Sunday, October 14, 2007


Well, we survived Mexico once again this year. No children were kidnapped, no adults taken to jail, just a great vacation. And a recap for those of you who don't know....every year during fall break, a huge number of families, mainly from our ward (this year there were over 20 families), head down to Rocky Point, Mexico for about 4 days and camp near the beach. A few, however, opt out and stay at the beautiful resorts, but we have a blast hanging out with everyone camping. On the way home, the family came up with 10 reasons why we love going to Mexico so much:

10. The water is so nice -- warm, perfect for swimming. Steve and the kids love to go snorkling in it because the waves aren't very rough.

9. The weather is usually very nice -- highs in the 80's and low in the 60's. Perfect for sleeping in a tent -- not too hot, not too cold.

8. Oooh la la...those fresh hot tortillas sold about everywhere....need I say more?

7. Seashells...they are EVERYWHERE!! In California, we're excited to find a broken remnant of a shell, but the beach is full of them in Mexico!

6. It's only a 4 hour drive from Mesa!!! (That would be 2 1/2 disney movies in kids time.)

5. The girls always look forward to getting their hair braided -- and I love not having to fix it everyday. In fact, even when we return from Mexico, their hair looks good in the braids for at least another 2 weeks.

4. The shopping -- stocking up on vanilla, cheap designer goods, fun sunglasses, jewelry...they have it all!

3. Steve enjoys being able to speak to everyone in Spanish...and believe me, he uses it all the time there - and loves it.

2. The beaches -- we go beach hopping--each day finding a new place to play. So much fun to make sand sculptures, play flag football, play in the sand, shoot off fireworks, and for Jeff, blow up fish they had caught earlier in the day with fireworks with the other teenagers when no parents were around....hummm.....

1. Camping with friends -- it's the best not having to be the ones to entertain the kids. They always seemed to have a friend or two at their side.

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