Morgan's Monday Moments -- I Left My Heart in Mexico
I've probably been to Mexico a dozen times starting when I was a kid. My Dad and stepmom took us to an all-inclusive at the end of high school and let us run wild. As the youngest of my four siblings and step-siblings at 16, that ended up being WILD. That trip serves as a great host of embarrassing stories my family loves to tell about me -- but I always took with me a deeper feeling. A feeling that fueled many trips in the future -- almost every year.
Puerto Escondido 2011
Baja Coast 2016
Hierve el Agua 2011
Outside Mexico City 2011
Something happens in Mexico -- a relaxing, cleansing, opening feeling that can only be experienced there. Yes, it's the beaches and the weather but it's WAY more than that. Over the years I've been up and down the Baja Peninsula, the west coast and the east coast. Last week I spent my birthday in Sayulita and Puerto Vallarta for an easy, quick, rejuvenating 10 days and to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. I had friends coming in throughout the week and the quality time was priceless. Playing cards and laying in the sun and chatting until sunrise night after night is something I just don't do in daily life. The healing, clearing and overall lovely energy that comes from that is what ultimately helps me grow as a person. It has always been that.
Playa los Muertos Sayulita
Relaxed living in Sayulita
Mexican festive flags can be found EVERYWHERE
When you couple that quality time with a culture who welcomed us with open arms at every turn, the most delicious food I've ever had for the least amount of money, and beers that cost $1... it's literally the best vacation anyone could ask for. But the thing is -- it amazes me how many folks I know who resist the amazingness of this country. It's warmth, culture, ecology, and sheer proximity to us seems like a no brainer.
Cemetery in Puerto Vallarta
Participants in Dia de los Muertos Parade
I'll write more on Mexico in the next couple weeks, but this week, I just wanted to share some initial photos and some initial gratitude I'm feeling about this glorious country. Somewhere I will visit for the rest of my life, and continue to share my love about along the way.
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