I have known Gregg for about as long as I have known my husband Jesse. We all met playing softball for Vavi here in San Diego some time back in 2005. We have been in each other’s lives through weddings, births, deaths and everything in between. Gregg hit the next milestone in his life turning 50 this year and I can’t believe it. It seems like one day we were all so young running around the ball field, drinking way too much beer and staying up all night. Okay so maybe we don’t run as much these days but we have been known to imbibe a few and stay up past curfew. And yes, we did indulge a bit for his big birthday weekend in Mexico.
We stayed at this gorgeous Airbnb just past Rosarito in Primo Tapia. Our home for the weekend sat not far from the cliffs overlooking the ocean. We spent our mornings milling around the house, eating breakfast, surmising about the state of our union and cracking a ton of jokes. I’m still wondering about that one friend of Shira’s from college and the “big news” he announced on facebook without giving us a hint of what the news could be. It’s an inside joke for sure but if any of you from the weekend know what the heck is up with that dude, fill me in!
I finally had the chance to visit the Via de Guadalupe Valley during this particular getaway. My husband did a most fantastic job of organizing the day. He arranged for the vineyards we would be visiting as well as making reservations at Deckman’s for dinner. The best part was that we were able to book a driver for the entire day trip so none of us had to drive to the valley. It was a perfect day and I immediately ran upstairs and zonked out when we got back. In my defense, I had just shot a wedding the day before and I had what I like to call a wedding hangover. Don’t worry, I got my groove back the following day.
Mexico holds a special place in our hearts and I am so grateful to have celebrated my dear friend’s special day surrounded with good people, good food and lots of laughter. Cheers to you Gregg!