|Liliana ready for the beach!|
Our Uncle Lalo from across the street came over last night and invited us to the beach today. He offered to pay for the food and we just pay for gas and extras. How could we resist such an invitation?! So we got ready and left this morning at 9am hoping to get there in time to get a cabana right at the front overlooking the ocean. Well that certainly was not a problem and turned out there were far less people than the last time we went on a weekend. We went to Playa Metalio just off the highway to Guatemala and only about 30 minutes from us. There are several restaurants to choose from, but we opted for The Blue Mary. You pay $1 to get in and it was $5 for the cabana. We took our own hammock so we didn't need to pay for that. We also took drinks and snacks for the all-day excursion. It was a great day. We all indulged in the fish of the day, a platter that included the whole fried fish, salad, potato salad, rice and tortillas. All for $5 a plate! It was delicious.
This beach happens to be the nicest I have experienced in San Salvador. The other ones I have been to have black sand that's not even soft enough to play in and lots and lots of rocks. Not much fun I would say. This beach is wonderful. Palm trees line the beach for miles and the sand is just what you would hope for. And no rocks!
The only disappointment is that Liliana still doesn't like the ocean. She absolutely LOVES water. She will play outside at the house in the water for hours. She's always loved baths and showers and likes going to the pool or the nearby rivers to swim. But the ocean, that's a whole other level of water loving for her and she hasn't quite gotten there yet. I can imagine how immense it must feel to one so little. And the waves going in and out and making such noise must be a little overwhelming. I am hoping one day soon she will begin to love it as much as her mami does so we can take long walks on the beach, collecting seashells and walking in the water. Not to mention playing in the sand, which she absolutely hates as well! She won't even walk barefoot in it, let alone play in it. I'm not a fan of sand stuck all over me, but running my feet through it and playing in it is fun. Like I said, someday soon she will hopefully beg me to take her to the beach. She loves going now, just won't go in the water or near the sand ;)
Days like today make me grateful to live in El Salvador and not be in Indiana during this winter season!