Fri AM @ Guayabito

Agave Fields, Nayarit

Agave Fields, Nayarit

Wow, what a beautiful trip yesterday. At one (or several points) we were on the tequila route, flanked by fields of blue agave plants.

The soil & vegetation kept changing, and it was more than a bit disconcerting to know that I really couldn’t name much of the crops or orchards or any of the trees. Not too much wildlife, although I did see a big lizard (like dachsund size) sitting on a rock & once thought I saw a ground squirrel.

I don’t think I’ve taken a bus trip since college, and this was quite different. Very nice bus, very nice folks, and what was a 6 hr drive passed very easily.

Yes, pretty much everyone is older than I am; that’s what I get for impersonating a retired person. But most of their attitudes (and frankly their physical conditions, b/c  they live in SMA) are “younger” than mine. So I’ll be plying them w/margaritas & trying to get the secret out of them. (Then I’ll write an ebook about it, sell it on my blog- complete with testimonials- for $19.95 & retire for real. Problem solved.)

Gosh, I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to wake up with NO BLANKETS and hear the ocean just outside. It may be overcast, but it’s WARM & that’s fine with me.

Only problems Mexican staff does not take coffee seriously.  When we say have the coffee ready at 8m we don’t mean almost 9. Oh, and I need to get some bug spray muy pronto.

I thought I had screwed up & forgotten my camera to computer tether, but just found a place where the little card thing goes in. (Yes, I’m talking techie again.) Anyway, I’ll be able to share photos as I go, so that will be a good thing. Here’s the first batch.

Today is a free day in Guayabitos, which is nice b/c it’ll allow me to find all the seafood restaurants & surfer shops in town. And please please let there be an espresso stand. Tomorrow is Sayulita, and later on will be PV & San Blas, but those are all optional & there’s quite a bit of lazing around @ the hotel (We stay in this hotel the whole time, no packing up until we leave!)

Found a really good restaurant next door that serves excellent margaritas & seafood that’s crazy-good. Last night I had coconut shrimp. MMM…. I shared some, brought home leftovers (I totally scored & have a little kitchen in my room instead of just a fridge.) But then woke up @ 4 AM & ate the rest of them!

2 Responses to “Fri AM @ Guayabito”

  1. Brad says:

    Sara, I love the pictures and now the lead pic link works great. I can hear you talking about the e-book with your tongue in your cheek, but that is a really good idea. It would sell. And you are so fortunate to be surrounded by folks closer to my age than yours, since “we” only get better…

  2. Sara says:

    What I’m beginning to think is that once full-time work is over, ppl finally have a chance to more fully express themselves (totally generalizing, here.) And sometimes, it’s pretty surprising, who’s been hiding under the business garb all these yrs. I’m sure you’ve noticed it in PT, as well.

    Maybe I can put a picture of myself on the back cover, & claim to be 80? That would work…

    I’ll call it: The Fountain of Youth: Secrets from a Mexican Bus Tour