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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!

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