Heading to Ixtapa+Zihuatanejo, Mexico…

by on October 7, 2008

My equipment bags are still packed from my fabulous trip to Viet-Nam and now I’m taking them all with me again to Zihuatanejo + Ixtapa , Mexico!! My kind and generous blog friend, Jaden of Steamy Kitchen, is headed to Ixtapa, Mexico for a press food and wine event and I get to tag along!! I will be her videographer and food partner in crime, so it’ll just be us two gals living it up on the beautiful, sandy, margarita filled beaches of a Mexico resort!  We’ll be eating, drinking, videotaping, photographing and cooking for 6 days, all free of Kids, Dogs and our Men.

I’m twittering all our adventures here for you to follow. So you can join me and my adventures with Jaden for every bite, sip and stagger along the way! – Diane

If anyone has any suggestions on where else to visit, please leave your comment here! We’ll try our best to be on our best behavior while away , promise! ;)

UPDATE, Return from MEXICO: If you missed my twitters while I was in Mexico, here are the archives. The twitter panel you see here are our most current twits. You are most welcome to follow and join us! follow White On Rice Couple at http://twitter.com

4 am wakeup is only easy when you’re headed to Mexico, like me!! Hope Todd+pups won’t miss me 2 much. I will miss them lots, but not work!

Heading 2 first stop, Mexico City. Starting to regret taking French instead of Spanish in high school. Need crash course in learning words..

OMG! Spent five minutes in coach section looking for seat. Then told I was in FIRST CLASS! Wow, what a treat for a rice paddy gal! Yipeee!!!

So embarassed! got booted back to coach from 1st class during flight. Looked at wrong boarding pass. I’m a true F.O.B (fresh off the boat).

Last nite’s late batch chips/spicy salsa/beer NOT GOOD 4 this mornings yoga class. Snored during the childs pose positon, almost fell over!

DEFINITELY should have taken Spanish rather than French in HS. Saying, “mojito, gracias” all day long , not wise, looking like Asian lush.

Little kids here r SO LUCKY 2 b on this resort. All I got as a kid was a LONG, hot, roadtrip to visit my Auntie in small B.F.E Nevada town
Zihuatanejo market trip: 3 bottles amazing Tequila, 1 is 1942 Don Julio! Only allowed 2 back to USA, 3rd is problem. How to sneak, advice ??
Thnx all 4 tequila advice, found solution: have trusting person carry in their bag for me. Will pay him with a few shots of the GOOD stuff!
I was chili “freak show” today. Vendors brought me hottest habeneros from CUBA 2 eat while group took pics! Zimmerman can’t keep up w/me!
Witnessed Jaden eat 3 pounds fois grois, including my half. The woman is amazing!
Hurricane arrived, lots soothing rain, wind, pretty thunderstorms. Aw shucks, must call boss to say I’m stranded, can’t go to work on Mon.
Last nites RICH dinner of foie gras, duck confit, fatty short ribs has me aching for a big bowl of Pho to cleanse.
Heading to Zihua market with J 2 gather more video footage and eat more street taco’s! Looking for cool spices too.
2 Asian gals at market in Mexico quite a site for locals. We should charge THEM to take out picture! Eating tons of taco’s, spicy salsa!!
Mole, beer, tacos, taquitos, tortas all under $1 US! Great! But taxi (w/flirting driver) cost over $50! Sucks! How much w/out the flirting?!
Fell into deep sleep on beach side hammock. Snored away w/warm breeze flowing thru hair, then rolled over, PLOP! on to sand! Ouch, hurts.
Smuggling across hotel lotion/shampoo/soap for this x-mas stocking stuffers, yes! No more room 4 hotel towels. Gonna miss this free stuff.
Club Med staff  warm, wonderful and multi-talented. Getting to know them over past couple days makes it hard to say good-bye. Like family.
Packed precious tequila next 2 padded bras. Who ever knew my bras would be so useful? If good enough 4 my boobs, then good enough 4 booze.
@kalofagas Ah! Wish I knew earlier, would have snagged the bathrobe 4 ya! But will send ya some of hotel soaps for x-mas! Lavander scent?
Happy 2 be back w/honey & pups, but gotta get back into work groove. No more five course dinners, mojito brkfst & fish tacos. Gonna STARVE!
@blogbooktours My tequila is safe and sound, thanks 2 all the padding! Even found some fresh, spicy habanero chili peppers in pant pockets!
If you enjoyed reading my twitters in Mexico, visit our twitters from our trip to Viet-Nam, HERE!

