|Dancing with my Zumba buddies|
What's not to love?
This weekend is a big holiday weekend in Mexico, Dia de la Candelaria or Candlemas, and we have young campers on the beach. Although I had warned them about our early morning Zumba class, it still seemed wildly ironic that a group of us mostly grandmother-aged women were waking up these college-aged campers with a boom box blasting out Juanes and other great Latin songs at o'dark early.
Good morning, Banderas Bay!
One young man ran from the tent into the water, swimming out to catch some body surfing. Between waves we could see him dancing to the music. Aha. Gotcha! Everybody's happy.
This season I've been offering the class for free but collecting donations for the turtle game preserve just down the beach from us. We've seen the baby turtles in the surf after the release from this excellent program, once even in the morning while we were dancing away.
The class is free only advertised by word of mouth and the local Mexican women have been attending and telling their friends, as have local condo owners and some of the cruisers from Paradise Village. So I've been rapidly expanding my vocabulary of commands in Spanish to this lovely bilingual group. My mistakes are pretty hilarious.
|Juanes plays at Hard Rock!|
About 5,000 people are expected at the beach concert at the new Hard Rock Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta and tickets are about $300 per person if you actually want to sit to hear it.
But we'll be ones on the beach, dancing to La Camisa Negra.....
Beach Zumba: Monday/Wednesday/Fridays at 8 a.m. in front of Bahia del Sol, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico continues for the month of February.
|Sun, surf, sand, Zumba!|