Sunday, November 30, 2008

Acapulco for Thanksgiving

Bill's parents were so wonderful to take us down to Acapulco for Thanksgiving this year along with the rest of the Shannon Family: Del (Bill's older brother), Beth, Alex, and Meghan; Christy (Bill's younger sister), Tim, Reagan, and Lincoln. It was so good the see the nieces and nephews, and how much they've grown- especially Alex and Meghan who are both teens now! It was good to spend sometime with the sisters and brothers-in-law as well. They were so wonderful and we had a little baby shower down there for the new baby Shannon. I'm finally starting to look really pregnant now (as you'll see in the pictures). The food was wonderful and it was so nice to have a lot of sleep time and relaxation. The only decision we had to make were what we were going to eat and whether we were going to the beach or pool.

Some of the highlights were being able to release baby sea turtles into the ocean. I thought were were just going to watch them be released, but when we got to the beach there was a female turtle laying her eggs. Then after she was done she turned to the ocean and headed out. The sea turtle conservation people then go and dig up the eggs, put them in an incubation hut. When they hatch they are put into tanks and eventually released into the ocean. Since there were only about 20 people on the beach for this, they let us each take a baby sea turtle in our hands and we all stood in a line facing the ocean and released the turtles. We spent a good hour herding the turtles in the right direction because they get confused with the resort lights. I think the adults had just as much fun as the kids.

We also got the opportunity to go into downtown Acapulco and do some shopping and see the famous cliff divers. We ate dinner at this restaurant called La Pearla that is built into the cliff side and every table has a view of the cliff divers. They were diving from 80-115 ft up and had to wait for the waves to bring the water up to at least 13 ft before they could jump. It was amazing. We got some great deals shopping as well.

We actually had a Thanksgiving dinner as well, with turkey and cranberries and mashed potatoes, there was definitely a tropical flair to it. It was wonderful to have everyone together. We had a very happy Thanksgiving.


the four of us said...

danielle, you look beautiful and glowy. i'm so excited for you!! let me know if you want belly photos when i'm in town in february... :)

.crystal.b. said...

Your baby bump makes me smile!!!

Looks like y'all had a blast!!