Bienvenido, loyal reader. Please join Bruce and Mary as they celebrate Thanksgiving Day, provecho!
My Thanksgiving Day starts with a Skype call to my mother. It’s 7:30 and she is already starting on meal prep. She is hosting fourÂ grandkids, three with SOs and two great-grandkids. Buena suerte, I tell her, good luck!
But Mary has a Thanksgiving Day tradition that will not be denied, watching the Macy’s Parade and look, here comes the Pillsbury Doughboy! And a chance for a shout-out to our youngest, Joe! Joe works for the General, General Mills, that is.
We’ve logged off our shifts and even though it is Thanksgiving Day, it is still Thursday and a cardio day for the both of us. It was tempting to blow it off because it is Thanksgiving day, but that, my friends, is a slippery slope.
Finally it is our turn to celebrate Thanksgiving which starts with beers at our new beach fave, Langosta Loca. It is a bit of a dreary day. Hurricane Sandra, far out to sea, has been causing it to rain for the last day and the rains continue but that will not deter us from our celebration on the beach.
A little later they areÂ having one heck of a time, singing along with a couple of cantadores. Apologies for the quality, it is shot under pretty low light conditions.
We are reminded of our first Thanksgiving in Mexico back in 2008 when we were living in Merida. We had taken a day trip to DzibilchaltÃºn, Mayan Ruins north of Merida, with our friend Dave the Brit. On the bus ride back we got theÂ treat of…
Being serenaded by Tonos Humanos, a Columbian Grupo Folklorico. After DaveÂ the BritÂ had struck up a conversation with the group leader they launched into a cappella renditions of several of their songs. After they had concluded the leader told Dave, “You’ll have to come see us at Olimpo tonight!” To which Dave replied, “Well, now we don’t have to.” Those Englishmen, can’t take them anywhere.
Thanks for visiting, gentle reader. If you would like to share, Bruce and Mary would love to hear of your Thanksgiving, or anything else you’d like to share. Hasta proximo Domingo!