Monday, February 7, 2011

the last of Mexico... and a giveaway.


This is my finale. There will be no more major dumping of Mexico photos... until the next time I go. ; )

Manzanillo was the last port we went to, and it was actually a surprise, because the cruise was planned for going to Mazatlan, as usual. Halfway through the week, though, they decided not to port there, because of a lot of street violence that had been going on. Which is very sad, but I'm glad that they made the decision to be extra-safe, and it was fun to be able to go to a new place, since last time we went to Mazatlan.


It had a different flavor, because it's not a town that is so used to having cruise ships come in. So a little less touristy.
Right on the dock, this big mob of school kids were all yelling "Welcome to Me-hee-ko!"


New item added to my bucket list: ride on a motorcycle (preferably shiny and red) in Mexico with my man.


I can't get over how beautiful the streets are. And they had all these random, scrumptious street decorations. I can't think of an event they would have been for, so I'm not sure if they just always have them, or what.


They made me very happy.


I took this for you, Hadley! (she's the one with the online name of "Esmeralda Gatsby". : )


And, for those of you who want to see lots more photos of Mexico streets, the water, and food, here's a handy little slideshow for ya. : ) My mom and I felt delightfully dangerous as we ventured further and further into the city, where it started getting poorer and realer and so much more Mexican. 


And... because I love you and I missed you and thought of you while in Mexico... I got you some stuff. These earrings are made out of coconut shells...


And we bought them from Enrique who was friendly and sweet and told us that he was a Christian and he could see Jehovah in our smiles.


And a heart-shaped necklace. Because I love Mexico and I love you, and I'm sure that you either do or would love Mexico, too. : ) Two random comments will be chosen for the winners.


56 comments:

  1. It's been so much fun looking through all your photos! :)

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  2. Wow... After reading your "love affair with Mexico" posts I have never wanted to go there more. It is so gorgeous, and the people seem really nice! Wow... I wish I could have stowed away in your suitcase.

    ~Alyssa

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  3. It's so beautiful!!! :)

    -Megan

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  4. i really wanna go now. lol those little kids meeting you at the dock were soooo cute!!! i want to go hug every sigle one of them!lol

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  5. I'm love love loving all the pictures. I'm also slightly jealous - now I want to go to Mexico!
    (take me with you next time, will ya? *wink*)

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  6. That's so cool! Such beautiful photos!

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  7. I can't wait to see the rest of your pictures!

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  8. Beautiful photos! Looks like you had a great!


    Aww you thought of us! How sweet are you!

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  9. these pictures are gorgeous. :) I love those earrings, so cute! I really hope I can get to Mexico one of these days ;)

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  10. We're following now, cause your blog is so cool, and these photos are simply great!!
    Well done!

    Follow us back, if you want! :)

    http://theothersideoftrendsetters.blogspot.com/

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  11. I wish I had stowed away in your suitcase... Beautiful pictures :)

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  12. Awesome pictures. The necklace is adorable! :)

    ~Kristin

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  13. I like taking pictures of streets on vacation. It really tells a lot about the city. By the way, what camera do you have?

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  14. Thanks for posting so many pictures! You did a really good job of giving us a taste of your trip! And the story about Enrique is wonderful. :D

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  15. Awesome! I want to go to Mexico now so bad!!!

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  16. All your pictures make me want to go to Mexico now! Really badly!!!

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  17. Lol the sign is awesome. :-P What kind of shop was it?
    The chocolate dragon dessert thing looks amazing.
    I love all the buildings and streets...I love how coloful everything is!

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  18. What beautiful pictures and beautiful jewelry! I love the colors...it reminds me of central/south america and the sea!

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  19. I wish I could go to Mexico someday! It is so beautiful!

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  20. I loved looking through your wonderful pictures. Mexico is one pretty place...as are cruises. :)

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  21. I LOVE YOUR POSTS ABOUT MEXICO!!! Especially the fabulous pictures! It must have been so much fun!

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  22. I wish I could go to Mexico!! :) I've never been there before, but your pictures are amazing.

    http://stardom-randomness.blogspot.com

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  23. "My mom and I felt delightfully dangerous as we ventured further and further into the city"
    I love that. :) I know exactly what you mean.

