Sunday, January 10, 2010

Trip to Mexico

We are back from our trip to Casa Lagarto, Platanitos Mexico for Christmas and it was fantastic. We had a wonderful, relaxing visit. The kids love seeing their Honey and Papa and Auntie and Tio. Sophie has Tio right were she wants him, around her little finger. The boys are Auntie's favorites for sure. They are the three amigos. I got to relax and read an entire novel while listening to the ocean and enjoying the perfect weather. We didn't need to turn on the AC once. The best part for me was having food made for us daily and not having to worry if it was safe for us to eat. My parent's have an amazing house keeper that cooks all the meals using fresh, local ingredients. Gluten is not a big worry for us aside for the flour tortillas she puts on the table, and cheese is rare there. Most of the ingredients are local meat, local farm fresh eggs, local fresh vegetables and my favorite fresh squeezed orange juice. I brought some Bob's Red Mill All Purpose Flour and xantham gum as well and taught the house keeper how to make the gluten free "flour" tortillas from my previous post. I can't decide what my favorite thing about going to Mexico is, the beauty or not having to cook.

Here are a few pictures of our trip. If anyone is ever interested in an amazing trip, even on a gluten free, dairy free diet, Casa Lagarto is a great choice.

The boys were able to enjoy going jet-skiing on Papa's new jet-skis. Connor was a little timid about the speed but he had a good time with his aunt on them anyway. We also were able to participate in the release of baby turtles into the ocean. It was very educational for the kids as well as very memorable. We spent a lot of time in the sand and sun on the beach of Platanitos. Since we spent Christmas in Mexico, we decided to participate in a tradition of Mexico, piƱatas. The kids took turns hitting the eggs filled with candy.

It was a great trip I would recommend to anyone.

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