Puerto Peñasco, Mexico
Hola! It was that time of the year, usually around Labor Day when Club MED, standing for Melissa, Emily and Diana get together. With 16+ years of friendship from our lives living in Los Angeles, we love our get togethers. Annual get togethers are so important – start them now even if you see your friends often because when life continues, it gets harder and you realize instead of seeing your friends every weekend you get to see them once a month and then maybe it’s a few times a year or once a year – but don’t be sad, these once a year get togethers can be epic and still be quality time.
We are always there for each other flying in for life events, weddings, baby showers, time has proven we will drop everything and be there for each other – once they dropped weekend plans last minute to get me from LAX and drive up to Santa Barbara (I had a wedding to attend) because I found myself solo just a few weeks before. If those aren’t amazing friends I don’t know what is! We chatted about stories – Remember when..? Whatever happened to so-and-so? And the funny thing is we know each other so well that there are rarely any surprises, if there could be one. I knew they’d margarita-it-up. And I enjoyed a half dozen virgin Pina Coladas! Yummmmm. This is us enjoying the infinity pool for the day at Las Palomas.
Straw Hat: Banana Republic
Looking at this photo I just love these girls. We laugh SO hard together and I can’t explain our chemistry but it’s hilarious and of course so natural since we’ve been together for over 16 years!
For this trip we rented a minivan and boy was it totally pimped out like faaaaaancy lights inside and double sliding doors – for a road trip boy was it amazing. Just FYI – you can only rent a sedan or mini down to Mexico with Mexico insurance and we figured the more space the better.
Also, remember your passport you will need it on the way back and if you can drive during the day, do, don’t drive at night.
We did some local shopping at El Malecon Boardwalk for a bit before lunch at El Oktopus Restaurant – I bought some luchador figures (Mexican wrestlers) and if you haven’t seen Nacho Libre then you should watch it on Netflix. And let me say, I know it seems weird in the beginning, but you gotta give it a chance then you will find it kinda hilarious. It’s not my favorite movie or anything but if you watch it, you will really like using the lines in the movie.
I bought the figures not for me, but for a girlfriend’s kiddos, she has three boys who like it but maybe the parents love it more hahah. There was even a little wrestling stage for them! So cross that off my Christmas list, wahooo.
The beach is very clean and the tide goes very low so you can collect some unique seashells.
I brought some festive outfits because it’s Mexico! I think pom-poms and tassels are very appropriate.
^^ I’m holding a seashell I found. Tee hee.
I don’t know what I’m going to do with them but I just had to collect them. Then I picked one up and there was a little crab in it. So I put him back. Then Melissa began to narrate like a Discovery Channel announcer.
“Hey buddy, are you OK? Man that was a close one!”
OK, maybe we first narrated in their voices. Do you ever do that? Sometimes we do that for people we see far away.
We had a beach dinner at Hotel Peñasco del Sol – the reason we went down was because I was invited by the tourism board with other photographers and influencers to experience Rocky Point so I was happy they gave two thumbs up for me to bring Club MED down, girl time made it so fun.
^^ Tomato juice / Tequila / Lime Juice – they represent the Mexican flag. I just stuck my tongue to taste tequila because I’ve actually never had it before!
We of course enjoyed some epic sunsets.
Cheers to us, to making friendship a priority and for our time together and making the best of the time we have together, wherever we are.