We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
We ate very well in Mexico. These were seafood enchiladas with a creamy wine sauce, a relish of chopped raw vegetables marinated in lime juice, and some fried plantain chips. The green salsa with the brown corn chips was tomatillo, cilantro, onion, and chilis.
Also, the necessary daily Marguerita or two, to ward off scurvy and to prevent dehydration.
(This nice lunch was at the Cilantro Restaurant, next to the Pueblo Bonito Rose resort on the Cabo San Lucas harborside beach. That's not the hotel where we stayed but it's a good one if you like to be around a lot of activity.)
The salsa with the brown corn chips was tomatillo, cilantro, onion, and chilies.
Oh boy - I have a real addiction to that salsa and the raw corn chips. The last time I was down there, I think that's all I ate.
Biggest wahoo I ever caught was on a friend's boat during a Cabo boats sponsored tournament - 98 lbs just under 6' in length. What a fish that was. I also caught my personal best marlin there - striped marlin 8'6" and by measurement was just under 350 lbs.
I need to get back there before the bucket empties. :>)
And Tom, since you seem to be "oat and a boat" (a little Canadian lingo) today, I've been looking for a place to thank you. You may remember my search for a good starter guitar for my son, which you were kind enough, along with others, to respond to in great detail.
Long story short, we got him your #2 recommendation, a Yamaha ($193 on amazon!). He totally loves it. In about two days, he was playing the "top 100 guitar solos of all time," or whatever it was called. Seriously cool. And it definitely is a good starter guitar.
as for narco terrorism being exported by Mexico to the USA, I see it the other way. If the USA weren't chock full of Liberals, by which I mean hippies, druggies, coke-heads and heroin fiends, there wouldn't be much happening in Mexico.
As for the food, I confess to an addiction to hole in the wall taco stands, out of the way palapa bars and small town restaurants patronized by the locals. Places where they have little or no English.
As for bad guts, I always get them, often from restaurants catering to tourists, but who cares, Freddie the pharmacist in PV gives me an anti-amoebic and some bum-cork and it's all good.
Yeah, it's America's fault that the country with the tenth largest economy in the world and the southern neighbor to the largest is a basket-case third-world banana republic. It's got nothing to do with its own unbroken history of government corruption, malfeasance and lawlessness. It's those damn American pot smokers... Wasn't Cabo San Lucas the place where 27 taxi drivers and tourist fares were murdered inside an hour a few weeks ago, or was that the other vacation wonderland, Acapulco... Mexico needs to be bitch slapped into a Rule of Law.
So glad you are having a good time. Though for sure you haven't cared about the Hudson path. And the wrath that you wrought, or at least allowed. Nothing but an ant, right, that you so easily squashed beneath your foot. As it was, beneath you, right.