Tuesday, June 25, 2013

June 2013 Mexico Trip

Holding Noelle and Joey
Devery with Mason in the waves
Kiley with  boogie board
Jeannie chasing Mason
At Flavio's Restaurant
Dorine with Devery, Kiley, and Joey
Steve on the back patio
Kiley and Devery walking Noelle
Devery with Noelle
Kiley at Flavio's
Ivan, Jeannie, and Steve at Flavio's
Google Earth view of PP
Hamblin boys playing in the surf
Steve and Easton at Flavio's

Having ice cream at La Michoacana
Dorine and I with Joey on the beach
Dorine and I drove down to Puerto PeƱasco, Sonora, Mexico, recently for what has become our annual (fourth straight) summer trip there.  Devery's in-laws, Steve and Jeannie Hamblin, invited us to spend time there with them during their allotted time at Casa Alhaja, a very nice beach-front property in the relatively ritzy enclave of Las Conchas.  We traveled with both Devery and Easton (and their kids) and with Kiley (and her new baby Joey), whose husband Sam was in Alabama doing Air Force officers' training in preparation for starting medical school on an Air Force scholarship.  We sort of missed having more of our family there, but spending time with the Hamblins in PP is always enjoyable, and we got to spend five nights (June 11-15) there on this trip, which somewhat compensated for the eleven-hour drive required to get there from Albuquerque.  It's still slightly intimidating to drive into Mexico -- especially when you come upon a roadblock manned by scary-looking federales -- but I enjoy it there, despite my not being an "ocean" person.