Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hola Bienvenido a Puerto Penasco!

We are back from vacation! And it was probably one of the most interesting vacations we've ever had for a few of reasons:
  1. Our first time to vacation with Nathan. It's just different with a little one.
  2. The first night, I had to hang my head out of the car window to throw up. It's been a while.
  3. Greg and I didn't fight once. We traditionally fight while on vacation.
We went to Puerto Penasco which is a small fishing town off the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. Americans call it Rocky Point and it is just over 60 miles from the US border - a short 4 hr drive from where we live in Arizona. Here's a map from Phoenix to Rocky Point:
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Thursday - 4/9
We drove to Rocky Point with 2 other families and arrived late in the afternoon. We immediately walked down to the beach and it turned out to be great timing for pictures!
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Here is Nathan's first time to see the ocean and true to form, he was quiet, observant and just took it all in.
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Here was a surprising shot of Nathan and Maysen, silhouetted from the setting sun.
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Here's a picture from the beach looking back at where we stayed, the red arrow is pointing to the house we stayed in.
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Friday - 4/10
We eagerly anticipated a beautiful day on the beach and instead we woke up to wind gusts of 32 mph! You know how you have certain ideas or expectations about your vacation? Well the weather deflated the expectations we all had and we wondered if we were doomed for the entire weekend.

Nathan and I stepped outside to take a walk but we had to head back to the house when we started to get pelted in the face with flying sand!
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So we were stuck inside-all day. Here's Nathan & Maysen both looking out the window watching the wind howl.
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After being locked inside all day, we had to get out of the house! So we let Greg drive through a sand storm to take us all to dinner (this was the night he started driving like one of the locals). While we were at the restaurant, we got a picture of our group outside on the balcony in the Tsunami (just a progressive exaggeration of the wind). When I saw this picture, I totally laughed out loud, it's pretty funny...
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Saturday - 4/11
On Saturday, the winds moved on, the Sun came out and we were on the beach in no time at all!
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I just realized how funny this next picture is. Three guys, One girl and who has the ball? The 7 year old girl!
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This is a visual of Nathan's issue with his feet. He doesn't like being barefoot on grass or sand. In this next shot, I was trying to put him down to walk but he folds his legs up and refuses to stand on his own because he doesn't want his feet to touch the ground. Quiz question: Which parent does Nathan take after in this?
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Sunday - 4/12

Easter Sunday - it was strange being at the beach vs. in church on Easter Sunday! Here are pictures of Nathan's Easter Egg Hunt. I forgot to put his shoes on so you see him 'straining' to reach that egg without stepping into the sand.
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Just some extra pictures that are favorites from the trip...

The Auger Family- Yep, I made them do this but it turned out cute!
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The White Family incognito!
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Nathan, my little cutie-patootie-picture-poser!
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Greg and them Horns! See the Longhorns on the smoker behind Greg's average size head?
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This last picture is for Lynn...'Aahs-para-Gous'...soon my friend, very soon! :)
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