Just back from my quick weekend trip to Pie de la Cuesta, a beach about 5 miles north of Acapulco. It’s an authentic Mexican beach town — quiet, cheap and basic. And of course, gorgeous. I plan to blog about Lesley’s and my fun trip through the protected mangrove forest, but first, I want to share with you one of the more charming aspects of Pie (pronounced Pee) — it’s perfect sunset display, night after night…
The rainy season has been over for about a month or so. Remember these stormy photos?
Fall in Mexico City signals a return to dry air, when ocean moisture no longer carries the same oomph. Most days from now until next May are completely sunny, crisp and cool. Around this time of year, the leaves fall from some of the trees (while the palm trees and jacarandas keep things tropical year-round). It’s not unusual for many weeks to pass without seeings clouds or rain.
Today, however, we woke up to a beautiful cloud-filled sky.
All day, I listen online to WFUV.org while I work.
The people at FUV love music, and it shows. At least once a day I hear a new song I adore.
Today’s song seems especially apt for a gal like me:
This is a cover of an old song by Richard Berry, and it’s fabulous. Turn it up, folks. If I had a garage, and an infinite amount of money, I’d hire The Black Keys to play. We’d have a keg, some couches, and a great night in el garaje.
The Black Keys in general, rock my socks and they are an anazing cover band…(and if you’re about to tell me something like “whatever, Joy, they’ve been around forever,” and “what hole have you been hiding in?” My answer: I’ve been living in Mexico, fool. The internets are truly god’s gift to the world, but they don’t overcome all distance barriers).
Another excellent cover:
As soon as I hit publish on this blog post, I’m headed to iTunes to buy one of their album, which I will then load onto my iPod and take with me on my walk tonight to Bistro Arlequin to meet with my writing group, during which I will torture Chilangos peatones with refrains of “Have Love, Will Travel….”
My friend Connie, who recently visited me in Mexico, shared this video she created of some of the video and still images she shot while here. The video combines footage she took from a bus trip from Mexico City to Taxco, and photos from both cities. The song, “Denia” by Manu Chao (an artist I love), is in Arabic. She says “OK, not in Spanish but I thought it fit the imagery well.”
This time, instead of the regular Joy interviewing Joy on her time spent in Mexico, El Blog de Joy will celebrate dos anos en Mexico with a photo essay taken by visitors to la casa de Joy y Brendan.
We love visitors — and nothing is more fun than seeing their trip photos!
First, my Minnesota in-laws, Bob and Martie, who were our first visitors way back in March of ’08:
Then my parents and best friend Dora came, and while not touring Mexico City, we were hanging out — literally — over the Pacific Ocean in Acapulco:
Next to visit was my in-laws again, who brought along D.C. friends Laurie and Mark:
Next was a quick one-night visit from Madeleine and Jason, who road tripped across Mexico.
Then a few weeks ago Queens guru Connie, and her man, Hugh, visited us for a week. What a blast!
And, just a few days after Connie and Hugh se fueron, another darling New Yorker, Chrissy, arrived:
Chrissy’s photo were pretty amazing, and I haven’t yet blogged about them before, so let’s take a look!
Then, just last week, came my Uncle Steven and Aunt Martha from Houston: