Friday, August 8, 2008

We're back...

We're back from our second trip to Mexico this year! After this extravaganza there's one thing I know for sure - I never want to own a boat! Here's the breakdown of our trip:

Day 1- Fly to AZ, drive 8 hours south to San Carlos (in a truck that barely has AC)
Day 2 - go to the boat shop to check on the boat
Day 3 - hope the boat get's fixed
Day 4 - go out on the boat that's moderately fixed (mind you we have no working radios and the swells are 4-6 feet)
Day 5 - go out on the boat - oh wait then it breaks down
Day 6 - hope that the boat gets fixed
Day 7 - pull the boat out and put it in dry storage until next year
Day 8 - Drive back to AZ just in time to find out there's a hurricane in Houston

They say the happiest two days in a boat owners life is the day he buys his boat and the day he sells his boat - so true!

Haha...actually despite all the boat problems and lack of fish caught, we really did have a blast! We went with our good friends Taylor and Elizabeth Guess and Kris’s dad. It was such a blessing to have the Guesskids with us – they made the trip so much more enjoyable. We got to eat at some really great restaurants in Mexico, the house we stayed at was amazing, we had our own pool for most of the vacation (cause our neighbors weren't home) and that was awesome! We saw some truly amazing sunsets over the water - I always love a good sunset. We also got to attend the fishing tournament banquet (even though we didn’t catch anything or even enter – due to boat problems). Kris’s dad received a special award for having been in that tournament for 30+ years (with the same boat- haha).

Overall the trip was a lot of fun (minus the minor set backs with the boat, oh and the night that we all got Montezuma’s Revenge, oh and we had to fly back during a hurricane). Other than that we had a great time and got nice tans in the process!

Kris hanging out by the awesome pool at the house we rented.

The first night there we all went out to dinner for Ed's birthday - the boys dressed up in tux shirts for the occasion.

Kris and I at dinner.

Sunset over the Sea of Cortez

This was one of the nearby fishing villages that we ate at one night.

Here we are waiting for the boat to get fixed.

Here are the boys putting gas in the boat in hopes that it will be ready to go in the morning.

There was this really cool shop in town that the back room was all glass, it was so beautiful when the sun came in through the glass.

Taylor and Elizabeth

We're finally making our way out of the harbor!

The harbor at sunset was so beautiful!

The girls!

The whole gang at the banquet where Ed won an award for being there for 30+ years.

1 comment:

Camille, Blake and Pierce said...

What a great trip... you guys are having a great summer... I have heard the same thing about a boat... Blake wants one really bad so I guess I need him to talk to you guys.