Friday, April 15, 2011

Vacation day one: Baja, mexico


We were up bright and early on our first morning in Mexico.  And I do mean bright because it looked like the sun was going to be on our side. 

Mickey’s dad has a home down near La Bufadora, Mexico and it had been a while since our last visit.  I forgot how much I love the view. 


We spent the morning at the casa, going for rides in Grampy’s buggy…..



and waiting for the water truck to arrive.  We all thought Eli would love to watch the water truck…but it scared him. 


Once the water truck had vamanos’ed we were able to head down into town.  It is only about 1.5 miles to the town of La Bufadora, but since the casa is located in a hillside area with no paved roads it takes a while to drive down there. 

First stop: Lunch at the tequila grill. 

IMG_6928 It was much better than this sign would leave you to believe. 

Or maybe it was because of these:


Nothing like two of those and a shot of their special blend tequila to get you in the mood for a little afternoon market shopping.

But before we left we let the kids play a little.  Remember this?


A couple of you were right.  They are indeed surfing. 


Table surfing! 

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After lunch we headed into town.


Trinkets were purchased.





Beer was consumed by men waiting for women to finish shopping.


At the end of town you can stop and watch the famous blowhole spouting water every few moments. 

I didn’t get very good pictures but the kids enjoyed the view.



We spent most of the rest of the day back at the Casa…..I have no further photographic evidence of this as apparently I put the camera away for the rest of the day. 

Next up:  More Baja!

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Connie said...

What a fun day! I could really go for one of those margarita's right now....

Brian Miller said...

wow. looks like a great day! i would love to ride a buggy!

THE Stephanie said...

Looks like a wonderful, relaxing, fun time!!

Three Js said...

Love, love, love these! I can't wait to see how the rest of the trip turned out :)

Trac~ said...

Those are great pictures and the margaritas looked delicious! :) YUM! Have a great weekend and enjoy Eli's party tomorrow - can't wait to see the rest of the pictures! :) xoxoxo

ayala said...

Looks like an awesome time :)

Jenny said...

Looks like a perfect trip. Love getting all the family together!

Amy said...

Glad you get to have a family vacation they are the best..

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

What fun. That table surfing? I like it. I mean, it is safe, no sharks, and less risk. Good call.

Bliss said...

What a beautiful place to take a vacation. How fun that it is at your families house. Love the bright colors. Looking forward to the next installment :)

James (SeattleDad) said...

Would Looooooove to be there right now.

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks like heaven!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh no I'm sorry the truck scared him. What beautiful ride into town!

A Margareta looks perfect!! And beer while they wait right on!

Spidey hate was way cool!!

Little BGCG's Mommy said...

Margaritas for everyone!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I want a margarita right now.