Saturday, August 23, 2008

Today in Pictures - V

8/12/08 - 8/14/08

I believe this will be the last post concerning Michelle and Kay's visit. After Kyle's birthday party on Monday, we packed up and headed out with Philip and Collette early Tuesday morning. Our destination? A mini-vacation at the Pacific Ocean. Specifically? A small town north of Puerto Vallarta called, Sayulita.

It took us 8 hours to get there...and then I'm not sure how long we drove around trying to find the house we had rented. It was a big house with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, a kitchen, and large sitting porch...and a private pool, too! Unfortunately there had been some mis-communication between the renter and the property manager...and our house had not been cleaned for our arrival. So, we drove around looking at other places while the maid and gardener prepared the place.

The weather was very hot, humid, and buggy....but the ocean was just beatiful. Very relaxing! Wednesday we spent several hours at the ocean and then came back to the house so the kids could take a nap. That evening we drove around the area (for a long time!!!) before we finally decided on a hole-in-the-wall Mexican eatery! I had a chicken fajita...very, very, good!!

Thursday morning we ate a a really cute outdoor place that had several palapas. The picture below shows you what a palapa looks like. They can be small or large.
Ater that delicious breakfast, we headed the 8 hours back home!

All in all, the trip was very nice, but a little too short!

Here's a slideshow of some of the pictures.
Hint: Once you hit play for the slideshow to come up, try hitting the next button instead of play. Even at it's slowest, it goes a little too fast to read the captions and look at the pictures.
Click to play Our Mini-Vacation
I also wanted to say"Thank-You" to Michelle and Kay for coming to visit us! We had a blast! They also brought along tons of clothes for the kids and food and personal items for Michael and I...what a blessing. Once again, "Thank-You!!!' We hope you enjoyed your stay! Come back soon!!!


Kay McCoy said...

We had a wonderful time and the memories (all of them...even the ones that Michael would want us to forget!) will be with us forever.

After a canceled flight on the way home, Kay finally arrived to Penns Creek at 5 am on Saturday (the 16th). As with any "vacation" many hours of rest were needed to catch up!

Kay will be sharing memories and photos with family and friends for a long time.

The true "thanks" belong to a great host family...the Masons!
Kay McCoy

Julie Schultz said...

Beautiful pictures! Looks like a great place to vacation!

Michelle Durkee said...

Wow! Just wanted to say a big "THANK YOU" to Michael, Crystal, Kyle, and Taylor for making this trip such a fun and relaxing one. I will always carry around a love for Mexico and its people that I did not have before. Thanks so much for going the extra mile to see to it that every part of our stay was a positive one. You definitly were great hosts. We love and miss you all! I will definitly be back. (Probably with my entire tribe next time!)


Kara Plank said...

Wow. the ocean and vacation pictures are just beautiful. Makes me think we should being our little tribe to visit too! =)