Last week was my 40th birthday. Yes, I’m that old and I’m not about to lie about it. I wasn’t planning to recap Rocky Point Mexico Birthday Weekend on the blog, but so many people were asking for one so I finally caved. But there are a few disclaimers.
First disclaimer. I don’t have many pictures of our trip. We didn’t have any internet (they’re working on setting it up in their condo) and I failed to turn international on my phone so it was a forced hiatus from social media. Honestly, it was the best thing ever. Otherwise we would have been glued to our phones instead of talking to each other.
Second disclaimer. There are no food pictures. If there were, it would be of protein oatmeal, eggs, chips, salsa, shrimp, veggies and drinks. Because that’s all I ate. Oh yeah, and a lot of Pirates Booty during the 4 hour road trip. Third disclaimer. The guys face has been emojified for privacy. I signed up for being in social media, but he didn’t. Hope you understand.
Now for the recap!
We left Friday morning and drove from Phoenix to the border which is about a 2 1/2 hour drive. My boyfriend and I met my best friend, and her husband at the border and crossed together. As we crossed, my boyfriend said “this is just like the movies.” From there, we drove another hour or so to Rocky Point, Mexico where their condo is located.
For those who are not familiar with Rocky Point, it’s extremely safe. Lots of tourists and resorts. It’s not the typical Mexico stuff you hear. In fact, this was my boyfriend’s first trip to Mexico. He was a nervous wreck. I had to keep assuring him it was safe. I’ve also worked in Mexico for many years and am fluent in Spanish so this is no big deal for me. That said, you still have to be smart and aware of your surroundings when traveling there or to any foreign country.
When we got to Rocky Point, we went to the fish market where I bought a giant bottle of Mexican vanilla. It’s the best vanilla you’ll ever taste in your life. If you’ve never tried it, do it. You need to.
Rocky Point is a fishing town known for shrimp. We wandered around the market for a bit while my friend’s husband met with someone about setting up internet for their condo. They’ve had their condo 7 years and only now getting internet. Isn’t that crazy?
When he was done, we popped into a bar for a happy hour margarita. Funny thing about these swings is my friend and I used to hang out at a place in Tucson with swings like this. I have a picture just like this one that’s 10+ years old.
After we finished, we took pictures by the water. The sun was beginning to set and was so pretty. The large building in the background is where we had dinner. I don’t remember the name, but it was very good. We sat on the porch over looking the water where I devoured the shrimp fajitas.
After dinner, we picked up groceries and headed to the condo. They forgot their keys in Arizona, but luckily a superintendent there had a spare set. WHEW! When we finally got in, we watched a movie and went to bed. #oldpeoplelife
The next morning we slept in and lounged. The guy made eggs for breakfast. He actually made them for everyone both mornings which was really nice.
Then we headed to the beach! The beach is a mile from their condo. Basically, their condo is part of the resort so they can go there anytime. We sat under a cabana until dinner soaking up the sun, napping and catching up in between.
Rocky Point is situated in the Gulf of Mexico on the Baja California side. The ocean water is warm and relatively calm. The weather was in the 80’s. Warm enough to be on the beach without sweating to death. For lunch, we ordered crudités and wings from the bar, which we ate under our cabana.
Because it was chillier for us Arizonans, the resort was fairly empty. When I’ve been there during the summer, it’s always been packed. The lack of people made everything quiet and relaxing. It was heaven!
After the beach, we went to dinner at another fish restaurant situated at the top of a mountain. It overlooks the entire fish market. The view was incredible and so was the food! I had grilled shrimp kabobs with tons of veggies.
After we ate, we got ice cream then went back to the condo to watch another movie, which we all fell asleep watching on the couch at 9pm. #oldpeoplelife #beachlife
The next morning we ate breakfast on the rooftop of their condo then took a long walk on the beach. It registered 8,000 steps on my Fitbit. It felt good to soak up more sun and get the legs moving before a 4 hour drive home.
And just like that we were home! It was a fun trip. Everyone had a great time and the guy already wants to go back. I said go back? Why not live here? #bloggerlife