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  24. The photos are really beautiful, I would love to go to Mexico. =]

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  25. I went to Mexico last Summer and it was gorgeous. We went to San Carlos near Baja California and I loved it. Glad you had fun!

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  26. Thank you SOO much for putting these posts together! I really enjoy seeing all the pictures, and I know {for myself at least} that it takes quite a while to get them all together!

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  27. Mexico has been added to my long, always-growing list of places I would love to visit, as well as a cruise after seeing how you guys had such a wonderful time =)
    Lisa

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  28. Awesome posts!!! You should go there again, 'cuz I love seeing you pictures! Do you have a favorite city of Mexico???

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  29. What lovely pictures! And a lovely necklace.
    --Love MCat
    {glitteringcompositions.blogspot.com}

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  30. After seeing all of your photos, I really want to go to Mexico! It sounds like you had a wonderful time there. And that story about Enrique was beautiful. It's always nice to meet Christians. :)

    I love that heart necklace! I want it!!

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  31. WOW!!!!! Awesome trip:)Idefinatly want to go to mexico now. REALLY REALLY BAD!!!!!
    Kerilynn:)

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  32. Beautiful! I want to win your giveaways. :-)

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  33. This is AWESOME!!! =D Mexico is beautiful. THe closest I've ever gotten was Brownsville, TX. We went to South Padre Island. It was COLD. The locals thought we were the crazy Minnesotans... which is sorta true. ;)

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  34. How exciting!
    I went to Mexico once when I was 7. My aunt was married there in Ensanada. So gorgeous! I pray for Mexico, that the violence will cease. It breaks my heart how innocent Mexicans have been killed by the drug cartels.
    The ear-rings and necklace are full of character, just beautiful. The earrings especially, because they are my favorite color and made from my favorite food ( coconut). ( =
    I am so glad you all had a fabulous time!
    Vaya con Dios, amiga!

    love,
    Emily

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  35. I lived in Mexico and love it with all of my heart! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics!

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  36. beautiful pics, polka dot! can't wait to see who win {pick me! :)}
    Sarah-Anne

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  37. Your pictures are so beautiful. I used to never want to go on a cruise, but I'm rethinking that!

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  38. Enrique seems so incredibly sweet. I love the earrings. gorgeous.

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  39. I've never been to Mexico, but those pictures are beautiful...I wanna go! :D :D I love how candid and colorful your pictures are. And I LOVE mexican food...the spicier the better, so I would be in heaven there! :D :D
    I'm new to your blog and absolutely LOVE it! I especially enjoy scrolling down and reading all of those great, (and sometimes hilarious) quotes that you have. :D :D
    Can't wait for more posts, and pictures! :D

    Christ's Blessings,
    Miss Lizzy

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  40. I got some earring when I was in Mexico that I adore. Great giveaway!

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  41. I picked up My Heart Lies South shortly after we brought it in to Exodus. I was sitting in the store reading it and I laughed about it enough that someone checking out bought it out from under me! But the next copy we ordered went straight home with me. We have since loaned it out (to a person who shall go nameless) and I haven't seen it since. Why is it that all the best family story books end with the papa dying?

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  42. Wow... Mexico looks BEAUTIFUL! I love the pictures you took! :) I hope you had fun!

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  43. Beautiful pictures!! You really captured the beauty of Mexico!!

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  44. that necklace is beautiful :)

    keandres AT gmail DOT com

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  45. While I was reading about your love affair, I fell in love too! no kidding. I didn't think Mexico was that great until I read those posts...saw those pictures...beautiful. *sigh* Mexico is now on my list of places to go and minister there!! btw...i don't have pierced ears.

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  46. Wow- beautiful shots! That cruise looks like SO much fun. I've never been to Mexico, but would love to go some day. The earrings and necklace are absolutely beutiful!

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  47. Beautiful pictures! I love the blue of the necklace- it's so oceany!

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  48. What a beautiful country! You took such great photos of it.

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  49. i would love to win. turquoise is becoming one of my favorite colors

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