Monday, August 5, 2013

Manzanillo, Mexico


After our niece Amy's wedding last weekend we flew down to Manzanillo for what promised to be a very fun week by Mexico's Pacific Ocean coast.

Manzanillo is a funny sounding word so I looked it up in the dictionary. It comes from two ancient tribal words as it turns out.

The first part of this wonderful seaside resort city's name comes from the word Aztec "Manxa" meaning "125% humidity."

The last part of its name is from an even more ancient language. "Neyo" is Mayan for "hotter than the face of the Sun."

They knew well of what they spoke.

We arrived via Mexico City
late Sunday afternoon

Our resort home in La Punta
was gorgeous! 

With a nice view of the bay too

We simply settled in that night before getting ready to play an early round of golf at the Las Hadas Golf Course . . .

 A VERY early round of golf!

We had lots of spectators

One of my numerous bad lies

Notice the pin which is protected by a bunker in the background . . . wonderful

 Interesting Tree

The Las Hadas' 18th Hole

The Pacific Ocean serves as a nice water hazard. Our foursome put our first seven drives into the water. Our eighth  shot, in a best ball format, landed in the sand trap in front of the golf cart seen here.

We were all ECSTATIC!!!

After an amazing day of true golf mastery worthy of the PGA tour, we retired to our La Punta home base.

A park across the way

Our pool/patio area

 A good place to read and relax

 The Dining Area

 Our Room

Our INCREDIBLE Staff

Dinner Time!

GREAT Chile Rellenos

 Seen on our post dinner constitutional

 Tuesday at a private beach

 World Championship Uno Tournament

Who are all of these people?

Seen here with me, left to right, are Mariana Mezic, Courtney Kelly and Connor "Shifty" Kelly.

We were staying with adults as well.

 Kerry and Mike Kelly

Adriana and Igor Mezic

Brian and Koreen FitzGerald

Us

Another day, another beach. This time it was a public beach.

There is actually a man selling these
priceless items in there somewhere 

Selling her wares atop her head
  
Shifty got a tattoo

Koreen and Laurie discussed
Global Warming

Mariana, Adriana and Ivana Mezic

In the evening we opted for a Sunset Harbor Cruise.

 Shoving Off

Our skipper was none other than . . .

Captain Jack Sparrow!!!

a.k.a., Victor

We saw the rugged coastline

Preparing absolutely fresh ceviche

How fresh you ask?

It was made from fish that Brian caught about ten minutes earlier and was it ever so tasty! 

 Laurie gave it a shot . . .

 . . . and landed the evening's biggest
Skip Jack

The Skip Jack is a member of the tuna family.

 Ebb and Flow

 Pray to the BVM as you ship out

Blow Hole

 A Golden Sunset

Or perhaps you prefer a . . .

. . . Red Sunset

Adriana and Laurie were shipmates

Laurie caught another one

GOD HELP US!!!

 From the Dining Hall

 Our Pool

Laurie took this shot of the troops

An Italian Dinner in the Las Hadas Resort

 Mike wearing a halo after breaking
his neck in a brutal surfing accident
earlier in the day

 Celebrating Ivana's (Ivy) 15th Birthday

"On three, everybody take a photo"

Brian can be such a kill joy.

 My hair grows quickly in this humidity

Siren Kerry

The Kelly Kids

Night at the Las Hadas Harbor

 A neighbor's home

 Cool Light

A bit of a Moorish flavor 

Our Street

Our House

The FitzGerald's room's ceiling

 Back to the private beach

 Life under a palapa

Auditioning for a Corona commercial

Piñata Magic

A second Birthday Cake for Ivy

Swing it Ivy!!!

 A peaceful View

What a GREAT week in Manzanillo!

Back to life.

Back to reality.

1 comment:

moma said...

Mezics will never forget those hot, mosquito infested but amazing Mexican days with all of you! Thank you so much for forever documenting our unforgettable vacation :)