Friday, April 26, 2013

Baja Mexico

Well I must say we had a simply wonderful time in Mexico.  I had my doubts as to traveling with the kiddos, but they loved it. The plane flights were easy, and getting to experience the trip with them made it that much more amazing.

Nick and Gabe handled most of the organizational business, all though I instigated a 3-day stay at a resort in La Paz.  We spent most of our time in Todos Santos in a rental unit owned by Gabe's parents.  It really made staying for 2 weeks possible and kept me from feeling guilty for splurging a little here and there.  The Todos Santos house was beautiful and surrounded by an amazing garden full of flowers and wild birds.  The kids had a blast exploring the garden and getting muddy in the canal watering channels.  The beach, a lagoon, and the Tropic of Cancer were just a short walk from our door.

The resort in La Paz was top notch and we all got a little spoiled with the swim up bar and poolside service.  In La Paz we hired a boat to take us out to the island of Espiritu Santo, it's a protect nature reserve and was the highlight of the trip for me.  We watched a pod of dolphins jump and dive around the boat for about 30 min, saw a whale, leaping manata ray, sea turtle, frigate breeding colony, and Sea Lion colony.  Gabe and Cythia even jumped in for a quick dip with the sea lions.  The boat stopped off at a secluded beach for lunch and pointed us to a great snorkeling reef and all the adults took a turn and then since it was shallow enough to walk Moira even took a gander at the undersea world.

We certainly made some memories to last a life time.