Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Third Time's a Charm

I had been to the beach town of Manzanillo twice last year. I really didn't need to go again. However, when the opportunity presented itself to rent a private house on the beach - splitting the cost to make it affordable - I had to jump on it. Especially since it came after a particularly hard week and a year that, to date, hadn't given a day off yet.
I owe a big thank -you to Charla for spending most of Friday (our surprise day off of school) on the phone with a travel agent in Texas, and for getting us a price that ended up being $200 cheaper than the listed low-season price.
Can you believe that we could only round up 4 people to go? Well.. I guess that making the decision the day we wanted to leave didn't help our cause. At 6:00 p.m. we had the OK to come to the house that night. So Charla, Megan, Becca and I left at 6:40 to get to the bus stop at 7.
It was pretty spontaneous. But totally worth it . Check out the pictures below.

Waiting for the bus on the side of the street.

The front of the house.

One of the bedrooms. I am in love with the paintings in this house!

Grilling up some veggies!

A breakfast with a view!

This is our private pool/bar/grill in the back of the house, ON the beach.

The sunset view from the house.

Becca, Me, and Charla in our pool.

You can't help but praise the Creator at times like this!

The dining room... with more awesome art!

The inside view from the back doors

A pretty flower in a photo that I didn't rotate (sorry)!


  1. so beautiful! I am so glad you were able to finally have a break AND an unbelievable one at that :) I love you!

  2. did you know there's a store in Tlaquepaque with a ton of that artist's work? It's just down the street from the Padilla gallery. I love it too.

  3. it is, but the first time I wrote about him, I didn't remember his name and called him diego. I just used the name again for continuities' sake. See you at eightish.