One year down, forever to go… On Feb. 22, 2015, I married the most amazing man. Christopher Vogelmann gets my level of crazy, and trust me, I never thought that would ever be possible. He’s a good man, smart, kind, and funny. A family guy who adores me and my 8-year-old redhead. This guy is a keeper! Even if I tried to leave, Little Red would stop me dead in my tracks because he loves Christopher too. I feel like I hit the lottery, and in many ways, I did. It’s been a crazy first year of ups and downs and rollercoaster rides filled with barrels of laughter and walks on the beach. We celebrated with an anniversary trip south of the border.
Puerto Nuevo, Baja California. This town is famous for a few things – highly colorful Mexican artisanry, cheap drinks, and lobster! Sliced in half and put on the grill. Simple, rustic food that will make your tastebuds scream. It is served with Mexican rice, refried beans, homemade flour tortillas, melted butter, lime, and salsas. Man, oh man, was that good! My East Coast husband’s only complaint is that boiled Maine lobster can be softer because it’s boiled, and BBQ lobster can be overcooked.
Ensenada, Baja California. It’s a port, and you can easily find fresh seafood. When I say fresh, I mean fish that is still wiggling. It’s a quiet town despite the occasional cruise ship that docks. It’s a friendly, less touristy Cabo San Lucas-type town that is relatively easy to drive to. The Mexican government has done a good job of repairing the roads, trying to lure American tourists south. Wherever you look, there’s a crew maintaining the road. Hats off to them!
Rosarito, Baja California. Ironically enough, Feb. 22nd is also National Margarita Day. We couldn’t celebrate our anniversary without a margarita by the pool. My name is not Margarita, by the way, but I sure do love this drink especially with the love of my life. We stayed at Las Rocas, south of Rosarito but north of Ensenada. If you decide to stay there, know that the hotel has several structural issues, but we saw them working on them. Our room was dome shaped, and you could hear the ocean waves echoing from inside the room.
The entire trip was pleasant and relaxing as every vacation should be. A short getaway that reminded us how easy life can be when love persists.
Thank you, my love….
for all that you are…
for all that you have been…
and all that you will be.