Matt and I drove down in his truck and the other 8 people rented a minivan. Matt was REALLY excited to surf...the surf report looked exceptionally good.
|Loaded up and ready to go!|
We arrived in Rosarito around 7pm. Hungry, Matt and I headed straight to the taco stand that Matt frequented last time we were in Mexico. Taco Surf only had steak and carnitas (pork) but, the taco stand at the other end of the parking lot had fish and shrimp tacos. I ordered 3 chipotle shrimp tacos. Oh. My. God. Amazing. I have never had tacos like this before and will continue to dream about them until I have them again.
|Life changing tacos.|
Feeling better about life, we made our way to Las Gaviotas (the taco stands were only about 2 miles away from the complex). Celebrating quickly ensued. Jamie was pouring the tequila and Marybeth started up a game of Cards Against Humanity. I'd never played before but it was hilarious. It's essentially like Apples To Apples but more fun.
Saturday late morning came and we were off in search of brunch. Mainly because we weren't going in far, were in Mexico and just could, we chose to travel like this:
We found an awesome place great food and margaritas! We ordered up some strawberry 'ritas but were informed they were out of strawberries and would mango be ok? Lemme tell you....amazing.
|I may have had more than one...|
In the back of the cafe was an outdoor bar with a perfect view. So we had more tequila....
|Matt taking it all in|
After brunch, it was time to hit the beach. Matt went out first and I laid on the beach with the girls and watched. Then it was my turn. The waves were definitely the biggest I've ever (attempted to) surf. I was proud of myself for paddling out without any problems. Then the first wave came. Wow, so much power! I didn't even have to paddle that hard to catch it and took off like a rocket. I have never gone so fast on my surf board before...it was exhilarating and kinda scary! My ride didn't last long. I wasn't able to get my bearings enough to pop-up and quickly lost control and fell off and put through the spin cycle. Not fazed, I decided to give it another go, just not so far outside this time. Same thing...caught a wave no problem, couldn't get control, fell off, washing machine. At that point, I said "You win, ocean!" and came in. The waves were just too big for my (seemingly forever) beginner status but I'm glad I at least tried. At that point, I just decided to take advantage of the Mexican beaches being alcohol friendly.
Day two we ventured in to town to go to the market. Matt and I almost bought a gorgeous sun made out of metal and copper but decided to pass at the last minute. Matt did buy me a pretty seashell bracelet. Very beachy. I love it.
Of course we also had to get lunch. Most of the crew wanted lobsters, I opted for the shrimp kebabs this time.
We spent the rest of the day between the beach and the pool. Rough life. Then, that evening we all went for a walk and watched the sunset.
Great way to end the summer. ♥