Saturday, August 9

Mexico Anyone?

Let me start by saying I have been a bad blogger lately. What is my excuse? Work. Thats right summer is over. Well atleast the vacation part is. Its still dang hot and humid, especially in the classroom.

Lets go back to when life was care free, when we couldn't understand all three hours of church in a liitle place called...Baja.

Rusty had never been to Mexico. Fun! I loved showing him something new. Like a little kid or something. We relaxed in La Paz. Saw some of the sights, enjoyed amazing sunsets. Rusty even got a mexican hair cut. That's brave! He was a little nervous because his spanish is...how you say...muy mal. So my dad had to tell Enrique what Rusty wanted. Rusty is lucky he didn't end up with a white head of hair like my daddy.

We saw many other parts of the baja Peninsula. La paz is in the middle and Cabo San Lucas is at the very end. Rusty and I took the water taxi(glass bottom boat) to see the very tip where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific ocean join. Lalo, our taxi driver, showed us a cave. He said in spanish two go in and three come out. After struggling to translate in my head and then to Rusty I finally got what he meant. He was saying two people go in there and make a baby. Lalo...so funny. There is a beach over there called lovers beach and he dropped us off for ten mins to look around hte surf was up pretty high and guess what we saw...TWO SKIMMERS!! I was so excited. I wish we had brought ours. Next time!

WE also checked out some sights a little closer to La Concha, our Resort. One was Tecolote. Rusty and I decided to rent a jet ski. Too fun! And hello, have you ever had a mango on a stick! Now that is the life. They cut it up all cute like a flower. Oh then Rusty and I caught some octopus..you know, touristy kinda stuff.

The other place that we really loved was Balandra. It Famous for its mushroom shaped rock. A rock that Rusty concoured... with a little help from a local mexican. I'm so proud. The place had much more to offer. Star fish, blow fish, friendly rainbow fish from the 80's that come up to your feet, and little rays. They hide really well in the white sand but get them on that lettuce like kelp and they aren't so hidden. We had a blast!

One of the high light os the trip for me was cruisin around Spirito Santo Island. We saw and entered amazing water caves and natural windows. We collected shells from the beaches. We saw dolphins jumping around our boat. We even went snorkling with the wolves...los lobos as the call them in Mexico. We know them as sea lions. These things were masive. THey kept grunting or barking in the water. The biggest one was easily 700 lbs. The pictures don't do them justice.

Thanks Mom and Dad for a great trip!!

11 comments:

Sallie Annie said...

Hi friends-did you lose your ID pix on purpose-still trying to forget that stormy trip down the Boise River-well, I'm here to remind you!! And by the bye, when are we gonna hear if the magical mexican cave worked????

Love you both

Ryan and Megan said...

Lala! Wow, one day I ask for a new post, the next day I get a full blown description of your mexican adventure. I love you ! I wish I could go on a mexican adventure. Like Rusty, I have never been to mexico either and would love to accompany you and your parents sometime :)

Jennifer said...

Very cool trip guys. You would so totally love Washington you know. Dave will be trying to shedual climbing Mt. Rainer for next summer. Are you and Rusty interested? We love you guys. Fun to get some new news:-)

mel said...

AWESOME!!!! I am going to Cancun in a few weeks... opposite side but just as stocked. sorry you had to go back to school... haaaa.

Erin and James said...

WHAT A FUN TRIP! JAMES AND i CAN'T WAIT TO GO TO MEXICO SOON. I LOVE IT THERE. IT LOOKS SO GORGEOUS. IMJEALOUS!

Lindsey and Jordan said...

um I like Rusty's quote on the side there and I think it's hilarious that you left the most beautiful beaches in the world to go explore other beaches (as if ours aren't good enough for you!) that's okay, I wish I could do the same :) Your trip looks amazing!

Built Ford Tough said...

Hey friends! I love the Mexico pictures. So fun. Remind me to tell you what Bella said when she saw one of the pictures....

sweetieabbott said...

Looks like you guys had so much fun, you two are so cute together!

Oly and Bre's Blog said...

I had no idea Baja is so pretty! You guys look like you had so much fun!

Ben and Summer said...

WOW. I'm jealous. Looks like I need to call you to plan my trip when I go to Mexico. . . in 10 years... So fun, I love the slideshows!

Jess said...

I was starting to wonder if you actually worked! Seems like you are always either hanging out on the beach or taking a trip. Back to the grind like the rest of us :(