Feliz Navidad!

We are in La Cruz, in the state of Nayarit, on the north end of Banderas Bay celebrating Christmas in a low key town. Our tree, packed all the way from Anacortes, is decorated with ornaments and decorations all acquired here in Mexico.

Today we will cook a traditional holiday dinner, with a small chicken substituting for turkey in our tiny oven. Miranda requested traditional stuffing which we will do our best to recreate – she brought the stuffing mix down in her suitcase to ensure we didn’t back out!

Will have to turn on the air conditioning for all the cooking – it’s 82 in the salon already before the afternoon sun hits and the oven gets fired up.

It was a lot of fun to explore markets and artisan shops to acquire our ornaments. Here are some examples of Mexican craftsmanship.

Bead work by Huichol artists on egg shells. We just loved these so we bought a number in both large and small sizes. The Huichol are one of the few remaining indigenous peoples in Mexico.
Ceramic art from the Ibarra Pottery Factory in La Paz – a family run business with beautiful unique designs.
Embroidered letter M for Miranda- we got one for each of us. And a gorgeous star for a tree topper.

We wish all of you a wonderful holiday and hope you are spending it with family and friends, enjoying good food and good fortune of the season. Don’t worry, we are catching up on blog posts and will have more about where we have visited coming in the next few days!

One thought on “Feliz Navidad!”

  1. Happy Holidays to all three of you!! What a wonderful place to celebrate Christmas and the New Year with many new traditions. Much love, Aunt Jan and Uncle Les

    Like

Leave a Reply to ljmargosiancomcastnet Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.