Sunday, January 23, 2011

Kookaburra sits on an old gum tree.....

We are home from a one week vacation to Acapulco, thanks to Dave's cousin, Chip, for inviting us! But wait, aren't kookaburra's from Australia, you ask? Well, of course they are! Yet, here in Acapulco, Mexico, we had an expensive dinner at Kookaburra's restaurant and they had 3 of these big birds in a cage.

Isn't he cute!
Chip, Pris, Bob, Me, Dave, Janet, Vonda and Dave
Very pricey dinner, bottled water of course, FABULOUS VIEW with NO glass window to look through! The view was really spectacular when the sun was setting.

We saw 12 of these traveling in a row the opposite direction from us and ALL had their semi-automatic rifles drawn! Just a bit unnerving. The drug wars are a concern and evidently there was an election happening in a couple of days and that might be why they were out in force.
This is part of the view from our deck. 

And here is the view to the left.

This is another view from our deck of the huge pool and the smaller (and warmer) one up and on the right side.

We ate many of our meals at this poolside restaurant. Food was OK but expensive. Must be because of the location. Tourism is down in Mexico because of the drug killings, so maybe they should think about lowering some prices!

This is the town of Puerto Marquez. Shops on the left and eating spots on the right, opening to the beach.

Five of us went for a 5 hour sightseeing, swimming, fishing adventure in this boat, with local fellow, Victor, as our guide.

Torre Blanca is where we stayed. We were in the right tower, with the best views! To the left is the town of Puerto Marquez.

We were lucky in that we saw whales breeching the water and dolphins swimming next to our boat. That usually doesn't happen when Victor takes people out, so we felt very fortunate!

We saw all sorts of houses and condominiums built in precarious places. Good thing they don't have lots of earthquakes in Acapulco!
Here are those crazy cliff divers!

Doesn't this look inviting?

All in all, it was a wonderfully relaxing week!


Robin said...

What a gorgeous location! Glad you had a good trip!

Shar said...

Looks so pretty....and WARM (says she who is wearing wool sox AGAIN).