This month our South of the Border Blog Hop is about dream vacations or ones taken in Mexico. My focus is on the trip we did from Ensenada to San Jose del Cabo and back, we basically drove from top to bottom and back of the Baja Peninsula.
Our adventures took us to Mercado Natural y Artesanala weekly event on Sundays located at Recicleteando which is a vegan/vegetarian restaurant. It is a smaller, quirky, eclectic location with a mix of vendors which sell natural, handmade or organic products. There are classes offered of Thai Chi, Yoga, Karate, Self Defense, Photography and Reading along with events for children and the family. The restaurant was very good but did have to chuckle as the other half was going to order a hamburger until I pointed out it was meatless, so he had breakfast! I thought it was a very relaxing place to visit with soothing music in the background, large chess board if you wanted to sit in the shade and play. There was no pressure to rush through but encouragement to try items or ask questions, we will be back. [...]
Well I’ve been MIA as I was road tripping from Baja California, Mexico up to Washington and back for a month but am now back south. I had decided to try something new and do or go somewhere new once a week, be it an activity, event or a place then blog about it.
This is a check in on how my one word for the year of 2018 is progressing. My word choice I had selected was ‘Balance’ and is still a work in progress with baby steps moving forward.
I have to thank Camille from our blogging group and owner of SurvivingMexico.com as she got me blogging a lot more than I even planned or imagined. I joined her and a couple of ladies in our group to do the 2018 A to Z Challenge, I went from posting once a month to completing 12 blogs in a month. After accomplishing this, I should be able to push towards weekly at a minimum but it actually triggered me to come up with a new adventure starting in July. My plan is for us (including the other half) to go someplace weekly which is new to us in town or within a day’s drive and check it out. It can be an event, a museum, place or whatever and then will blog about it. This will allow us to find free or cheap entertainment locally plus learn something new about where we live. [...]
Right now my day seems to be never-ending tiling. Basically the last couple years has been mostly about the house but the major projects are finally coming to an end. So lately my day has predominantly been setting tile or grouting. We are finally down to grouting on Saturday and then some touch paint, YES!!
I know this is after the fact by almost a month but it was amazing to view.
Took pictures in the late evening showing the large moon before the event began. Without realizing the actual time of the event I woke up at 4 am just as it began. This blog will be more visual as I post the progress of this event.
Word of the Year
This is such a great topic choice our SOTB blogging group is doing this month as a way to begin the new year. We are to pick one word to focus on for the year. I love this option versus making a whole list of resolutions that you never complete.
Foods and flavors of Mexico are broad to say the least. You can enjoy street tacos or gourmet food, it is your choice. So many people when they think of Baja, it is about the fish tacos but not so as there is so much more. Valle de Guadalupe is not only becoming the Napa Valley of Mexico, it is also about the food.
Decantos Vineyard and has an amazing view of valley and nice wines
Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California is being called the ‘Napa Valley’ of Mexico which is a short drive from home, I venture this direction frequently with my other half. We enjoy the scenery as it it reminds us of the areas we used to live at in the US, plus the architecture, food and the wine (this part is me only as he doesn’t care for wine) are amazing.
New beginnings are not always about the New Year but as spring comes forth it is also like a fresh start with the flowers reaching out of the soil towards the warmth of the sun.
I could go literal or not on this subject but it reminds me of our recent vacation traveling Baja California from the north all the way to the southern tip and back.