Monday, February 9, 2009

Greetings from Puerto Vallarta

Hola Amigos! We arrived in PV on Saturday evening and have been having a marvelous time. One of the things that keeps us coming back is the exceptional restaurants. Last night I had the most amazing octopus I´ve ever had. It was seasoned then seared so the skin was crispy and flavorful and the meat was tender and juicy. It was incredible. It was served on a stew of potatoe, fresh green beans, tomato and chorizo. Un-frickin-believable. We heart the seafood down here.
We´ve already developed one bad eating habit- Choco-Bananas with toasted coconut. Holy crap. These are as they sound- frozen bananas with chocolate- except these are made fresh while you wait, dipped in a thick dark chocolate and rolled around in the crispiest, tastiest toasted coconut you´ve ever had . Holy cow. We´ve had one after each dinner out. This could get dangerous.
One strange thing. I think sleeping on a different bed has made my dreaming a little freaky. I woke up Sunday morning with these words on my lips "This little guy is the only species of sand beaver here in Mexico." It was like I was going to say them aloud. I think I was running my own little National Geographic special in my head. Last night I had a dream that I was doing a stand-in acting bit on Frasier. The problem was that they had replaced the father with a very fey man in his early 30's. I lost the job because every time he opened his mouth I was caught up in uncontrollable laughter. ¿Is this internalized homophobia? <--- look at the fancy puncutation my Mexican keyboard can do. I love it.
Today we´re planning to take the water taxi over to Yelapa for a day of relaxation on a great beach on the southern end of the bay. They also make pie over there. Mmmmm. Pie.


Mnmom said...

Darlings!! I'm enjoying this through you. Funny thing, we made frozen choco bananas this week but sans the crispy coconut. I heart choco bananas.

Remind me someday to tell you my 4-yr-old + Frasier story someday.

Little Sister said...

Oh, how I would love to be dining with all sounds fabulous.
I want a choco banana right now, only problem is I am not eating refined sugar for a while. POO!

Enjoy, you two. Take lots of pics and post one if you can.
Love you!

themom said...

Man I miss Mexico. Although I am used to a different area - Cancun. The warmth would be quite welcome right now.

The choco-bananas in coconut would be orgasmic. Enjoy.

Coaster Punchman said...

I would like to take a Mexico driving vacation one of these days. If it weren't for those damn drug cartels kidnapping people, I might actually try it.