Monday, January 12, 2009

Vacation: Days 1 and 2

Yesterday, Bruni, Alex and I headed out with 5 others from our home for 10 days of vacation in Ixtapa Mexico, A coastal town about 7 hrs drive from Cuernvaca. The Lord has supplied a nice hotel with 2 suites for us for that time. I am hoping to update with photos of the things we encounter and are able to do duringthis time.

Day One:
We spent most of the morning packing and re-packing the SUV to get all the stuff and 8 of us in it and at noon we set off for the coast. The drive was pleaseant enough considering we felt ike sardines in a can. With the excitmnt in the air of 10 days of fun in the sun, sand and sea and with the hope of much relaxation, he 7 hours in the can were endured without compliant. Arriving in the evening we stopped for some groceries and headed to check in at the hotel. Each suite has a back bedroom with two double bed and a separatekitchen and dinning foor with a living area with a second fold out double bed. So there is plenty of room for all. The hotel has a pool, tennis court, excersise equipment and ping-pong.

Day Two:
This was a lazy day exploring the town and seeing what is available to do in the next few day while being here. We spent time in the pool and went and explored the beach. Being that Ixtapa is very touristic and caters to US and Canadian tourists just about everyone speaks english. I still prefer talking to the locals in Spanish but it does make it easier for Bruni to get around.
All the hotels and big resorts here have litle stands all over town with people trying to get you signed upfor vacation packages and activities to do. Some are very relentless and will do anything to get you to come check out thier resort, after truning down about 6 offers on the way to the beach, (which is a 5 minute walk from our hotel that took us nearly an hour from being stopped by so many people) we agreed to a reservation from a big resort that was offering a free breakfast buffet to come se thier resort. So we will be doing that tomorrow morning. I will leave you with a photo of the beach.

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