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Hélène October 7, 2008 at 12:26 pm

Hole this is going to be fun. Enjoy every minute of it. Will be following you on Twitter.

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2 sharon October 7, 2008 at 12:42 pm

Ooh, you are one lucky gal! Or, I suppose two lucky gals! Enjoy Ixtapa. I haven’t been since high school spring break, but I remember it being pretty :)

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3 Christie@fig&cherry October 7, 2008 at 3:27 pm

Have fantastic time! Very exciting. Eat lots of guacamole for me!! :)

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4 Precious Pea October 7, 2008 at 5:22 pm

Sounds fun!! Have a good trip!

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5 noobcook October 7, 2008 at 8:11 pm

how exciting! =D have fun and can’t wait for updates :D

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6 mikky October 7, 2008 at 10:24 pm

Wow… what a promising trip… you guys have fun out there… will be looking forward to all your great finds… :)

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7 Kitt October 8, 2008 at 12:06 am

Well, now I’m glad I quit Twitter, because I don’t think I could bear reading about all the fun you’ll be having, minute by minute.

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8 Rita October 8, 2008 at 2:18 am

Your best behavior. You…and….Jaden?!!!! Hehehehe….Syrian mint tea came out of my nose as I laughed out loud

Go ahead, girls. Be bad!

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9 Happy Cook October 8, 2008 at 5:34 am

Do you need a bag carrier, if you need, just give a shout, i will tagg along ;-)))

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10 Sandie October 8, 2008 at 7:44 am

I know I don’t need to say this, but have fun! Safe journeys to you both!

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11 Chez us October 8, 2008 at 10:52 am

Have fun … best place to lose yourself for awhile!!! It has been a bit since I was in Zihu .. but I remember the margaritas to be pretty rockin!

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12 Mike October 8, 2008 at 7:26 pm

I knew you guys were going on a trip but didn’t know this was it! I hope you two have an awesome time! :-D

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13 shayne October 9, 2008 at 12:25 pm

You lucky dog :)

I suggest visiting Ann Arbor/Detroit Michigan

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14 Toni October 10, 2008 at 1:42 pm

Dang, woman! You’re traveling more than I am!!! Waaaaaaahhhhh!!!!

;-)

Have fun!

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15 Cakelaw October 10, 2008 at 3:44 pm

Have a great time Diane!! Lucky you!

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16 jai October 10, 2008 at 6:12 pm

that’s wonderful. have a fantastic trip and bring back wonderful stories to share!

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17 alexandra's kitchen October 11, 2008 at 6:24 am

i want your job. such wonderful adventures! I know it must be exhausting too, but I am envious of all the beautiful places you get to see.

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18 Lori Lynn October 11, 2008 at 10:47 am

I’m sure you’re having a great time. Mexico is wonderful. I love the people and the culture and the food. Looking forward to hearing all about it.

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19 Manggy October 12, 2008 at 10:38 pm

Welcome back Diane! I hope Todd was not too mopey while you were away (to be fair, he doesn’t seem the mopey type, hee :) I can’t wait to hear about your experiences in Mexico! I wrote you guys an e-mail of thanks, but I can’t really thank you enough for your kindness to me when I visited so I’m going to say it again here on your comments page!
By the way, I think the Philippines would be a GREAT place to visit, heh heh :) For real!

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20 White on Rice Couple October 12, 2008 at 11:43 pm

Thank you so much everyone for joining me! I have so much to share with all of you between this Mexico trip and my VietNam trip just 3 weeks ago!
I hope all of you will get the chance to visit this island paradise as well!
Again, thanks for reading and supporting me,
Love,
Diane

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