59 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hey, we all deserve vacations! It is just my turn, lol. And who doesn’t love novelty umbrellas

      January 17, 2016 at 11:02 am
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Ahhhhhh vacation!!! You deserve this! Enjoy it all!!! Hope you see more whales 🙂

    January 11, 2016 at 8:05 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you so much, Julie! I truly soaked up as much as possible!

      January 17, 2016 at 11:02 am
  • Reply Jill @ Champagne for Everyday

    I am living vicariously through you!!! Also love that you did an apartment and not an all inclusive (my kinda girllll). Hope the holidays were amazing, and have fun lady! xx

    January 11, 2016 at 8:23 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      My parents have a small condo, and we love staying there so much more than we would at a resort!

      January 17, 2016 at 11:01 am
  • Reply Jen @ Pretty Little Grub

    Looks like you’re having a great time. Last time I was in cabo I was just taking a $5 taxi ride to an island when our driver took off in the opposite direction and we caught up to whales. We were ridiculously close. The cheapest whale watching adventure I have ever been on.

    January 11, 2016 at 8:29 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That is awesome!

      January 17, 2016 at 11:01 am
  • Reply Emily @ My Healthyish Life

    What is with the NFL in Mexico?! My family and I were so confused that every shop sold NFL memorabilia. Now that I’m back in the States I’ll live through you. Have a blast!!

    January 11, 2016 at 8:32 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That is just so weird. And I think that we would al just stay in Mexico if we could. I understand my dad being there half the year now!

      January 17, 2016 at 11:00 am
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    People who act so over the top stereotypical America are one of my biggest travel pet peeves! I’m all about experiencing the culture – including those margaritas, yum!

    January 11, 2016 at 8:35 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m seriously the person who hates Americans at times. And traveling, you can see some of the worst of it!

      January 17, 2016 at 11:00 am
  • Reply Jen

    So jealous of your trip, girl! Have so much fun! I get seasick and it’s terrrrrible. I thought it was just a fluke that happened a few times (I was hungry!), but a booze cruise a couple years ago proved me wrong. That was fun! 🙂 Enjoy your trip!!!

    January 11, 2016 at 8:47 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      ooooo getting seasick + booze cruise ooooooooof

      January 17, 2016 at 10:59 am
  • Reply Gretchen | Gretchruns

    Que bonita! I hope you have a great time on the trip and your injury behaves itself. Enjoy the weather because it’s effing COLD here!

    January 11, 2016 at 8:52 am
  • Reply Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    When I worked in Mexico for a couple years, I could not believe the Packer fans. They were everywhere and freaked when they found out I was from cheese land. So jealous of your beach time! I want to see a picture of you gimping around with a beer!

    January 11, 2016 at 9:12 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That is just weird. I guess the people from Green Bay like heading as far from the cold as possible!

      January 17, 2016 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Kat

    bahahahaha #gringos that is just great. I’m sorry that you had a bit of a bump with getting the address, but thankfully everything worked out! Something always tends to go wrong when I travel, I’ve just come to get used to it! I hope you have a fun and relazing time!

    January 11, 2016 at 9:19 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank goodness they picked up! That would have been exciting, otherwise!

      January 17, 2016 at 10:57 am
  • Reply Sara

    Sounds like a great vacation. Enjoy it – you deserve it! xoxoxo

    January 11, 2016 at 9:29 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you, Sara! We are doing just that!

      January 17, 2016 at 10:57 am
  • Reply Kate @ Baking in Yoga Pants

    What a perfect time to peace out of Chicago and make your way to Mexico! Soak in all that amazingness for the rest of us 🙂 I’m a morning girl, so I’m all about sunrises. That being said, I love any day that I have the opportunity to take in both!

    January 11, 2016 at 9:52 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Such a great point! We just had such a privileged view of the former 😀

      January 17, 2016 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Rae

    ENJOY my dear! I love me a good old fashioned margarita on the rocks just about anytime. Hoist a few for me 😀

    January 11, 2016 at 9:53 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Oh, with pleasure!

      January 17, 2016 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Suzy

    Oh, I am so glad you two are getting away like this. That marg looks ridic. And the address thing at customs would totally be something I would do too. Hopefully the weather and relaxation and booze will be the perfect ingredients to a healed up back.

    January 11, 2016 at 10:15 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It seems to have helped in a big way!

      January 17, 2016 at 10:55 am
  • Reply Hilary

    Those views are amazing! And I am so jealous of that weather!

    January 11, 2016 at 10:22 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’ve got a long winter for it to sustain me through!

      January 17, 2016 at 10:55 am
  • Reply Gianna @ Run, Lift, Repeat

    Yay for vacation!!! Enjoy girl and have a margarita for me. And the NFL is everywhere, cannot escape it.

