Monday, November 9, 2009

Mexico update....finally

Our 4th trip annual trip to Rocky Point, Mexico with friends from our ward was a blast! Our group was a little smaller this year due to tighter passport rules and some having safely issues, but none-the-less, worth every second and we braved it out just fine.

It always seems to take me at least a week to get ready for this trip ... but when we tent it and pack for 7 of us, including 3 meals a day, that's just life. This year we left Tuesday afternoon and returned home Saturday late afternoon....perfect length. And I enjoyed being home on Sunday -- with one day to empty out the sand, unpack, and actually attend church before everyone leaves me with a mess come Monday morning. I had no idea how we fit it all in the back of the truck. Next year, I'll have to take a picture of the 'blue turtle'.... (the truck with a blue tarp covering it). We usually caravan over with the Tidwell family -- Starr enjoys taking the break from her siblings and riding with her bff, Janae. Our truck only fits 6 - so we usually have to pawn off one of our kids. And then it's only a 4 hour drive...much closer than the 6 hour San Deigo drive we sometimes take. And driving to Mexico is usually pretty eventful, especially when you pass the border.. it's getting dark, all the signs are in spanish...which you can't read anyway because they don't use reflective tape, and to top it off, some of these Mexicans don't believe in driving with their headlights on....sheese! Anyway we returned alive and unscathed.

These are just a few highlights....

Josh playing with his new truck in the sand...he was in heaven.

Josh is just happy to be playing outside...in the sand...for 5 days...
Starr walking the beach...
This is where Joseph was most of the time...playing in the sand...
The kids LOVED the banana boat ride. Of course they had to ride EVERY day.
It was only cool enough to wear these pj's on the first day. The rest of the evenings were in the 70's.
Emi and Alyssa.
Jeff and his friends getting snorkling gear on to go spear fishing....
Steve snorkling with Jeff -- and I have to add that I also snorkled for my FIRST time this year. The water felt great -- not too cool.

Starr showing off the necklace she purchased from a beach vendor....cute!

Love this picture of Josh...
We escaped with the Tidwells one afternoon and went shopping and stopped for tacos - this was the view from the restaurant.
Look how pretty the water is....and that cute Emi.
Emi slept in the back of the truck with some of her friends each night...talk about a slumber party!!

Can't wait until next year!!!

4 comments:

tidwell said...

Thanks for the awesome memories. Mexico always rocks!

Lisa said...

Great pictures. How was snorkling? Thanks for your comments about primary. These kids, they just get it. They want to know and do what is right. They truly are strong and have been saved for these days. You can really see that working in primary. Love them!

Barbara said...

That looks like so much fun. Wish we could have been there. BTW, thanks for your help on my blog.

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