Monday, April 6, 2009

Octopus Hunting & Night Out

Yesterday was a perfectly wonderful day.

Octopus Hunting
Husband’s Aunt, Aunt’s Friend, Oldest Son, Youngest Son and I spent the entire afternoon at the pool and beach in front of our villa. Reading, relaxing and playing.

When the tide goes out there are lots of rocks and tide pools. Not great for swimming but full of all kinds of sea creatures. We spotted a Mexican Man with 4 Mexican Boys picking through the rocks. Youngest Son traversed the rocks to find out what they were doing. They were hunting for octopus. Youngest Son and Oldest Son hung out with the Mexican Man and 4 Mexican Boys for over an hour and 7 octopuses were collected – dinner for the Mexican Man and 4 Mexican Boys. This is exactly the kind of unplanned experience that I appreciate so much about living in Mexico.

Night Out
Husband, Husband’s Aunt, Aunt’s Friend and I went to our favorite sea side restaurant for pasta, fish and lots of wine. We watched the sun set, talked about interesting topics and did I mentioned we had lots of wine?

Good Times.


Steve Cotton said...

Now, octopus hunting is not one of those things I have done. But I will. There are some neat rocks in Melaque, just waiting for a little hunting.

Bob Mrotek said...

Wednesday, April 8th

Chag Pesach Sameach

Birkat Hachama

y ¡Feliz Pascua Judía!

VisitLaManzanilla said...

Tide pools are the BEST so many interesting animals to talk about and search for under the rocks.

Constantino said...

And you will prepare the octopi next time?
with garlic is good!

Refried Dreamer said...
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Refried Dreamer said...

kinda off topic, but you and your kiddos seem so happy here in Mexico! We're still within our first year here. Did your kids speak spanish prior to coming? How did you get them to learn!?!

American Mommy in Mexico said...

SC - new for us too!

BM - touching - you are the most thoughtful person :)

VLM - our kids can spend hours in tidepools

C - I have heard they stink the house up when you cook them ???

RD - kids are very happy - we are fortunate. The kids did not really speak Spanish. They had it at their USA school, we did private tutoring for a couple months, we did an immersion camp for 2 weeks, we used Rosetta Stone and we moved. Oldest Son had enough to survive and Youngest Son in K3 so not as crucial. First few months tough but they are Spanish Speakers now. Amazing really.