And she was right… what can I say. If you consider she is one of my only outspoken blog fans, you would probably agree I need to listen to her warning. As usual I’ve been slacking and have gotten behind in my posting escapades. I feel like I’ve left the Acapulco post incomplete. So maybe I should start there? Sure. Why not.
The trip was really amazing for so many more reasons that I can begin to express in words or photos. First of all, the whole reason fro the trip was for Oscar’s wedding. The thoughtful reader might be asking…who the funk is Oscar? Well old chap, I’ll tell you who Oscar is. I don’t think I have any friends who I have had or known longer than Oscar. I have pics of Oscar and I as infants playing in the tub (nope…won’t be posting those!!! ). My mother was friends with Oscar’s parents when she lived in Mexico, and some of my very first memories include Oscar and his parents (Oscar Sr. and Silvia). They used to come up and stay with us when I was younger; in fact I remember the first time that Oscar saw snow while he was visiting us. For a few summers my parents would take the family to Mexico for the family vacation for a week or so, and when they went home they would leave me with Oscar and his family for a few more weeks. Without going into too much detail, I bet you are starting to understand that Oscar and I spent a lot of time and experience a lot of life together. That is the type of friend that you never forget or stop thinking about no matter how many years have passed or how much distance separate you.
Silvia and Zach
Oscar Sr. and I
It had been a long time since I have seen Oscar; In fact, I think it had been over 10 years. I think the last time I saw him was when he came up for a church ski trip when we were in high school. We have been in limited contact over the internet, but had largely lost touch since then. So I haven’t seen my buddy in many many moons, I had not seen his father in even more moons, and it had been at least 3 years since I had seen his mother. So getting the chance to see all of them together in Mexico for his wedding was something absolutely amazing. Getting to see him as a sucessfull adult with a great career and a beautiful and intelligent wife was absolutely priceless.
The other big part of this trip was the fact that I got to have a vacation with my Mom. My Mom lives about 100 miles away from me now, so I don’t get to see her as often as I would like to. She and I haven’t had the chance to go on a trip or vacation like this in a long time, and it was so important and so valuable to me to have the chance to go on this trip with her and spend time with her. We spent so much time together doing everything from laying out on the beach, to going out and walking around the city together. To make it even more special was the fact that when she was a young girl she spent lots of time with her family in the same city, and she ended up living down there for 2 years. To have the chance to hear her tell me about how things were and understand the things that I have heard about my whole life but never experienced first hand was really interesting. Now that I’ve grown up a little , I think I also have a better understanding and appreciation for the life she lived and the things that she went through when she was young. When you start to understand that, it also helps make better sense of my life with her as a child.
Silvia, Minerva, and Mom
My Mom, and Silvia preparing real Pacific Mexican food for lunch (No TexMex here!)
On top of all of that, the wedding was amazing! I’ve been to some Pimptastic weddings recently (cuz i’m old now and everyone is getting married)…and I don’t want to hurt the feelings of any of the people reading this whose weddings I have been to…… but holly crap…this one would be one anyone would be proud to call their own. I really could post an entire post just about the wedding. For now, let’s just leave it at this. P I M P.
Oscar and his girls at the wedding
The trip was great, and will be something that I remember for the rest of my days.