Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ahh….

We just got back from a wonderfully relaxing vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Most days, we spent several hours by the pool or on the beach, reading. We loved the fact that our ‘major decisions’ for the day were whether to be by the pool or on the beach, or what kind of taco to have! :)

We resolved early in the week that we wanted to try to do 3 things each day: 1) Walk on the Malecon (boardwalk), 2) watch the sunset, and 3) see the fireworks from the pirate ship that went off each night. We succeeded nearly every day! The sunsets were amazing….we loved to watch the sky change colors.

We also did lots of walking on the Malecon through the old section of town. Whenever we walked, we heard shopkeepers call to us “Hey, amigos! You want a free taste of tequila??”

A few unusual points in the week:

1) Bob got his picture in the local paper! There was a sewer problem in the street near our hotel, so some reporters came and wanted a ‘tourist perspective’. Bob spoke to them, and got his quote and his picture in the paper the next day. They mixed up the names though, so his picture is connected to the name of a local restaurant owner.

2) We got to watch a large turtle (tortoise?) lay eggs on the beach! She dug a hole, then laid 89 eggs! When she started to cover the hole with sand, the police came and moved her so that they could move the eggs to a safer spot.

3) Serendipitously, on the plane to Puerto Vallarta, we sat next a man who had grown up there. He drew us a map of the town, gave us recommendations of restaurants, and told us the traditional Mexican dishes that we should try. We were so grateful for his tips, and it helped us to get a ‘well rounded’ sampling of some of the classic Mexican dishes in town. Those restaurants were not on the ‘tourist list’ of restaurants that tended to be pricier!

2 comments:

Solid Marriage said...

Praise the LORD!
It was indeed a wonderful and moving moment, one could feel the presence of the Lord. That was the beginning of a new chapter in lives. Remember what Jesus said: GO...And surely I am with you always to the very end of the age.
May the Lord bless you.
Esperance & Anastase

Solid Marriage said...

It was really a wonderful and moving moment, one could feel the presence of the Lord. We believe this was the beginning of a new chapter in ministry that the Lord is unfolding for both of you. Remember what the Lord Jessus said: GO... And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
Blessings
Esperance & Anastase