    January 11, 2016 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Erin @ Erin's Inside Job

    Glad you made it and glad you rocked that wheelchair! Enjoy some sun for me please!

    January 11, 2016 at 10:56 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I did, just for you 😀

      January 17, 2016 at 10:54 am
  • Reply meredith @ Cookie ChRUNicles

    Have a great trip!

    January 11, 2016 at 11:26 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      We definitely did!

      January 17, 2016 at 10:54 am
  • Reply Michelle

    Your hubby’s expression made my day. I love exploring and traveling, yet sadly don’t get to do it enough!!

    January 11, 2016 at 11:32 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      He’s ridiculous. I’m certainly the sane one in this relationship ;D

      January 17, 2016 at 10:53 am
  • Reply Shawna

    yasss for a fabulous, much-needed vaca! hope this raises your spirits and is exactly what you need right now. it sure sounds like it is. and it makes me realize i need a vaca asap!

    January 11, 2016 at 11:59 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      It most definitely did, I hope you get yours soon!

      January 17, 2016 at 10:53 am
  • Reply Anna @ Piper's Run

    Enjoy your vacay!
    Cheers!

    January 11, 2016 at 1:09 pm
  • Reply Sarah @pickyrunner

    I do not get seasick #boatlife Ahhhh so jealous of those views! I like sunsets and sunrises. Sunrises are more special for some reason although maybe it’s because I’m not always awake to see them haha Have the best time in Cabo!

    January 11, 2016 at 2:10 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You would have been dying while we were down at the marina on Friday. I kept looking for a Cassandra esque boat!

      January 17, 2016 at 10:50 am
  • Reply Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine

    I used to not get seasick at all but I think as I have gotten older I am more prone to it. I love sunrises because Im much more of a morning person. Have a great trip!

    January 11, 2016 at 4:14 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Are you pregnant ;D JUST KIDDING 😀

      January 17, 2016 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Helly on the Run

    This post. Everything. Love.

    I’m Mexican so not hashtag gringos here, lol! That being said, I’ve never been to Cabo and would love to someday. Margaritas for breakfast? Sign me up!

    Have a blast, my friend. You deserve it!

    January 11, 2016 at 4:49 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I want to go to Mexico with you. I’ll be the gringo.

      January 17, 2016 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Beth @ Sublimely Fit

    So jealous. Someday I’ll have enough money to go on vacation. Or even take a few days off of work. 😉 I’m glad you two are having a wonderful time! Have a margarita for me!

    January 11, 2016 at 4:49 pm
  • Reply Jess @hellotofit

    Ooo I love this re-cap!! I used to prefer sunsets over sunrises, but now that I’m up at the butt crack of dawn I like sunrises, too 🙂
    The past two times I’ve traveled internationally I’ve purchased a $60 int’l plan for the month – free texts and $.50 calls. Maybe worth looking into next time to avoid roaming charges hehehe
    XOXO

    January 11, 2016 at 5:36 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Yup. We were planning on turning off our phones, but that was a lovely little surprise, lol.

      January 17, 2016 at 10:47 am
  • Reply Kerri Mcgrail

    So jealous you escaped the cold! Mexico looks amazing! I think sunrises are my favorite because I love early mornings and how quiet it is outside.

    January 11, 2016 at 6:19 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Me too. (on all accounts, lol)

      January 17, 2016 at 10:47 am
  • Reply Michele @ paleorunningmomma

    Those enchiladas! I’d love to be where you are right now!

    January 11, 2016 at 7:43 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I want to go bbaaaccck

      January 17, 2016 at 10:45 am
  • Reply Sarah

    This sounds so fun and so awesome. Rock and I are getting ready for an upcoming vacation and we were just saying that next year we want to do Mexico. It just sounds wonderful. And you are certainly missing the perfect week of icy, cold, crappy weather!

    January 11, 2016 at 9:31 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      YOU NEED TO DO MEXICO. Let me know if you want to discuss!

      January 17, 2016 at 10:44 am
  • Reply Kristen

    OMG this looks gorgeous! So jealous of all the food you’re eating right now! I’m dying to go to Mexico someday (Cabo!) and this post is not helping!

    January 12, 2016 at 12:00 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Well, I happen to know a place that you could stay!

      January 17, 2016 at 10:44 am
  • Reply neil@neilshealthymeals.com

    Lynne. Lynne! Get Mexico on the bucket list NOW!

    Hope you get some photos from your whale watching to share with us. 🙂

    Have fun!

    January 12, 2016 at 12:29 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      My parents do have a condo down there…. they would be happy to host you!

      January 17, 2016 at 10:43 am
  • Reply Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes

    Looks like a fabulous time! Nothing better than midday cervezas in Mexico!! Enjoy!

    January 13, 2016 at 6:35 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Oh, you know that I am 😀

      January 17, 2016 at 10:16 am

    Leave a Reply

    CommentLuv badge