Last week, Pete and I were able to leave frigid Washington D.C. for the entirety of the week and visit my dad in Hermosillo, Sonora - the land of clear blue skies and sun, the land of Taco Fish, the land of Sonoran Style Steaks, the land of Palo Fierro (the most beautiful hardwood)! We all had a great time celebrating Christmas! Pete cooked a feast of cinnamon spiced salmon, green beans, mashed potatoes, cooked carrots and green apple with spiced cranberries salad. There was tres leches cake and flan for dessert but we didn't get to it until the following day. And you can certainly bet there was lots of cheering (Dilly Dilly!) as we all toasted to the coming year.
If Pete wasn't cooking up a storm for breakfast or dinner (pictured above), we were trying out some of Dad's favorite spots and trying out new ones. But we'll talk more about that later...
When our plans to head to the beach got shot, we ended up checking out MUSAS - Museo de Arte de Sonora - and got cultured on primary colors, pigmentation, texture, photography, and sculpture.
Eventually, the following day, we did make it out to San Carlos and got to see some amazing views both on the way and at the beach town. Our trip began by heading strait to the Mirador to get views of the Mar de Cortes from up high before dipping our toes (in Dad's case sneakers) into the sand, relaxed poolside at the San Carlos Plaza hotel and then eating some of the local seafood fare in the Tortugas restuarant for comida - aka the main meal, a late lunch if you will.
We did plenty of Rumi Kube playing, as well as chess and classic Nintendo playing (which we brought back to D.C.! Thanks Dad!!), football game watching, "Dilly Dilly" toasting and the guys smoked some celebratory cigars. We also binge watched Last Kingdom on Netflix - 5 stars from us!
We found a couple new favorite hangs, Mochomos Fusion Sonorense for finer dining and Alfreditos for casual. Both offer local flavors of the state of Sonora, though we stuck to "mariscos" mostly, the state is also known for their beef dishes as it's cattle country that abuts the sea! Pictured below are a few of the dishes we ordered including shrimp tacos in an avocado cilantro sauce, fried and battered calamari, pan fried Panela cheese in a rich semi spicy sauce, and some fish tacos - always with chili pepper seasonings and/or hot sauce, made fresh or from a bottle. The local brand Castillo is a fave!
It was indeed a relaxing and merry Christmas. We had a great time thanks to Dad! Although Jolene missed out on our adventures in Mexico, she spent a lovely winter break at her grandpawrents in Maryland getting spoiled with presents under the tree, sleeping on a king size bed, and playing all days with Rudy, her Havanese uncle. A big thanks to our parents for hosting us all at their homes! It sure is nice to spend time with you all.
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