So a year ago, Margaret, Catherine and I decided we would go on a "Decades Birthday Trip". Catherine was going to turn 70, Margaret turned 50 last year and I turned 40. We saved our "mad money" and made it happen. This was truly the first miracle...That it actually happened. No one got sick, no one's loved ones got sick, and nothing else prevented this trip. Because of that, we knew God was in it and we relished in it. We kept looking at each other on the flight and said, "I can't believe this is actually happening!".
We decided to go to a small fishing village called Barra De Potosi about 30 minutes south of Zihuatanejo, Mexico. The first leg of the trip found us flying from Portland, Oregon to LA. Then we flew from LA to Zihuatanejo. That leg was about a 3 1/2 hour plane ride. I was fascinated with the Sea of Cortez. So beautiful!
We flew by an active volcano. I don't know the name, but could see the cloud of vapor coming out the top. Pretty cool!
When we arrived, the air was hot and humid, but not as hot and humid as I had experienced in Puerto Vallarta. I was very happy about that. We took a taxi to Barra De Potosi and entered into our small "resort" called Playa De Potosi. It was ran by some lovely Canadians named Rolf and Maxine. The view of the beach was astounding. The waves were constantly in our ears. Beautiful and serene! Here is a view from the spot we would have our coffee each morning.
My first walk on the beach! Oh my, I am so used to the Pacific Ocean in Oregon that is FREEZING! I couldn't stay out of the water here, it was so warm and mild. I lived in my bathing suit and sarong during my stay here.
The pool design was unique. I loved the "beach" that gradually led you in the pool and my girls would have enjoyed the "mermaid rock". I spent so much time reading and relaxing by the pool. Just what this busy mom needed.
That evening we walked down to the town of Barra by way of the beach. We ate while the sun set and watched local fishermen catch their fish by net or by pole. The restaurants are situated right on the sand!
As we were headed back to our bungalow, we ran into this little guy. I think it was a sting ray. It looked like it had been speared.
This is a picture of the beach from our tiny oasis. Barra De Potosi is at the end of it.
I will do this trip in parts so as not to overwhelm you with pictures.
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I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball