ahhh, life on the beach
of us traveled from the Sacramento
area to join my sister-in-lawâ€™s family in Ixtapa for her Nephewâ€™s wedding in
November. Now this being my first trip
to Mexico, I was happy to be
going with those who not only spoke the language, but also had been to Mexico before,
so knew what to expect. This left me
feeling very free to do absolutely no research and preparing for anything. I packed some clothes, grabbed my passport
and was ready to go!
We landed in Zihuatanejo and I knew that this was
the more â€ślocalâ€ť town of the sister cities that are Zihuatenejo and
Ixtapa. However, I was not prepared for
how poor the town seemed to me.
been many places, but this one took me back a moment as to how bad the living
standards are there. Fortunately, Ixtapa
is a tourist town that has many restaurants and hotels lined up along the beach
where we were staying and seemed like the resort town I was expecting when we
landed in Mexico.
the wedding location
I arrived at the hotel with my sister-in-lawâ€™s
parents and one of her brothers and we were met by friends and family that I
had no idea who they were, but being part of the family, I was welcomed with
open arms and kisses all around. After
standing in the open lobby and sweating for nearly 20 minutes, I decided to
check into my room and try to change and cool off before tackling the never ending
heat and humidity of Mexico.
We spent our first night meeting people, catching up
with family and friends we hadnâ€™t seen in a while and drinking a lot of
beer! The next morning was breakfast at
a great dive restaurant across the street and pool/beach time for the kids and
we got to hold baby turtles!!!
Most days we spent lounging in the luke warm pool,
drinking lots of beers but sweating so much that we were unable to obtain a
nice long buzz and walking across the street for food and pervisions. We relaxed, ate, drank, got to know people
there for the wedding and had a great time.
By the time the wedding came around we were ready to seriously party and
so we did!
A lot went down in Mexico, and if it wasnâ€™t for the
humidity, then we would be going back there real soon.