Grandpa left on Monday. The kids are hella bummed out, but Papa gave them one last "kick" before he left. On Saturday night, we all headed out to Aguamilpas, a lake right outside of Tepic, for a full day of fishing. Lovina is a fav. of my hubby's, so finding a lake with large and small mouth bass here in Mexico is a dream come true. (yup, my "cholo" is a fisherman. :) Anywhoo, so we set out Saturday night to get an early EARLY start Sunday morning.
A stay overnight at Corals Lodge, boat rental, and fishing guide for the entire day was 2100 pesos. A steal if you put it up against fishing at Casteic or Casitas Lake With Boat Rental and Guide (no hotel) for $400 DOLLARS. ridiculous. and they don't even guarentee you any fish! At Aguamilpas, it was ridiculously easy fishing, large fish, and the kiddos had a blast.
Even I got into it!
Papa did steal the show.
and during our lunchbreak, the lakeside restaurant cooked it up. It was the best fish I've ever had.
The only really strange thing on this trip was the journey there. You kinda travel through little ranches and small villages. There are cows crossing the street, no fences, donkey "herds" roaming around,either quite a few bad drivers or drunk drivers, (it was 11pm), and no kidding, a poor viejito passed out on the side of the road, a village made up of 3 houses, gigantic boulders in the road, and at one point, part of the pinche road was missing!!!
Overall, it was a great trip. No one was burned, everyone caught fish and enjoyed the moment. Papa said his goodbyes and flew back to the freezing snow, where Grams was waiting, and the kids are back in school... waiting for Grams and Papa to come back again in March.
- Refried Dreamer
- I've been living in Mexico now for about a two years with my hubby and 2 kids. Not exactly by choice, but we're here nonetheless. Luckily, I live with quite a few of the accomodations that i was used to in the states. In spite of those convienences, we also have a water tank with asbestos, outdated electricity, massive amounts of dust, caterpillars that burn your skin, and thousands of windshield washers on every street corner. My kiddos and I are learning to speak spanish and adjust to life away from our family and friends in the States.