while we were in Puerto Nuevo Mexico for carla and todd’s wedding at the Grand Baja Resort we had some free time so we decided to check out the local scenery. come along with us on our walkabout, south of the border. fyi- most of these shots are by kim (except the ones of rain in the restaurant. kim was laughing too hard. you’ll see why later.)
we were so blessed to have jesus watching over us (and those tiny people on the bottom right)
window(less) shopping in the open air markets of mexico is always fun. the people, the colors, the luchador masks (nacho libre!!!) and…
toys toys toys. lots of colorful toys as far as the eye can see.
this one looked kinda questionable though. we found it on a roadside fence post.
here’s one of the friendly locals
and here’s noah taking a siesta. seriously, when are we bringing siestas north of the border? who’s with me?
we couldn’t pass this up. it’s our ode to jessica claire. she’s doing a lock project and has tons of interesting shots of random locks from all over the globe. did you notice this lock has a big SD on it. coincidence?
with noah awake from his siesta we were off to get some grub.
tempting, but no.
puerto nuevo is known for it’s langostino lobster and we were about to sample the goods.
we walked through a whole village filled with high pressure streetside salesmen trying to get us into their establishment by offering all sorts of stuff. did i mention they “got beer?” there were also several locations where the margaritas flowed like wine. figuring the best deal awaited us at the end of the LONG line of would-be carnival barkers, we pressed on. eventually we were lured in to a place that offered an entire family meal deal. margaritas included. they even brought one of these bad boys out to the street to show us and scared the crud out of kim. at first, kim wanted to grab the tray and run down to the sea and set them all free, but then she just ordered one.
the place had a choice view of la mar and the pico de gallo was, and i am not EVEN kidding the least bit here, the best i have ever had anywhere on the face of the earth. i could have eaten it with a spoon like cereal. actually, i did eat it with a spoon like cereal. what can i say? i liked the way it was put together.
rain, on the other hand, made the very unfortunate mistake of thinking the greenish-brown accoutrement next to the pico de gallo was some sort of chili. she grabbed a caballero sized spoonful and gulped it down. it was only after the stinging heat of a thousand white hot suns was relayed from her tongue to her brain that she realized it was not chili, but some sort of sadistic hot sauce (and/or industrial cleaner) reserved for only the hairiest of hairy chested men. we, being the awesome parents that we are, belayed grabbing her a relieving cup of milk and instead opted to grab our cameras so we could share our delight in her errant ways with everyone not lucky enough to witness the event in-person. watch along with us as the hilarity ensues.
her first reaction…it’s not so bad.
it’s more tingly than it is hot.
dear God in heaven why have you forsaken me!? yes, those are tears. it was that hot. after we stopped crying (from laughing so hard) we got her all the milk she wanted. i don’t think she’ll be making that mistake again.
after the great salsa fiasco of 07 we got back to our sweet lobster, ocean view, and…
patti liked her free squishee. it was gone in less than 60 seconds. (so sayeth the time stamp on my canon.)
after the meal it was time for a dip in the local pool.
swimsuits? we don’t need no stinking swimsuits.
i’m not sure what was in the spa to make it all foamy, but the kids were lovin it.