Sunday, June 27, 2010

A little fun in the sun ...


Not a lot of blogging - or gardening - has happened at our house in the last 8 days. I've been out of town ... as in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Beautiful Puerto Vallarta - with its lush mountainside and green waters of the Pacific. My husband and I treated our girls to a little Mexican R&R and what a delight it was. Mommy's Little Helper (MLH) poses next to the famed arches on the Malecon.

The weather was very warm but it was just what we needed. Lots of fun in the sun and ocean. All-inclusive resorts are the best - especially with kids. MLH must have had 30 "Version Strawberry Daiquiris"! This is what we looked out at EVERY DAY.

I never tired of the sunsets. I looked around at some landscaping but nothing was really all that impressive to take photos of. Besides I was there to smell like a coconut for a week and sit my lily white Midwestern self on the beach to celebrate my birthday and my eldest daughter's. :O)

My husband and daughters snorkeled off the shore near Puerto Vallarta at Los Arcos - a national park. They loved it!

So now back to reality and back to my normal life. The garden looked a little tattered when I got back home. Rain and wind had caused some havoc and the newly planted shrubs in the firepit area were in desperate need of TLC. This will be a busy week getting stuff looking good again ....

Hope to post new garden photos soon as I think some new blossoms are a week or so away.


7 comments:

Johnnny said...

Hey Beth: I like your pictures of your Puerto Vallarta experience. What a fun way to spend your birthday(s). Your blog also has a new cool look to it. Just like a flower garden, things are always changing. We have a nice cluster of the purple verbena for you. In about a week, it is going to be total verbena fest in our yard. More soon, Johnnny

Beth said...

awesome Johnnny! I was going to ask you about that tomorrow! Anxious to tell you about our trip!

Beth said...

What a great trip, beautiful photos! So glad you had the opportunity to share this with your family. Glad you shared it with us, too. :-)
Hugs and blessings, Beth

Susie said...

Well girl you had a great birthday! What a beautiful place. Glad ya'll had a great time!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Beth, oh how I envy your wonderful vacation. Never been to Puerto Vallarta but would dearly love to go. The photos are just amazing. Snorkeling looks like so much fun.
Marnie

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Kerri said...

Oh my, lucky you! It looks absolutely beautiful there. What a wonderful birthday present. I can almost smell that glorious ocean. Fabulous pictures! Sweet one of MLH :)