Friday, November 26, 2010

Día de Acción de Gracias

We had something wonderful to be grateful for this Thanksgiving! A sunrise view from on high.

We began the day with a long walk, stopping for a light hazelnut frappucinno and cinnamon roll at a small cafe down the street.

As we headed down to the beach, we picked up our usual entourage.

The Bucerias beach didn't handover the mother lode that we've grown to expect on our trips to Isla Mujeres, but we were soon assuming the stooped position and finding lots of small shiny bits! Not bad!

No castles here! Just a sand pescado.

After a long morning walk and a cold swim in the pool, we began the debate on where we would have our Thanksgiving feast. Hmmmmmm. Head or tongue tacos? Naaaaaaaa. We'll pass.

Some restaurants down the block from the condo had traditional gringo Thanksgiving feasts, but we decided to take the road less traveled. When in Rome! We headed to the other side of the bridge to a local seafood restaurant on the beach. Adauto's!

While waiting for our Turkey Day feast to arrived, we admired the Christmas decorations and view from the table.

And here we have our faux turkey! The Seafood Combo Platter for two! Lobster, shrimp, mahi mahi, rice, veggies,garlic bread, and salad.

We quickly had our way with the feast and there were no Thanksgiving leftovers to take home!

But there was one thing we couldn't do without! I needed pumpkin pie! We wandered up and down the cobblestone streets adding on a few miles. The two little coffee/sweets cafes we'd thought of were closed. We finally asked a woman at Sandrina's, a restaurant serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, if we could skip the turkey and go straight to the pumpkin pie. And she set us up!

Homemade pumpkin pie made by her sister from the actual pumpkin! No canned pumpkin in this pie! Absolute heaven on a plate! The perfect ending to Thanksgiving Day 2010!


jeanie said...

What a feast! I'm really enjoying your trip Beck!

Ann said...

More great photos! I have a friend who made us a pie straight from the pumpkin--it was delicious. Like the Xmas decoartions--I have a tree similar to the one in the photo that I just put shells & MX themed ornaments on.

Chrissy y Keith said...

Tacos cabeza o lengua are my favorites. Yummy! Have your tried it?

Life's a Beach! said...

Chrissy, I haven't tried it. My mother always said I was a picky eater. Never would eat brussel sprouts or organ meats. Hold the stomach and head! HA!

Ann, that tree sounds gorgeous! And Jeanie, we're having a lot of fun!

Vee said...

Yum! Looks like a wonderful Thanksgiving. You guys do it right!

Jeanne Forest said...

Sandrina's is right next to the house I stayed in several years ago and will be staying in this January! And we ate at Audato's too!