Beach Thursday deux 

it’s Thursday so that means…. BEACH THURSDAY! I wish I could come up with something more catchy but that’s all I got. 


our ‘SPOT’. gabi digs the view.

Once again we’re alone on the beach, which is a pretty good thing in our book, but I think it’s because the locals are staying inside because of some crazy weather this morning. In the span of about 40 minutes it went from a relatively calm, sunny day to cloudy with some rain sprinkles then back to sunny with winds at least 20 mph. I’m currently crunchy sand between my teeth. 

wind whipping her hair around


We’re still in the ‘hold me while I nap’ phase so that’s not the best pic of her with her squishy face and all. But you can clearly see the wind in the hair and the sand stuck to her face. I had to turn my back to the wind and put a towel behind me to block out the sand gusts. How can this child sleep through ALL this and still not be able to nap by herself. Wonders never cease. 

If you just joined the blog my father and I have just started experimenting bring a little propane hibachi/camping grill with us to whip up some pinchos (or kebobs). Last week was chicken. This week…BEEF! Churrasco, actually, which is pretty much skirt steak (but much cheaper island side). I’m thinking though that it may be a challenge grilling today!

I used this recipe from Marcela Valladolid, with, of course, some modifications. I didn’t use any orange slices but instead used lime zest and fresh squeezed lime juice. I also chunked the red onion rather than slicing so I could use them in the pincho. And of course I added cilantro and a bit of olive oil. I am intrigued how the beer will work in this though. 

before grilling

Well, I’m sorry to say that the wind won out and we abandoned our beach day around 11-ish. But that wasn’t going to stop our grilling adventure! My father set up the grill on our patio and we went to town! That marinade ROCKED! And it was so much easier grilling when the wind wasn’t gusting all around! 

La nena was coming close to a nap so I strapped her in and grilling ensued. It’s amazing how quick the strips cooked and the smell was amazing. The chicken was yummy but so far churrasco is leading the pinchos battle!

i never think she’s in the carrrier correctly but she started dozing off.


any tips to make her look more comfy??


my pinchos with habichuelos from a local carcineria


Ps- that’s a Don Q and coke. 

oh mama, really, gotta take a pic of my crazy hair?!?

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    2 thoughts on “Beach Thursday deux 

    1. Barbara Schutt July 17, 2015 at 4:21 pm Reply

      Oh, my gosh adorable! Sometimes you have to go with the flow and make the best of it even if you have to retreat to finish 🙂 So cute!

      • Jen July 19, 2015 at 7:58 am Reply

        Absolutely! And the nice thing is we can come back and try again another day. 😉

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