Today was kind of a bust as Rob woke up to find his back out. Not exactly an unusual occurrence during a vacation and I quickly ran out to the nearby farmacia to grab some strong pain-killers and anti-inflammatories. This kids and I went to La Trattoria for a nice lunch which turned out to be some of the best Italian food I have ever eaten since we moved to Mexico. I know it may seem silly, but to get a dish of perfectly cooked and sauced pasta is actually quite a treat. Cat devoured a plate of lamb chops, Cole dug into a wood-oven fired Pizza Hawaiiana and I thoroughly enjoyed a simple yet delicious Fettuccine Alfredo and the Frito Mixto...a second order went home with us for Rob. This restaurant is upstairs on the corner of El Jardin de la Union just next to the Templo of San Diego. If you can score a table in one of the windows you will be rewarded with not only a great meal but a fantastic view.

We decided the best way to spend the remainder of the day would to try out all the new Mexican craft beers we had purchased and watch the sun go down from our rooftop terrace. Rob was feeling better, no doubt the combination of high octain beer and painkillers.....It was magical to watch the sun set slowly over the hills and see the lights of the city turn on one by one. As soon as the sun had disappeared completely, the temperature dropped and we changed for dinner at the nearby and now familiar Casa Valadez. As always, the plaza was abuzz with activity, music and merriment.