Happy New Year! (New Year, Same Us)

Happy Friday you guys! We hope you have had a great week this week! Ready to read the craziest thing you've read all week? IT'S COLD IN PUERTO VALLARTA! There, we said it. It's not really that cold here, but to us it absolutely is chilly in the mornings and evenings!

WHAT HAVE WE BEEN UP TO THIS WEEK?


Greg-- New year, new equipment! (Okay, it is only sort of 'equipment'!) We recently got a bunch of new batteries, cases, screen protectors, etc for all of our gear and I've been organizing it all. The best Christmas gift? A new external hard drive!!!


Hillary-- There's no better feeling than starting off a new year by purging! That's what I have been doing this week and yes, we even filmed a video about it that will be published next week! I mean, how many chapsticks do I really need? ...14...is that too many? :)



THE BEST FOOD OF THE WEEK

Okay so this was actually several weeks ago but I must share--I have tried sushi twice in my life--both times were within 48 hours of each other and I am a newly converted sushi addict!! Why didn't you guys tell me it is THIS good?! I've lived 30+ years without this magical roll and now I have a lot of catching up to do. The strange thing is that I don't like seafood so I like a modified sushi plan. The first roll I tried was a special vegetarian roll at the restaurant "Umai" at the Sheraton 40th Anniversary Party. It was SO good and I practically inhaled it. So the next day, we were on a mission for sushi. We found a place called "Sushi in House" and ordered so many different things to try out! They have quite an extensive menu and so many new things we have never had before. I had smoked marlin sushi and it was so yummy. The prices were extremely reasonable (about 60-110 pesos per roll). Greg had one with tuna and said the tuna was also SO delicious. We're planning to go back soon because, well, we've been dreaming about the place since we left! Here's the address: Francia 135, Versalles, Puerto Vallarta




SPANISH TIP OF THE WEEK

We FINALLY ventured to San Sebastián del Oeste for the first time about a month ago and there we were able to get in some great Spanish practice! It seems like across small towns in Mexico, we are really able to get in some great practice. That same week we also learned that what is known as the tooth fairy back in the US is actually the "tooth mouse" here in Mexico--el ratón de los dientes! This was just a silly thing that we giggled about and realized how much we love learning about the small things in Mexico that are different from back in the US.


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PLANS FOR NEXT WEEK

Since we visited Punta Mita back in October, we have REALLY wanted to go back and learn how to surf. With Greg's broken foot all healed up nicely now, we're considering going back to learn! BUT--we talked to our surfer friend just yesterday and he told us that the water is freezing right now and it would be best to wait until February or so. And since I cannot handle cold at all, we may decide to wait a few weeks (but I'm also really impatient :) so we may go for it!)

We hope you all have a great weekend!


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