Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Huatulco, Mexico 2013

There is no way I could possibly share all the photos and stories from our recent trip to Mexico at once. It would be way too long of a post.
So today I am just going to share a few photos from our first day down there, and then do one post a week this month to fit in a few more days or activities.
It was a four hour flight and the plane was pretty empty. Only forty passengers total. So we were able to take up the whole six seats in our row. Mike and Evan sat across from Erin and I. Evan listened to his ipod when he wasn't looking out the window. Mike finished a movie or talked with Evan. Erin and I read books, did puzzles and watched a little tv.

This is our first resort, because the one we stayed in the rest of the week was full that first night.
It was a pretty empty beach for the most part which was nice. One thing about Huatulco is that many people there spoke Spanish and little to no English. It was fun seeing Evan and Erin learning to interact or try to use the Spanish they are learning at school to communicate with other kids and families. The second morning on the beach, Evan played for quite along time with a boy who spoke only Spanish.
We thought the ocean seemed a bit rough that first night. The waves and current were pretty strong. It wasn't until the next morning we noticed the red flag which means no swimming. Of course there were quite a few people in the water anyway. Thankfully at the other resort, the flag was yellow and not red.

A view from my chair before I went to hang with the kids.
She wore a life jacket any time we were near the water. Evan went to a great swimming camp last year that helped him become a more confident swimmer. Especially in deep water.
Mike and I joked about those condos for sale up on the hill being our summer home :)
Her first time by the ocean ever!
And a favorite activity...running from the waves.
Evan liked the sand better, until we went on the boat ride for fishing and snorkeling ;)

That bucket was actually full of seashells the next day instead.
And now that I am going through and editing photos, I am looking forward to sharing more. Especially from the boat ride, the other resort and downtown.
Plus, these are just the photos from my little point and shoot camera. Mike took a ton on his iphone that are great. He is putting them on a flash drive for me this week.
It's funny that we brought the big DSLR camera, but I think only took it out once.
Anyway, I will share some more photos next Wednesday.

Also hoping you will check out a post I have up at Craft Your Nest today talking about Instagram and a fun little site called Paper Issues. You can see my CYN post *Here!*

Happy Wednesday!


  1. Such a beautiful place and it looks so relaxing too. I could use a dose of sun and warmth right now. :)

  2. some awesome photos - looks simply beautiful!!

  3. Just gorgeous!! We've been to Mexico once (2006) and I want to go back so much! :)

  4. Great pictures Mary Jo! I love seeing their faces the first they're in the ocean :)

  5. Great pictures. Looks so nice and fun.

  6. Aw, gorgeous photos! I am so jealous of the beach, I want some warm weather for beach trips! x

  7. Looks like a great time was had by all :)

  8. What a fabulous trip! Looks like an amazing place. Any time spent by the water is a good time! :)

  9. Thank you for sharing those fun, warm photos Wish I was there right now :)
    Hubby takes his big boy camera with us on trips...but mostly uses his iPhone, lol.

  10. This looks like a wonderful trip! That is so sweet that it was the first time that Erin was by the ocean, she looked so excited!!

  11. Looks like you had a wonderful holiday! The kids were happy, Mom and Dad were great scenery and beautiful bliss!

  12. This looks like a fantastic vacation! And now you have plenty of travel photos to scrap, I bet.

  13. Wow, that looks like an amazing vacation! The kids look like they had a great time-can't wait to see the rest of the photos!

  14. I don't like to get in the water but there is something about the beach that is so peaceful. Looks awesome!!

  15. Oh and I hope you out in for Paper Issues! Such a fun, laid back team. My fave! If you did, keep linking and posting. They are looking!

  16. OMG I did not realize this was Erin 1s time at the beach. Im sure she had a blast!
    Love all the pictures you can tell the kids are having so much fun!! How awesome to be there went it wasn't that busy!
    Looking forward to seeing the rest of your pictures next week.
    You will make the PI team Im sure. I have heard its a great team to be on!!

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  18. Great pictures! I have never been to this part of Mexico, but it looks like a beautiful place to vacation. So glad it was a great trip for you and your family!