Bienvenido, loyal reader. Please join Bruce and Mary on Mary’s Big Six-Oh Birthday Tour. Provecho!
Long time readers know that Mary, like many Halloween babies, kind of got shorted while growing up as the grand holiday out-shadowed their own BDs, so what we do to make up for lost time is… a BD Tour! And this one begins with a wonderful salsa cruda at Polo’s this Friday night, the 25th.
Mary is pretty excited as she has been thinking about this meal for a long time. The last time we were in, she saw Chili Relleno con Marlin offered and she wondered if they would sub out the Marlin for mushrooms and cheese. Our wonderful server Cristian was happy to accommodate her.
It’s Saturday afternoon and we are at Milano, in Centro, clothes shopping for Mary. It is difficult to get Mary to buy anything for herself but with the average age of her wardrobe approaching a couple decades she is amenable this day. We’re on a roll so we stop at Sensacion and Santori as well. And then we find ourselves at…
Amore’s and we’re just about to dig into these fabulous pastas. Mary is having the Lasagna Vegetariano and mine is Bolognesa.
Here’s a close-up of Mary’s Lasagna, take it away, Mary: I love the way they slice the carrots into long strips which form a part of the layering for the lasagna. The mushrooms and carrots offer so much texture that each bite is a celebration! The white Parmesan sauce contrasted with the red tomato/pepper sauce is not only visually perfect but also delicious from start to finish.
We’ve bused back home and Mary is modeling one of her new outfits and the new Teva brand sandalias that the kids sent her. Very thoughtful hijos, keeping their mom upright and walking tall! She adores them!
It’s Sunday and our celebration continues. We’re on the beach at Fidencio’s and high season has definitely commenced.
We’ve left the beach and now we are at JD’s BBQ. Mary has just finished up her first ever Poutine (she loved it) and I have made short order of my super hot wings. I have worked my way up to 5 drops of DaBombs 300,000 Scoville units in the hot sauce. Mmm, Mmm, good! BTW: Happy hour at JD’s begins daily at 4 and that means, and I am not kidding, 10P beers. And during all NFL games, appetizers are half off. Oh, thanks for taking the pic, Sooz! We have had a fun time getting to know blog follower Sooz along with hubby Dave. And earlier today we had the pleasure of meeting blog followers Deb and Pat.
It is Tuesday, Day 5 of Mary’s 60th BD tour and we are at Los Muertos for their lunch special: A huge slice of pizza, FFs or salad and a pint of craft beer for 50P! Usually we cannot make it here in time for our happy hour (special ends at 5) but because we are on work time (CDT) and Mexico has fallen back to Std time, we easily make it. Cheers!
And Mary’s BD tour continues. This is the view from our table at Restaurante El Rio. It is Friday evening and we have just finished our workouts at Power Fitness, hopped a R04 Blue bus and rode it up Paso Ancho, timing our “Baja” request to debark right at the gate to El Rio. We’re feeling lucky.
And lucky we are as we discover that this group down below us on the sand is a TripAdvisor party containing a number of our blog followers. With Sooz and Blake’s encouragement we come on down and we have the fun of meeting blog followers Jenny, Debbie, Pat, Jan and Don, face to face. If we have left anyone out, our apologies.
It’s Saturday, we’re at the Sea Monkey and it is a glorious day at the beach. The ocean breeze caresses us as we enjoy our cervezas and cigar. And the air is so crystal clear, we can easily see Punta Mita.
And for our entertainment, drummers on the beach works just fine.
We’ve left the beach and walked the Malecon taking a right at Libertad to make our way to this balcony table at La Peña Andaluza, Mary has been wanting to check out their tapas. Their unique menu doubles as a fan which comes in pretty handy as it is much warmer here than at the beach, naturally.
The tapas have arrived, take it away Mary: On the left are Spanish style potatoes, softly fried in very good EVOO with red and green peppers and they are usually served with chorizo on top, but they will leave that off when asked. On the right is my olive ratatouille which is almost as good as daughter Helen’s Olive Tapenade! This is a savory blend of green and black olives with zucchini and red peppers. I could eat this all day!
Thanks for visiting, gentle reader. Bruce and Mary hope you enjoyed the ride. Hasta proximo Domingo!