Heneghans Abroad

Corrie, Mary, and Mike are living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Family Invasion: Maureen and Beth

Loyal readers,

After four days of raucous fun, my sister Beth and her daughter Maureen have left us to return to the grind back in Indy.

Continuing a Brogan tradition, my sister surprised Maureen just a day before arriving with the news that they'd be coming to visit for a long weekend. What's cooler than skipping a bunch of school to go on an international journey to Mexico?

How about:
  • Dinner, terrace-side, along one of Vallarta's many rivers, free (virgin) Pina Colada included?
(these are virgin tequila shots, I swear)

  • zipping through the rain forest canopy (that's Maureen) or rappelling (Beth) down waterfalls?
  • leaping from boulders into the Bay of Banderas waters (apparently a young Lou Ferigno type was there too)?

  • or a day spent in the sleepy surf town of Sayulita, including icy mango margaritas* and spicy chilequiles, all served beachside with your toes digging into the sand?

(This isn't really Sayulita at all, but this one's got the whole gang in it, and I knew you'd dig that)

It's really tough to say what was the highlight for us--Maureen, in all of her newfound teenage glory, might even have the gall to claim her fledgling Facebook account creation as the highlight--but I think the brief video below captures what made this visit so special for us (relax, I turn the camera the correct way after a bit).

Thank you for coming, guys. We truly miss you already. We love you.

Mike, Corrie, and the Bear

*Though Maureen did not partake of the mango margarita, she very easily could have at numerous occasions. There were a variety of bar touts--guys who try to work tourists into the bars to spend money--who clearly thought she was much older than her tender age of 13.

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