Saturday, March 21, 2009

We've come a long way baby...

We officially fit into Mexico... ok, well we are still obviously 'gringos' - the pale, white skin and the little red heads give that away - and each day various Mexicans approach the children to touch their hair and comment on their beauty; BUT, we now feel comfortable in situations surrounded by spanish speakers and we don't think twice about most things - church, grocery shopping, ordering food at resturants, eating at places before we were scared of, talking on the street, etc.

Speaking of eating at places we were once scared of - this picture is of my cute husband's favorite Mexican resturant. Seriously. Whenever he and I meet for lunch or whenever he chooses where our family goes for a weekend meal - it is here! The food is absolutely great, the people could not be more kind and once you get over the 'open air' atmosphere (meaning an occasional fly near or on your meal - you will NOT ever get a discount due to a fly in your soup) it is a great place.



We were here a couple of weekends ago and I took a picture for memories sake... but then, I thought, this picture says a LOT. When we first arrived in Mexico we ate at Chili's, Dominoes Pizza, McDonald's, Burger King, Sam's Club & Costco - and paid an arm and a leg to do it (A meal at McDonald's here cost our family around $40 USD). Now, we'll eat just about anywhere - the food is great and of course, "When in Rome..." (or Mexico - "VIVA!")

3 comments:

Aubrey said...

I think you forgot the pictures...I'd love to see them. It's great you feel so confident there now...just in time to come home! LOL

GramGrampsGazette said...

It's a great picture--so colorful and glad to hear the food is great!It will be missed when you head home! The cook in the family will have to know how to recreate such goodies!

Jason said...

It's so true that these little places can grow on you. It really is a sign of how accustomed you've become to living in Mexico that you're so comfortable with all these things. It will be another fun transition to come home and get back into the swing of things in the good 'ole US of A!