It’s been a busy week since I’ve returned from my trip to Southern California and Mexico!
We’ve had extra rehearsals and I’m prepping for a special performance at the end of this month. More on that in a post to come!
I started my trip in So Cal to see my family, which was a great respite from the cold NYC weather.
I did a ton of surfing with my Dad on my hometown break in Sayulita Mexico.My dad taught me how to surf when I was just a little guy, so it was great to get back in the water with him. When I lived there, I used to surf all the time after school so I made it a point to log in a surf session every day while I was there.
Pictured: Me in my natural habitat.
And this view from the Amor Boutique Hotel is absolutely breathtaking. Going to bed to the sound of the crashing waves and waking up with a Pacific Ocean view makes you appreciate this special spot. Sayulita is a 30 minute drive from Puerto Vallarta. It’s where I grew up and it has grown considerably since I’ve moved to NYC.
The town now boasts 100+ restaurants, some are traditional sit down style, and some are simple food stalls like these amazing taco stands!
“There’s a hot spinning cone of meat in that restaurant next door. I don’t know what it is, but I’d like to eat the whole thing.” -Ron Swanson
While I was home, the annual town fair was in full swing with mariachis playing (because the tuba and the accordion are still mainstream), your typical carnival rides, and yes, even some very unusual games like “Who can hold on to a car battery the longest?”
I enjoyed this fair as a kid, and it was fun playing the games as an adult. No one was hurt in this pellet gun game…in fact, I’m not even sure this one was loaded.
The trip was an incredible time to unwind and get reinvigorated.
And it was far too short.
Isn’t it always?
But I wouldn’t change it for the world! although it’s hard to see, I’m sporting blue and yellow because I was traveling on leap day. Leap Day William. …anybody?