Monday, March 23, 2015

Feliz Cumpleaños... Mexican Edition

So my little brother Craig is in his 3rd year of med school with very little vacation time, his wife Marcie is having a baby soon so we figured we needed to get in one more trip before then.  So when they invited us to head to Rocky Point, Mexico with them, we jumped on it.  I had never been and honestly I had no idea how wonderful it would be.  

So Wednesday night we flew out of Provo down to Mesa.  We had fun talking that night.  Then I went for the most glorious run Thursday morning around beautiful Phoenix.  It was unreal.  A warm breezy rainy morning.  Seriously I need to stop visiting Arizona in the spring because it really makes me think I'd like to live there!  The best part........ the smell of orange blossoms mixed with desert rain.  Like I said, unreal.

We got in the Prius loaded up and headed on our way south to Mexico!  The drive was so beautiful I almost couldn't believe it!  The desert was super green, purple, yellow, and orange wildflowers growing everywhere.  I kept trying to take pictures but it didn't really work out.  The only driving picture is this happy trailer.

When we were driving down the row of resorts it really wasn't very impressive.  Sand dunes and desert on one side then buildings on the other...  We couldn't see any type of beach.... until we got into our resort condo and saw this.........

The view from our room was killer.  We had an awesome balcony that we would sit and watch the view for hours.  After dropping off our stuff we decided to go to town and check out the Fish Market.
After a little wondering we ended up in a restaurant eating with a beautiful ocean view.

After we headed back to the resort to venture out to look at the tide pools, watch the sunset, then hang out in the hot tub with the other Mormons.

The next morning I got up and ran on the beach then workout in the gym.  Certainly couldn't complain of this view from the gym.  
Then we headed out for a day of relaxing on the beach and pool.

I felt like there was the perfect amount of Mexican vendors walking around offering things.... like tamales bought by Craig, sunglasses bought by Jason, and fresh pineapple pina coladas... bought by me.
My friend Marie's family has been going to Rocky Point for years so she gave me the best recommendation ever.  You see, Craig served in Northern Mexico.  And probably not so shocking, he was the most scared out of all of us to make this venture back so near to his mission.  He was really nervous until we finally made it to Lucas.  The most delicious authentic Pollo Loco imaginable.  It made Craig unbelievably happy and was not nervous about our trip the rest of the time!  Craig loved the chicken most, Jason loved the rice most, and I was in love with the beans.  Which is completely weird because I've never eaten beans before in my life.  It was so so so delicious.

Then later that night we went out for fried ice cream....
The rest of the night was spent playing Ticket to Ride and watching movies.

The next morning it was fun to watch the sun rise over the beautiful view.  Even Jason woke up for it.
After my run we decided to hit up town one more time for Jason to get more sunglasses and our traditional traveling magnet.  Then we had some delicious street tacos with our bottled soda.  

And Thrifty's Ice Cream.

Then another day on the glorious beach.

We titled this "Third Wheel"  I love it. :)

After Lucas one more time we watched the warm beautiful sun set as we drove back to Arizona.
I was so impressed with the border guards.  They were super nice and cool and friendly.  It was a wonderful experience all the way around.

And of course it wouldn't have been possible with our these two.  I sure love them.

1 comment:

Camile said...

Ah! So fun and beautiful! I need some sun in my life!