REGISTER

WheresCherie.COM
3695596 visitors since 07/2002
search the site

Where Cherie has been

Cherie is currently in
the United States

Featured on: Yahoo! Picks
& USA Today

OC Register column

Tampa Tribune Article

Directory

Who's Cherie?

Model

Adventure

Contact Cherie

Parable

Most Popular

Friends & Family

Culture

Scary

Silly

Animals

Sports

Burning Man

Quotes

Sailing

Books

Cool Links

Invite a friend

Post News

Register an account!
Registering for an account is quick, and registered users can send messages to other users, post on message boards rate stories, and are notified of site updates.

login:
password:
poll
Where are you going next?

 Africa86 votes
76.11%
 South America3 votes
2.65%
 Europe3 votes
2.65%
 Eastern Asia5 votes
4.42%
 Carribean9 votes
7.96%
 Safeway5 votes
4.42%
 Australia2 votes
1.77%
total votes: 113
read comments (1)
write comment

Poll archive

 

logged users ::
active for last 5 minutes

sgersdave

Site created by
Raging Network Services
Logo by
Chris Barela

RSS Feed

WheresCherie.COM Quote
"Nobody is ever met at the airport when beginning a new adventure. It's just not done. " -- Elizabeth Warnock Fernea

163--Mexico: Cruiser's Chili Cook-Off
@ CherieSpotting     Dec 07 2003 - 10:49 PST
cherie writes: The location was Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. A group of local restaurants and cruisers joined forces to raise money for local special needs children.

The day was a burning success (with both warm weather and hot chili.) 19 volunteer groups offered samples of their chili for 50 cents each. Even the kids got into the act. The cruising kids off of various boats got together and made their own chili called the: Cruising Kids Beany-Baby Chili Chow. There were lines of folks waiting to sample the young sailor's chili. B

But sadly the kids did not take first-place. (They should have won first-place for marketing, since the kids made up songs and took turns being walking-billboards advertising their delicious creation.

The first place trophy went to Moon and the Stars while Jamacia Mistaica won second place! (Jamacia Mistaica also won the largest trophy for best-table decoration!)

A few of the special needs children put on a costumed dance-show to thank the cruisers and local restaurants for helping them raise money. The children that danced were deaf, and they had white cards placed on the stage (so they would know where to put their feet.) I only wished they could have heard the applause!

Cassiopeia joined forces with Zykanthos and Free Flight to become "Greg's Saucy Senoritas." We offered a 5-gallon pot of our chipolte-pork-tomatillo chili. Even though we gave out the chili in one-ounce cups, we were out of chili hour later. (I'm not sure if it was poor-planning, or great chili!) Next year, we'll have to remember to make more!

The event was huge success that was sponsored by Vallarta Yacht Club, Paradise Villiage, Coca-Cola and Corona.

Click on each picture to see it full size.

read comments (1) | write comment| views: 7949    | rated: 0.0    printer-friendly version
 

Greg and his saucy senoritas.

Greg and his saucy senoritas.

Dona, Bernadette, Anne and Cherie.

Dona, Bernadette, Anne and Cherie.

The senoritas bring their chipolte-pork-tomatillo-chili (and cheesy-corn-bread) to the cook-off.

The senoritas bring their chipolte-pork-tomatillo-chili (and cheesy-corn-bread) to the cook-off.

The Cruising Kids Beany-Baby Chili Chow.

The Cruising Kids Beany-Baby Chili Chow.

The Vallarta Yacht Club Bomberos.  (I guess they needed a fire-department to put out their chili!)

The Vallarta Yacht Club Bomberos. (I guess they needed a fire-department to put out their chili!)

Jamaica Mistaica!

Jamaica Mistaica!

Minerva, from UK Sails.

Minerva, from UK Sails.

Senor Greg and Senorita Bernadette.

Senor Greg and Senorita Bernadette.

Does that violate any child-labor-laws?  Not if it's for charity!  (Cory from Lemuria)

Does that violate any child-labor-laws? Not if it's for charity! (Cory from Lemuria)

Anne and Dona.

Anne and Dona.

Anne was head of the Saucy Senoritas decorating committee.

Anne was head of the Saucy Senoritas decorating committee.

Ronnie, the "Tea-Lady".

Ronnie, the "Tea-Lady".

Rambo serves the cold beer.

Rambo serves the cold beer.

Jamaica Mistaica markets its chili with smooth tunes and dread locks.

Jamaica Mistaica markets its chili with smooth tunes and dread locks.

Senor Greg.  (Mustache applied by Anne.)

Senor Greg. (Mustache applied by Anne.)

The special-needs kids put on a show for the guests of the chili cook-off.

The special-needs kids put on a show for the guests of the chili cook-off.

The cookie monster likes chili, too!

The cookie monster likes chili, too!

Dona, Greg and Bernadette.

Dona, Greg and Bernadette.

These little ladies know how to market chili.

These little ladies know how to market chili.

First-place winner, Lupe Dipp of Moon and the Stars.

First-place winner, Lupe Dipp of Moon and the Stars.

Senorita Cherie in a sombrero.

Senorita Cherie in a sombrero.

Greg and two of his saucy senoritas.

Greg and two of his saucy senoritas.

Senor Greg.

Senor Greg.

What could be better?  Cold beer for a buck, and it all goes to charity!

What could be better? Cold beer for a buck, and it all goes to charity!

Cherie and Bernadette.

Cherie and Bernadette.

The kids wait for the trophies to be handed out.

The kids wait for the trophies to be handed out.

Moon and the Stars wins first-place.  Lupe and her team are thrilled!

Moon and the Stars wins first-place. Lupe and her team are thrilled!

Jamaica Mistaica wins 2nd place.

Jamaica Mistaica wins 2nd place.

All the chili cook-off teams get a nice certificate.

All the chili cook-off teams get a nice certificate.