¡Soy cambiado para siempre! (I am Forever Changed)
What do I write for the 500th post on this website? I want to tell Andy (who’s Andy?) how much I really do love him, and what a wonderful past year and 8 months it’s been since I met him at the 21st Annual Curtis Park Wine Tasting & Silent Auction.
As of today, we have been a couple for 1 year and 7 months. We have both had struggles during this time, but somehow it has all worked out. We have so much in common, that it’s hard to pay attention to our differences. I think I can say that he loves me more than anyone ever has. That means a lot to me because I really don’t have anyone out here. I still can’t believe I met him because I was in the right place in the right time. I just wanted him to be my best friend immediately. I never thought that he would like me romantically.
But (for some reason) he did, and immediately spoke of taking me to Mexico for Thanksgiving last year. I laughed about it, not taking him seriously… doubting our romance would last that far into the year…not because of him necessarily…but because of me and how complicated I can be… 😉
And then Thanksgiving 2012 came around and I had my passport (brand new, especially for this trip!) and off we went. For four days, we ate and drank and exercised and slept. And didn’t have to be anywhere for anyone at any time. And it was amazing. And somehow a lot of my high school Spanish came back to me. Especially the food stuff. I loved reading menus the most. My favorite restaurant in Ixtapa is called La Gloria del Infierno, The Glory of Hell. 😛 During our time in Ixtapa, we also dined at La Malinche…which happens to have a Facebook page!
We stayed at a hotel called Capella, located in Ixtapa (Facebook page here, twitter page here), far removed from the downtown area and restaurants. Almost isolated from everything. Um, P.S.: it’s built into the side of a cliff! 🙂 It was the most romantic place I have ever been. And for the first time, we were outside of all the stresses of daily life and we got to be ourselves. And that’s when I knew I didn’t even want to ever be without him. ¡La mejor semana de mi vida! The pictures above are from the trip, but they just don’t do the place justice. This is a place you have to see for yourself to believe. 🙂