Sunday, May 30, 2010

Graduation Trip Memories

Two of my sister's friends graduated a few days ago and it reminded me of my graduation TEN YEARS AGO! I can't believe it's been that long. Anyway, all of the graduation talk reminded me of the trip that I took with my best friends after I graduated. We went to Rocky Point, which was probably not something I would want my kids to do, but we had such a great time.There were 6 of us that drove down together and we met about 10 more of our friends down there.

My parents booked us a room at this gorgeous hotel called the Plaza Las Glorias. I think it is called something different now though. All six of us crammed into one room, but we were really only there to sleep anyway. I think someone even ended up sleeping in a bathtub one night :) There were three pools and the hotel was right on the beach. I am not really a beach person, but I was happy to swim in the pool and frequent the bar.

The first night we ended up at this awesome little bar called the Sunset Cantina. It was still a weeknight, so we pretty much had it to ourselves. We danced and dances, which is so unlike me. I even ended up getting hit on by this guy who looked to be about 40. He said he was 27 and even showed me ID, but he still looked WAY too old for me. He asked me to go for a walk on the beach, yeah right. I may have had a little too much to drink, but I was not about to become a movie of the week.

The next few nights we hung out at Manny's, which I think is a pretty typical place for the younger crowd to hang out. Horrible story number two, I met this guy there who I thought was so cute. I ended up kissing him, which was also pretty out of character from me. I figured that was the end of the story. Unluckily for me it was not. When I got up to college I pledged a sorority. On one of our initiation nights we passed around pictures to get to know each other. I could not believe it when one of the pictures was of the guy from Mexico. He had been dating the girl for four years! I must have made a face because she asked me about him. I am incapable of lying even if I try, so I ended up telling her the truth. Of course she didn't believe me and thought I was just a major asshole. So awful.

Horrible story number three. We got arrested, seriously. There were like 8 of us riding in a Honda hatchback car and we got pulled over. We had a DD, but the man said there were too many of us in the car. We had to follow him to the police station and the driver was taken inside. I was totally freaking out, because that's what I do when I am nervous, and crying because I figured I wouldn't get into law school if I was sent to prison in Mexico. The driver came out a while later and said that the police wanted $30.00 to let us go. We had $33.00 between the eight of us. We gave it all to the police and walked back to the hotel. That story is amusing now, but I can't even imagine how badly it could have turned out.
Anyway, it is funny to think about stories like that and to remember myself at a younger time. I was more of a free spirit then, but I have never been super adventurous or much of a risk taker. My sister is pretty much like that too, but she is even more sheltered than I am. I know for sure that she isn't going to be taking any trips to Mexico after graduation. I had such a wonderful time there and it was special to go with my best friends, but I think we were lucky that we didn't get into more trouble.
Did any of you do anything fun for graduation? I would love to hear some fun stories.
Random post, I know :)
Happy Sunday


  1. Whaaa? That doesn't seem like anything you would do!
    I never did anything for graduation. I never went to ANY of my graduations either. Also- I have never had that many girlfriends.
    Anyways- I do love nights like that at the bar and I kinda had a night like that last night too!
    It's so interesting to get to know you through these random stories!

  2. Ha! I have been to Manny's, that is funny. I was the DD and it was horrible I had to babysit 9 adults. (this was like 5 year ago) but still fun memories. Dinner tomorrow...Yay!

  3. haha arrested in a foreign country- strangely ive always been a little freaked out about this possibly happening to me....
    love the stories! reminicing is so awesome.