Monday, September 29, 2014

A Wonderful Holiday!

Hola amigos - hello friends!  We've just arrived home from a wonderful time in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico!  The weather was nice and hot each day and we got to experience some amazing thunder and lightning storms almost every night.  I love how friendly the people of Mexico are and would highly recommend going there if you're able!  Here's some pics of our trip..
John and I on the beach in front of the resort - Royal Decameron
The view from our suite - facing right
Facing left
Two for the road:)  Wandering outside of the resort grounds..  we found a path which led to the next resort.  On the way, we met an old Mexican man who was stationed at a little hut just beyond the trees behind my shoulder to the right of the photo.  He was the security guard and was just starting a little fire to keep the bugs away.  We stopped to say hello, but couldn't understand a word he was saying and he couldn't understand us either, but we seemed to have an entire conversation with him before moving on to explore the rest of the trail!
Two of the dozens of iguanas that live at the resort.
We booked a horseback riding tour:  http://www.bestofbucerias.com/product_horseback_riding_rancho_capomo_335 - what a fun day!  Oh my goodness, we had a blast!  Our tour guide picked us up early one morning along with a 5 other couples and drove us to a ranch in the mountains of Las Palmas about an hour away from the bustling city.  Along the way, he showed and told us interesting facts about the surrounding areas.  After a 3 hour horseback ride through the jungle which included a stop at a beautiful waterfall, we headed back to the ranch to learn how to make pico de gallo which is a super tasty Mexican salsa.
Basically a mix of chopped tomato, onion, cilantro and jalapeno peppers, salt and lime juice.  Here's a link to a recipe for anyone who'd like to make it:  http://www.food.com/recipe/pico-de-gallo-83371
Oh yum!  We also watched how they made tortillas and got to eat them for lunch.
 Yay!  We made it to the waterfall! 
We had such an amazing time and I can't wait to visit again!  I ❤ Mexico!!

~Shelly xo

3 comments:

  1. Hi Shelly, what a wonderful holiday. Those Iguana's look amazing. I wouldn't like one running up my leg though. What fun to have a horseback ride. It looked at though it was overcast quite a lot. I expect because of the thunder storms you experienced at night.
    Sending Hugs
    Kay

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  2. You both look so happy and healthy!! Wonderful to see your vacation shots; thank you for sharing :-)

    warmly,

    Beth

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  3. Wow! I cannot believe you were in my hometown!!! Amazing! Glad you had a great time, too bad I did not know about you (and your great blog) before your trip otherwise I would have ordered a few of your patterns - hahaha, next time!

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