Even before coming to Mexico I enjoyed going to the beach whether it was a lake or on the Pacific coast. In my youth it was beach parties at Stinson Beach or Lake Berryesa. Family vacations to Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake. My folks retired to Twain Hart and so I spent much time with my children at their lake beach. All of these trips would consist of bringing a beach towel, maybe a floatie and a cooler or picnic basket and the main activity was swimming. Then I came to Mexico and find a whole different scene.
The beaches here are one palapa restaurant after another. Tables with chairs and lounge chairs are provided by the establishment for your comfort. You can spend your whole day at the beach and not even need a beach towel. Last Sunday 7 of us enjoyed a day at El Marlin on Playa Ropa,only 2 of us ever went in the water. We all enjoyed beer and drinks all served ice cold by the friendly staff, lunches of everything from fish fillets to hamburgers and club sandwiches were ordered for lunch. On a hot day there is no place better to be than a beach side palapa restaurant with always present on shore breeze cooling you, plenty of people watching to be had and a circle of good friends. Swimming is just an option and not the focal point for many. I like Mexican Playas!
The latest sand sculpture at the Zocolo has a valentines theme. Valentines day is a huge
event in Mexico, the stores are full of trinkets, candy and balloons. Extra booths are set up all over town. My contribution to Valentines day was to cook my husband his first every quail egg omelet. He is normally the breakfast chef and it surprised me he got out of his
comfort zone, to ok the idea of quail eggs. If I do say so my self it turned out wonderful. Signing off KO