Monday, December 04, 2006

How to leave the country and then never leave the house

I was going to write a post about my Thanksgiving trip and tell you all these details pretty much guaranteed to bore you to tears, but instead I will just show you some of the photos I took. Most of them are from the house we rented, because we didn't leave much. Yes, I went to Mexico and sat on my butt; eating, drinking, playing cards and occasionally getting up to cook, swim or dance. I would be embarrassed if it had not been such a good time.

My pal Chloe, modeling a sign in the kitchen.

Here's my vote for the "item I would most want to steal from our rental house" award. I didn't steal it, but who wouldn't want a cheesecake photo of a stranger, cradled lovingly in an ornate metal star? (Jenny? You are with me on this, right?)

Some of the many virgins in and around the house:

(Edited to add: in retrospect, including the photo with Chris might be confusing. I didn't mean to suggest that my husband is a virgin. Sorry about that, hon!)

It isn't true that we didn't get out of the house at all. On one trip out of the house we stopped by "Pasteles Alemanes Chris" to visit with Santamouse:

Next year we are planning on Karaoke. The photos should be good.


  1. But... why are you wearing turtlenecks and coats?

    The Virgin collection is divine!

  2. Oh hell yes.

    The swarthy shirtless stranger with the ostrich butt behind him (that is what that is, right?)...I would totally have taken that home with me.

    And no one would even question it! The people that own the house would never suspect that anyone would actually steal the picture of naken uncle frank.

  3. Mayberry: Cuernavaca is above 5000 feet, so it cools off at night. It was a very good temperature - it got hot when we sat in the sun, but was very pleasant in the shade.

  4. I think you look very fetching in the turtleneck. I myself never travel without at least two.

  5. Your holiday looks devine. I would love to spend a holiday away from the family. Don't get me wrong, I love them but I hate the stress that comes with this time of year.

  6. I was expecting all kinds of drunken debauchery from your trip. Instead I got a naked stranger and a bunch of virgins?

    Wait, that sounds pretty festive, actually.

  7. sounds fabulous. definitely beats a visit from the in-laws (in my case at least)!

  8. although I'm sure you had a marvelous time (tiempo maravilloso?), I'm glad you're back to party with us at that crazy-delicious gymnasium. whatta scene. the cozy coupe alone was enough to make us want to go back pronto.

    Ada is one delicious little mama.

  9. That sounded (and looked) like fun! I love doing the non-traditional every once in a while, to shake things up. My boss is down in Mexico right now, doing the same thing... just after Thanksgiving instead.