Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco de Las Memorias de Mayo

Today's Cinco de Mayo pictures are brought to you courtesy of last year's trip to California where I had the extreme pleasure of getting together (again) at my favorite Mexican haunt in Stockton with blogging friends Katherine and Sandee along with Sandee's handsome hubby.  Zane, as the designated photographer, took the picture below as we were relaxing at the bar after Katherine and I had driven up from Santa Cruz where we had spent a wonderful day exploring her town.  Such happy memories that picture evokes!

The Cancun Mexican Restaurant is nothing fancy but it's been a favorite of mine ever since I lived in Stockton long, long ago in what now seems like another lifetime. My friend Cyndi and I visited there quite frequently and it was even one of the most popular places for take-out when hungry 911 dispatchers at the police department were in need of a meal.  It's so much easier to dispatch emergencies with a full tummy and would have been even easier had we been allowed to sip on a margarita like the one to the left but alas, the line had to be drawn somewhere! 

Since leaving the Stockton Police Department and California behind, Cancun has still managed to become a place where I have very fond memories of good times with new friends that I met through the wonder of the internet and this little thing that we call blogging.   For those of you who haven't had the extreme pleasure of meeting Katherine or Sandee in person, you've got no idea what you're missing as two nicer ladies (as well as their significant others) can't be found on either side of the country.

I'm hoping that someday I'll have the chance to get together with them again and share laughter and our lives over a margarita or two as well as a big ole' plate of really, really good Mexican food - the likes of which I'm never going to find here in Connecticut!

Honestly, it makes the really, really long plane flight more than worth it as you just can't beat the combination of good food, good friends, and good times.  ¡Le falto, seƱoras!


  1. I'd love to spend the day visiting with friends over a nice bottle of wine or two, or even a few Margaritas if it were really hot!

    However, I doubt I'll ever visit CA. I just don't like the possibility that the very earth where I stand may begin to move under my feet! =0)

    Big hugs xo

  2. Last weekend when we were heading to the boat and as we passed the Stockton waterfront I looked toward Cancun and said...Well, we aren't getting together this year as we have the past two years.

    There is absolutely no reason why hubby and I can't go to Cancun and have a great meal. You are absolutely right about it being an excellent Mexican restaurant.

    I hope we can get together in the very near future and enjoy good food, good friend and good times.

    Thanks for the shout-out and have a terrific day Linda. Big hug. :)

  3. Happy Cinco de Mayo, Linda! If I'm ever on the west coast, I'd definitely would want to meet Sandee and Zane. A boat ride would be so nice :o)

  4. cinco de mayo, i love mexican food.

  5. Happy Cinco de Mayo! I'm meeting some local bloggers for the first time on Saturday. I'm rather psyched. Of course we would have meant had a certain ex actually invited me. I'm hooking up with Jodi from Moody Blue and Sue from Coffee Slut. Someday, we will have to get together...

  6. I remember that trip and these photos! Dang...I wanna go there, with these gals. Why does this country have to be so wide???

    Happy CdM! Big hugs...

  7. I just had a wonderful dinner at a Mexican restaurant in celebration of Cinco de Mayo and those pictures are making me hungry--and thirsty! :) Thanks for sharing your beautiful memories.

    Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

  8. If ya make it this way again... I am flying into Sac and you can pick me up at the Airport and we will go have some adventures and go check stuff out that we never did when we both lived in California... and eat Mexican Food... I love it!


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