The Tortas Welcome Their First Texas Visitors

2 Nov

The week leading up to Day of the Dead has been busy. It is a fun time of year in Mexico and we got to share it with our first visitors from Austin, Pat and Don. Many people have said that they would visit us. Pat and Don have been the first to show up. I vanpooled to my job at the State Health Department with Pat for many years and we have kept in touch.

Art showing in Chetumal for Día de Los Muertos

Art showing in Chetumal for Día de Los Muertos

We got to show off our town, visit the Pirate Fort, swim in Cenote Azul and shop in our lovely mercado.

Cenote Azul

Cenote Azul

The weather was perfect for a boat ride to float the channel and enjoy botanas,  a glass of wine and snacks near Bird Island. Turn up the volume and enjoy the cacophony.

Thank you Gabriel and Monica.

Thank you Gabriel and Monica.

We called ahead for a memorable sunset and Mother Nature did not disappoint. Our gift was the most spectacular sunset imaginable for our friends. We anchored for the birdsong, lightshow and good company, a perfect evening.

Breathtaking Beauty for our guests.

Breathtaking beauty for our guests.

Pat and Don boarded a bus for the Cancun airport on Tuesday to continue the second leg of their trip, visiting Oaxaca. Oaxaca is known for its Day of the Dead celebration. I hope the rest of their trip was as enjoyable for them as their visit to Bacalar was for us.

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4 Responses to “The Tortas Welcome Their First Texas Visitors”

  1. Bruce Kelley November 2, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

    Fun post, Alex, particularly liked the sunset vid. BTW: Mary adores Anthony Bourdain.

    Cheers!

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    • afish25 November 2, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

      AB is quite a character. I think Lisa is cooking more since we started watching his show! LOL.

      Like

  2. crobbins November 2, 2014 at 6:11 pm #

    I love your blog Alex. The photos are always spectacular. You may have a book here.

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    • afish25 November 2, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

      Thank you. I enjoy sharing. Your comment is appreciated. Stay tuned.

      Like

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