We secured the feral side of our San Diego backyard and towed our Airstream Safari to our favorite campsite on the bluffs of South Carlsbad State Beach on Cinco de Mayo* for five days of sun, surf, sea breezes, soaring birds, feasting and celebrating San Diego on the ocean side.
Sea breezes blew up and over the bluff fifty feet above the beach where our Safari rested just a few feet from the edge.
The sea breeze has sculptured the thick hedges on each side of us, which provide wonderful privacy, enhanced with Larry’s sunscreen that he began making last year. Homegrown Bird of Paradise flowers on our table gently moved in the breeze, as if looking at the pelicans gliding by. We have seen as many as 35 pelicans soaring* by single file in long lines or in V-formation.*
Cinco de Mayo* is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. We invited our dear friend Beverly to join us for a lunch fiesta featuring Mexican cuisine, starting with a strawberry margarita.*
This mixture was then placed into grilled corn tortillas and became delicious tacos. Here is another variation of Tacos de Camarón Gobernador.*
The festive day was capped off by sipping on margaritas in glasses rimmed with Tajín seasoning. “The margarita is the number one consumed cocktail in the United States,” says Greg Cohen in “Cinco de Mayo Is Hot“.*
Many now consider Cinco de Mayo as the kickoff of the summer season*… and I’ll drink to that!
*This is a link to a YouTube video.