Happy Cinco De Mayo! Today we commemorate the Mexican army's victory over Napoleon III and the French forces during the French-Mexican War in 1862. It was the Battle of Puebla, and it might be nice to learn a little more it about it as you dig into your chips and guacamole today. Of course, Cinco de Mayo is not a big holiday in Mexico, but here in America, being the melting pot we are, we like to celebrate anything and everything.

We thought it would be nice to send along this song to you on May 5th. It's from the late, great Leon Russell. It's a sweet love song called "From Maine to Mexico."

Here ate the lyrics so you can sing along with Leon as you sip your Margarita today...

In Portland, Maine, in the winter rain
Boston whistle blew
Well darling, tell me, where are you
When I need you like I doAnd now I go from Maine to Mexico
By thumb and car and train
I'll be missing you againRhode Island red, honey Cape Cod's dead
Texas is a long gray line
This Wichita boy has lost his joy
As the visions run across his mind

And so I go from Maine to Mexico
By thumb and car and train
I'll be missing you again

And so I go from Maine to Mexico
All along the way...

 

FROM MAINE TO MEXICO by Leon Russell

 

Now, if you actually wanted to go from Mexico, Maine to Mexico City, Mexico, it would be quite a haul, but you could actually drive there. It's a bit over 3000 miles and would take you 48 hours non-stop.

 

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Who's going to write a great song about OUR Mexico?

 

 

 

 

 

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Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.