Memories of Mexico to pass along on Cinco de Mayo
Growing up in Southern California, my parents and I drove south of the border often for vacations. To celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year, I’m sharing some of my favorite memories from those trips with my kids.
We spent long, hot days at the beach, bartering with the jewelry salesmen that would comb the shoreline.We drank “hecho in Mexico” Cokes and chomped on colorful chicles.
My mom always made us stop at the pottery stands on the way home and filled the back seat of the car with new treasures. And, of course, I always came home with a new embroidered dress. (If only I still had my huarache sandals!)
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Menlo Park resident Alexis Murphy shares her creative ideas online at Jac o’lyn Murphy where this first appeared; used with permission