A Visit to Guanajuato

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A Visit to Guanajuato

Esteysi, Contributor

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One day on a Thursday December 20 2017 I went to mexico for my very first time .I remember one  day before we left I had to pack so we went to the mall and I bought so many jeans some shirts new shoes and like 3 dresses .I was feeling nervous but excited at the same time .That day I couldn’t sleep very well because I was nervous but my sister and I had to wake up at 10 because we had our flight at 12.We took a quick shower we ate lucky charms with milk for breakfast and got all of our stuff ready.It was our first time going on a airplane but we were going with our twin cousins Yaneli and Leslie and our grandparents.We all said bye to our parents at the airport .The security guards in the airport made us take our shoes,belts and sweaters off and they checked our suitcases to make sure we didn’t have anything we weren’t supposed to have.Soon we were on the airplane I sat next to the window with my sister and my cousin I thought that since I’m scared of heights being on a airplane would be scary but It wasn’t.We first took 8 hours to get to Monterey.In Monterey we had to wait 5 hours for our next flight .My cousins and my sister and I went to what we call “explore “the airport they had so many stores that you could shop at ,we looked for something to eat since we were all hungry we decided to buy some burgers from burger king .Then after a long time of waiting and exploring we took the other airplane that took us to Guadalajara .At the airport my auntie Estela my dads sister and my cousins aunt went to pick us up.We got lost for a while because we were supposed to find them which was a little hard since we’ve never seen them before but at end we found them and hopped on the van. Late at night we were all tired and sleepy we took a van from Guadalajara to Guanajuato my auntie had took us some gorditas to eat she told us “de seguro van a tener hambre y les traje comida“We were actually very hungry since we’ve only ate a hamburger at the airport . We finished all the gorditas she took us although they were super spicy .At first we didn’t want to sleep because we thought we were gonna get there in no time but until we found out that we still had 3 more hours to go we decided that we’ll just take a nap .Finally we where in San Ignacio.I remember that we got to San Ignacio around 3:30 at midnight we were all so happy that after so long we finally got there we were trying to look around but everything was so dark and the streets were so silent .The van first  dropped of the twins at their abuelo Antolín’s house and then me and my sister stayed with my grandparents at their house .We felt dirty from that long day of traveling but at the same time we were so tired we decided that we’ll just take a shower the next day .We woke up so early it was 8 in the morning .We were a little tired but we couldn’t wait much longer to meet everyone and get to know around were my parents were born and raised.For breakfast my abuela had to do some shopping so we went to a store that was across the street.She made us some burritos with egg and beans with homemade tortillas .Finally we took a shower early in the morning .But it wasn’t the same like at home we had to warm up water in a bucket with a thing that looks like a lightbulb.I only had one bucket of water to take a shower with which was hard for me to do at first because I am used to taking really long showers at first I got super cold and would run out of water but then wasn’t so bad I got used to it.My cousins Alan and Edgar had found out that’s we got to Mexico and they picked us up.Since they knew Mexico better than us they showed us around every house was different and it looked so beautiful because of the bright colors of the houses .They first took us to meet our tia licha.I remember that she when she first saw me she told me “ay mija te miras tanto a tu mama “her eyes got a little watery because my mom and her are the smallest and they were so close and she hasn’t seen my mom in 19 years .She is my mom’s younger sister and she looked just like her she told us stories about when mom and her where small.She then made us a torta de milanesa it was so good a torta de milanesa is Bread with breaded chicken mayo, avocado and salsa.Everything was not like I expected.It was interesting to know where and how my parents lived most of their life.I realized that they didn’t have much not all the time did they have water ,most of the people that worked either worked at a shoe factory or in the fields but wouldn’t make much money .Something i’ll never forget was when my dad told me “no tenia todo lo q queria pero nunca me falto nada ,era pobre pero feliz “this showed me to always grateful for what I do have . But I loved it over there I met all my aunties,uncles and cousins they all treated us so good I felt at home .I noticed that I have way too many cousins.Also that day at night I made a friend named Leslie and she took me to Manuela’s store where she sells so many delicious snacks and we bought a chicomil it was a “milkshake” made with frozen cow milk and flavor. For my Flavor I chose banana no lie they are the best milkshakes I’ve ever tried.We also Bought dorilocos and dorilocos are a bag of Doritos cut with little pork skin in vinegar peanuts, tamarindo,cucumber and salsa .We then went for my cousins the twins and then to her house and sat out the balcony we drank a 12 pack de Coronas and talked all night  and watched people walk by it was relaxing .Me and the twins then headed home since the house they were staying at was close to mine they first dropped me off and then they headed home.After a long day when I got to my grandmas house I washed my face changed to comfortable clothes and went to sleep right away finally I got to Rest and sleep well.Every day after that was such a good day .We stayed there for about a month and 6 days sadly we had to go back to school .Going to mexico was one of the best thing I ever done I really enjoyed going and look forward to going again this year