Happy 99th Birthday Puerto Vallarta! One of the things I love best about my new country is it’s love of parties. Mexico really loves to celebrate, and although I look around and see a lot of problems, I also see a lot of singing and dancing and joy. Any excuse to turn up the music is a good excuse – and you can imagine that a 99th birthday is a REALLY GOOD EXCUSE!
Although we don’t live in Puerto Vallarta, we are close neighbors and last night we headed down to the Malecon to celebrate the city’s 99th birthday with our friends.
The streets were packed – thousands of Mexican families and gringo tourists singing and dancing along with Celso Pina, the famous Cumbia singer. My new favorite music! We were lucky to find a table at an open window on the second floor of a pizza restaurant overlooking the Malecon and the ocean – a perfect view of the band and the fireworks, with room to dance while we ate pizza and sipped sangrias. It was a great night with great friends and I can’t even imagine what the 100th birthday will be like!
Feliz Cumpleanos Puerto Vallarta!