Parque Natural Mexiquillo


Kick-Back Weekend

 We relaxed at the Hotel Mayo for the weekend. It is two hours south of Vallarta on a wonderful secluded beach.

Miles and miles of beach

Life is great

This is my room key

David and Becca casting a line

A great time was had  by all


Permanent Residency

My sister at the immigration office getting her permanent residency.

Submitting here paper work. 
Mexico loves paperwork

Scanning her finger prints

And finally an ID photo.
The whole process went smoothly and took 2.5 hours.



 I am back visiting my sister for a month or two. She retired here to a cute river side home. Out for a walk, I used the suspension bride nearby to go over to the islands that run down the middle of the river. 

There are statues honoring John Huston and Liz Taylor who put Vallarta on the map. My family first visited Vallarta after my mom read about the movie, Night of the Iguana, back in the sixties. Huston, Taylor and Burton all had homes here then.

Repurposing dead trees

I made my down through the islands to the malicon

Adult size rocking horses

Be the Art. 
Sculpture by Bustemante

In what century was this door installed

Pure fantasy by Bustamante


Christmas Morning

Grandpa struggled out of a warm bed at O-dark 7:30 to watch my wonderful granddaughters open presents. 


I think the iPad is a hit

Emma with herlego farm. 
Legos are huge at the Bacon home

Chicken coop completed. Page 20 of the 223 page of instructions

Rachel working on her mystery cube


Goings On at the Bacon's

 Rachel plays the bassoon in her school orchestra 

Her first concert 

She did great

I have been refinishing some of the wood work in the Trek

The stain really helps bring out the grain

Master pastry chef, aka Uncle Sean came to visit.

Getting just the right amount of cookie dough

Making little delicious balls

Emma measuring powdered sugar for the filling

Rachel mixing the filling

Let me show you how to do this

A quick learner, just right

Just perfect and so savory
Both Emma and Rachel are good cooks

Sadly we lost Hardy last week

Today Emma and her best friend are making a ginger bread house


Deck the Halls ....

Well, we finally got the tree decorated.  

Merry Christmas to one and all