>> Sunday, March 2, 2014
February is an excellent time to get out of Oregon. It’s become a habit for us to seek out sunshine and warmth for a February vacation. We were in Mexico last week. The Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo area is just lovely and we enjoy the mix of relaxing and reading on the beach and going into the town of Zihuatanejo for meals, people watching and experiencing the local atmosphere.
The only glitch in the trip was that we went straight to Mexico from LA but our bags decided to take a side trip to San Diego (and didn’t even get us a souvenir while they were there!!). There’s only one flight a day from LA to Zihuatanejo and we’ve always worried about the quick turnaround when we change planes there. Because of that we carry on a change of clothes, our swimsuits and what we need to get through at least 24 hours. So even though we weren’t desperate I was extremely happy to see my clothes and stuff when we got back from dinner the second night there.
The beach where we stay is a nesting ground for Olive Ridley Sea Turtles and they have a good conservation and protection program in place.
They dig up the eggs and move them to a protected area to incubate and then release the babies when they hatch. We were lucky once again to see newly hatched baby sea turtles released and make their way to the ocean.
It’s a very cool experience
We had some gorgeous sunsets
Plenty of time to read and relax on the beach
Lots of walking around Zihuatanejo
We both read a lot. I read about 400 pages of Outlander. I read Persuader by Lee Child. It had been far too long since I read a Jack Reacher book and I enjoyed the heck out of this one. I also started The Black Country by Alex Grecian. It’s the second in his London Murder Squad series. The Hubster also read a Jack Reacher book. He’s a couple ahead of me in the series and he read One Shot. He read Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith too. I’m glad he liked that one. I’ve read the short stories but haven’t read the books yet.
It was back to work and real life on Thursday but the nice thing about starting and ending a vacation mid-week is that it makes for a short work week before you go and also when you get back. My department at work moved to a different floor while I was gone so the combination of getting back to work and getting settled in to a new workspace meant that a two day work week was about all I could handle.
So now it’s back to routine around here and I have a huge stack of graphic novels out from the library that I plan to focus on for the next couple of weeks.
Hope you're having a great weekend!!