After our quick stop in San Diego we met my whole family at the San Fransisco airport en route to Zihuatenejo, Mexico near Ixtapa. My parents, who couldn’t be more generous, took the entire family (18 in total) for a week long vacation. Zihua is a great little spot that still has a lot of charm and doesn’t feel very touristy, despite that massive cruise ships that come in twice a week to deposit their passengers for the day. The local market was incredible and Charles and I loved going there and eating lunch with locals and not seeing a single other white face in the crowd. It was the cheapest and the best food we had during the entire trip. We stayed at a modest little resort where all the rooms had kitchenettes and several of the rooms we had had little pools on the balcony and an outdoor kitchen. It was nearly empty while we were there so we bought our own food in the market for a few dinners and stocked up on beer and margarita makings and spent a lot of time just relaxing at the hotel pool or on the beach just below us. It was such a nice treat to be with my whole family. It’s rare that we are all together in one place and since I won’t be back home until April I soaked up all the love from my eight nieces and nephews and got to connect with the adults too. I’ve attached way too many pictures, but it was really hard to choose and I wanted to make sure I included everyone at least once. Here goes…
She’s so cute and very sweet.
We take one whenever we are together.
went surfing early one morning and my mom had to take a picture
to document that we actually got up before 7am.
Good fun. Didn’t get to see much while in the water snorkeling,
but we saw a bunch of sea turtles and dolphins.
She brought loads of food and took very good care of us.