Q is for Quick Life Update
For the love, how time flies. I was on the A to Z roll and then out of nowhere, Malibu RV Park drove me mad and I had to bolt to Baja for Xmas. To the wonderful delight of Minka. She popped a 4 day weekend down in wine valley (oh ps - not a soul checked her doggie papers either way across the TECATE border) with a 6 pack of farm dogs. You have never, ever seen such joy. Meanwhile, I once again had some next level food in the Valle. GD - it's just surreal what folks can do with a sprout, a leaf and a swish of some pork paste.
But, before even that - another Mexico adventure. It was TIME 2 at Casa de Mita. I was once again convinced that Mexico is in my blood and that Casa de Mita is literally one of the best places on the planet. Lalo and Memo (and all the staff at the Casa) make my heart swim. See the pic above? Let's just call it my own private mansion for the week. It was nothing but daily body boarding in the mighty Pacific (almost lost my life a few times - damn those waves :); billions of perfect margaritas; awesome yoga classes with Tomas (ever tried the 5 Tibetan Rites anyone - amazing....); fresh ceviche; awesomely fulfilled requests for pozole and paella; brilliant games of late night scrabble and let me just call it a thriller a day (as in spy, CIA, espionage books). Dude - this place is truly one of a kind.
Then, back to Malibu. Which don't get me wrong. I love it there - the fresh seafood market at the bottom of the hiking trail. Letting Minka run leashless round the hills. The amazing sunsets nightly. But, all it did was remind me up close that the FLO was not done. If I'm gonna be on vaca - welp, I need to be on VACAYYYY....
So - now - Borrego Springs. Right now, the 'stream is popped up in a perfect spot in what is prob the best RV resort in the world. Mouse is chewin' on a chunk of sugar cane from the simple-but-delightful farmers market here in town and I've got a pot of spicy beans on the oven. Sun is shining. Wine is flowing. I actually worked out this AM (hello Tibetan Rites) and I got a new thriller from the library today.
More and more soon. I must finish this damn alphabet I started and get onto a whole new tooth journey.
Meantime - a few pix from Casa de Mita to satiate your desires to ditch all and high tail it to Mexico. I know it's in the back of my mind right now - but for the moment - Marley and wine and fresh margs will suffice :)