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Mexico - Part Two (Sayulita)

Pictures from Sayulita

FOUR days without the kids!  Hard to imagine, but that was the plan.  Not only that, we were meeting CB, Tawn, and Dan in the small beach town of Sayulita, Mexico.  We had been planning this trip for about 6 months.  The main goal of this trip.......learn to surf (among other things).  Saturday afternoon, Scott's dad drove us, along with Scott's brother Bill and Heidi, to Sayulita to get us checked in and show Bill & Heidi the town of Sayulita.  Stepping into our penthouse at Papa's Palapas, we were in awe.  The place was amazing:

And of course the best part was the view:


So, the bummer part about when we got there is we found out that CB, Tawn, and Dan didn't make the flights.  The bad side of standby travel.  We felt so bad and didn't really know what to do with this huge penthouse by ourselves (o.k. we figured it out, but felt really guilty).  First Scott and I took a stroll on the beach:

and then we went to dinner and by 8pm we were trying to figure out where the happening places were.  We felt so old, but found out that most of the people in town gathered in the town center to just people watch and chat.  We met a gentlemen who had some wonderful stories of surfing and life and were completely suprised when he told us he was 83 years old.  If surfing and adventure keep us that young, we might drop everything and take up that lifestyle.  He was amazing.  Afterwards we went back to Papa's to enjoy our balcony and the waves:

The next morning we woke up and went into town for coffee, and I'm not talking about the Nescafe coffee that we were served in Lo de Marcos.  There are two espresso shops that we became frequent visitors at.  They had great coffee.  Scott's dad sent us an email saying that they were bringing the kids down for a visit, so everyone could see the penthouse.  They were pretty impressed when they dropped us off.  The kids fell in love with the place and really wanted to stay.  They played on the beach for a bit:



and we ordered take out from a Mediterranean restaurant:

We fell in love with the place last year and their hummus platters.  Yummm!  The Brosius clan left, Dan showed up and we all did a little relaxing before CB and Tawn showed up:

CB and Tawn showed up a bit later and the party started:

We started with tequila shots in the room.  Then we went to dinner and had more tequila shots. And finally we ended up at a bar with guess what? ......more tequila.  I'm not talking about normal bottled tequila, it was some homemade stuff with skull and crossbones all over the plastic jug.  What were we thinking?  Let's just say that this was the first time Scott and I ever had pieces of an evening erased from memory. 

The next day, (do I remember this?) while I was trying to recover, everyone else headed out to get some surfboards.  They all headed out to catch some waves.  And then ended up on the beach exhausted:

The second night out was pretty tame.  Tawn caught a cold from some relatives they stayed with on the way down to Mexico, so she stayed in.  The rest of us went to Don Pedros for Cuban night.  They had Cuban dancing and mojitos.  It was fun, but we ended going back and hanging out on our balcony for the rest of the evening, which was very nice.

We got a good nights sleep and the next morning I was ready for my surf lessons.  The bartender at the bar for the crazy night out ended up being a surf instructor, so I set up my lessons:

The lessons were great.  It is quite hard, but I ended up getting up a couple times:

While I was taking my lessons everyone else did some surfing, too:





After that, we headed back to the room and Dan made margaritas for everyone

and Tawn went downstairs to get a coconut drink:

Dan & Tawn were throwing limes at the rooster that thought sunrise was at 2:30 am:

The next morning CB, Tawn, and Dan took off to catch the bus and we had to say goodbye to our place.  It was hard:

Such a beautiful place.  Both Scott and I couldn't wait to see the kids.  I missed them so much and was a little bummed when they weren't with Grandpa when he came to pick us up. 

Now, I can't wait to find our next "surfing" adventure.  I think I'm addicted.


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