When I was about 7 years old, I hopped into my uncle's Volkswagen van along with three of my cousins, one more uncle and my grandmother. We were headed to Disneyland from Mexico City and the trip took about three days. I remember stopping in Monterrey to visit family along the way, and also in Ensenada. I also remember how my grandmother packed pounds of flour tortillas, Oaxaca cheese and avocados so we could eat on the road.
All these years later, I still think about our road trip tacos fondly – even if I was sick of them by the time we got to Monterrey! Of course, it’s the time I spent with my cousins in the back of the van and finally arriving at Disneyland that make this my all-time favorite road trip.
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