I’ve been M.I.A due to a family vacation which I am very appreciative that I went on.
While the vacation was much needed, I am very happy to be home.
Each year my family and I travel to Mexico where my father is from to spend a few days on his ranch in Durango.
After a few days spent on the ranch, we then travel to our actual vacation destination. This year we happened to be visiting Mazatlan.
Some of you may be reading this and wondering if Mexico is still a safe country, and let me assure you that it is.
With the media always trying to condemn the country or portray it as very dangerous and unsafe, it is still a beautiful and welcoming country.
It is true that there are some places that may not be as safe as others but if you really think about it, that’s all over the world, even in your own home country.
Mexico offers a variety of colors, scenery, smells, sounds, tastes, traditions, legends, etc.
I could go on and on about all that Mexico has to offer but it’s something you have to experience and not just read about.
Here is a glimpse of my vacation:
Lunch at Maria Isabel’s
Our first day back home, we had a cook out.
Roasting up tomatoes and jalapenos for salsa.
Fresh picked green beans.
Peeling and snapping.
Snapped in half.
Rosebush in my father’s garden.
Bus tickets to Mazatlan. (Notice the Familia Vargas)
Scenic views while on the bus.
My nephew posing in front of a marlin.
Carne Asada & Al Pastor tacos.
Preparing the meat.
Taxis in Mazatlan.
Souvenirs and trinkets inside the local market.
Fresh fruits and vegetables.
More beach views.
Pina Coladas by the pool.
Salsa’s and pickled cucumber slices.
Al Pastor Tacos
Pan dulce from Panama Restaurant y Pasteleria
Almond Croissants (My favorite)
Writing in the sand.
My selfie stick came in handy although my family didn’t want in the picture.
Seashells I collected from the beach.
Vendors on the beach selling fruit cups and other snacks.
Footprints in the sand left by my nephew and me.
The main fountain towards the entry of the beach.
Cotton candy skies.
Papa Loca which is their version of a loaded baked potato. (This was my favorite meal on the entire trip.)
Busy little bee.
Man roasting up chicken at the local market.
His fresh produce.
My handmade & hand painted souvenirs I brought back home.
It was nice to get away for a few weeks but I am so thankful to be home to my plants, my family, my best friend, and I’m even more thankful to be home in time for my Regional Convention!