Chanchito and the Stretchy Pants

October 12th

Nacho libre anyone?
Ray o Sting

Yep, Mexico was fabuloso. From introducing my friends to Nacho Libre and hearing them use “chanchito” throughout the weekend, to eating thoughtful, wonderful meals, to swimming in the ocean and screaming in delight at each wave — this was the best Mexico trip yet. We danced, watched movies, played bocce, rummy, Apples to Apples and Catch Phrase, drank mojitos, margaritas, Dr Pepper and Mexican sugar cane Coca Cola. We ate flour, corn and whole wheat tortillas, ate green tomatillo salsa, pico de gallo, bufalo salsa and a shot of hot sauce or two too. We rocked everything from skimpy bikinis to stretchy pants with style only acceptable on the beaches of Puerto Penasco. We swam, dove, laughed until our sides hurt and made fun of each and every one of our insecurities. By this afternoon we were ready to get away from each other and yet, I’m certain we’ll soon be talking about the 09 reservations.

She'd later regret that shot of tequila
Not Starbucks but...

I love Mexico. I love time with my friends. This was just the best trip I’ve taken in a very long time.
My head hurts, my skin is a wee bit pink but mostly just tan, and my heart is happy. This was exactly the trip I needed and I can’t wait to get back to the gym, work, and the American routine in the morning.

Group Shot
Bed head

Buenas noches amigos,

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31 Responses

  1. WOW I can’t wait to know and see more of your mexican experiance! Glad you had a wonderful time and welcome back.

  2. I’m glad you all had so much fun! You definitely deserved this break!

  3. Tina in Duluth October 13, 2008

    Oh, I LOVE your beach hair!

  4. Oh Kelli it sounds like a fabulous trip. I’m so glad you had a great time. Welcome Back!

  5. Looks like you had an amazing time – I am so glad!! But happy to have you back too 🙂

  6. Well, that sounds wonderful. I’m so glad y’all had such a good time!

  7. Looks like you had a great time! Back to the grindstone..

  8. Yay! Sounds like you had exactly the time you needed. 🙂 Fabuloso indeed!

  9. You look fabulous, Kelli! I’m so glad you had a great time. We love Puerto Penasco, too, but haven’t been in a while.

  10. Looks like a great weekend!

  11. i’m so glad you had a great trip to Mexico. now i have Mexico envy real bad!

  12. I’m glad you had such a good time!!

  13. Glad you’re having a good time, Kellita!

  14. Is Santanos Coffee similar to a Starbucks here in America? The Logo looks suspisously similar…

  15. It sounds like you have had so much fun ~ yeah:)

  16. So glad you had fun. (You liked that movie Nacho Libre? I saw it in the theaters, but remember not really liking it that much.) Glad you’re home and feeling relaxed and happy!

  17. Love Mexico too. Especially since it’s my heritage. LOL. I have only been to cozemel but want to visit Mexico City someday.

  18. Loved your picture at the end of your post, Kelli.
    Glad to hear you had such a good time.

  19. i’m relaxed just by looking at the pictures.
    i wanna go!

  20. Sounds fantastic! What a gorgeous picture of you!

  21. That is a fantastic picture of you with the beach tousselled hair! Looking relaxed and happy indeed!

  22. Hello hottie in the last photo!

    I love the Santana’s Coffee sign, too. Awesome.

  23. That sounds and looks like a fabulous trip. I’m so happy that you had fun and reminded I need to play Bocce more. I rock Bocce!!!

  24. Great picture of you! Glad you had fun!

  25. Hooray for you!!
    You look positively radiant. What a great trip!
    Beeeg Hug

  26. Looks like a good time was had by all! Thanks for sharing your trip. Welcome back.

  27. Glad you had a good trip, your pictures are fabulous. Also sorry to hear about your friend, it is so tough to lose a loved one – hope her family is doing OK.

  28. Looks like you had a blast. The wrestling masks crack me up.

  29. Michelle October 15, 2008

    that beach air looks wonderful on you and your friends. We are definitely going to try to go for vacation next summer with our neighbors.

  30. Gorgeous photo of you, dahling – glad you had a great time 🙂