First Days in Mexico First Days in Mexico
April 12, 2019
by Olena

First Days in Mexico

Hola from beautiful sunny Los Cabos, Mexico! It is +29C and never ending sunny forecast with a refreshing breeze (no need for AC – yay), and at home, in Vancouver, it is snowing. We made it here safe and sound, and are slowly adjusting to a new pace of life, which is completely weird compared to craziness at home, and I’m just popping in for an update.

If you don’t know, we went to live in Mexico for a month. Life is short, make every day count.

After yesterday’s must drive in Mexico (with imaginary stop signs and lane dividers) run to a farmer’s market and Costco (I will share all my finds later), today was a first normal vacation morning. I found organic milk and even Nature’s Path cereal at Costco. Breakfast view has never been that good for this kid or even us, grown ups.

Me and Alex had Coach’s oats (now I understand what one of my reader’s meant once asking if she can use them in a recipe – they are delicious!) with Greek yogurt (0% fat from Costco but it is what it is); guava, mandarins and watermelon from a farmer’s market. And coffee, I had my first coffee in a week because staying up past 7PM is a real struggle. I remember The Good Wife in patches. All the fresh air always knocks me out too early (like earlier than my 8PM bedtime at home) in tropics.

I really needed to save this kid’s menu for the day because Kindergartener’s way of spelling words the way he hears them is precious. “Pasta, chicken, orange juice, water, pita chips, raviolis, chicken legs and pizza”. I would never come up with this way of spelling in a million years LOL.

Mexican watermelons have seeds…

A 10 year old can’t get enough of my DSLR, the fact that makes me jump at any drop, but I learnt to let it go. He loves taking pictures of birds and we have no shortage of them.

I can’t get enough of this amazing “normal” food. It just tastes real. And my kitchen, with sliders opening all the way to the never ending ocean view. You know how many whales and dolphins I have seen so far?!

I’m slowly getting a hang of our new routine and starting to lose anxiety. A glass of rose is part of my afternoon routine because I decided I deserve it. I already have a list of recipes I can make in the next few weeks (considering I got the ingredients in Spanish right). It is a bit overwhelming in the beginning to get used to a new house, new country and new foods, but I’m almost there.

Time to go to the beach and continue “the hard life”. Honestly, it is very hard to lift my butt off the chair because I have this view right at home, sitting on a chair, why do I need to move LOL?!. Tomorrow morning I’m going for a run, Alex already explored “the terrain” and said I’m safe from snakes and cartel LOL. Until the next time.:)

Next => Sunsets in Los Cabos.