Thursday, April 12, 2012

Estoy en Mexico

I'm here. It's unfreakingbelievable. I have had a very long travel day and I feel about one million miles away and in a different universe. I'm sitting on the veranda you can see in these photos outside my villa and I can hear music in town and the waves (las olas) lapping on the beach, and it's breezy and warm and balmy.

We arrived in time for dinner. Mike the coordinator, asked me after I had taken 3 steps out of the cab from the airport if I would like Mahi Mahi for dinner or .... he listed about 8 other options. I chose Mahi Mahi.  I met all the other women who came here to surf, and the surf and yoga instructors and massage therapist, everyone so kind and friendly. I made instant friends with my roommate Jessie who is from San Diego. I feel a million things all at once and all of them good, but I'm still just trying to get my head around where I am and how I got here.

We ate a beautiful meal with wine and sea breezes and learned about our schedule tomorrow morning: yoga at 8, breakfast at 9:15, surf lessons at 10:30. I can't remember what happens after that but there was something about salsa dancing lessons and margaritas and after that I stopped paying attention. Thank you, universe, for bringing me here.

The internet service is spotty and I'm in need of lying flat on my bed, so I'm just going to post a few.  Sounds like I'll have a lot to tell you after the next few days.  Buenas nochas.  

I'm sitting on one of those chairs as I write to you, but it's nighttime so I can hear the ocean but can't see it.

The Villa Amor where we are staying is beautiful and clean, but not resorty.  It feels just right.
Inside my welcome beach bag were some gifts including Las Olas water bottle and a rash guard for surfing.

The Las Olas club house where we get our surf boards each morning and can shower or hang out... it's in town, but there is a padlock on the door and only we know the combination.  Just for Las Olas girls.

So much more coming soon. 


Tricia said...

AHHHH! How exciting for you!
I'm a Mainer that is traveling to Mexico this weekend for a vacation too. While mine is taking place on a resort and will be very different than yours I'm excited to see how things work out for yours! And this pumps me up even more!

kristin marie said...

Did the woman who had done several overseas tours in the army win? I would have voted for her if I hadn't have voted for you. ¡QuĂ© disfrutes esta semana!

Jen said...

Absolutely beautiful. Enjoy!

middleagedrunner said...

So pretty! Enjoy all the activities, margaritas, etc... :-)

maria. said...

it looks so beautiful (and warm) there! have a wonderful time, you deserve it!

Susan T. said...

Just want to tell you -- you're the luckiest girl in the world! And, that is too weird about the matching tatoos!!