Huatulco, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love your semi-tropical climate with eternal warm winds and hot days.
I love your nine bays home to turquoise water and tropical fish.
I love your coarse sandy beaches where seashells roll to and fro with the rhythm of each wave.
I love your majestically brown mountains.
I love your spiked cacti reaching up to greet an azul sky.
I love your musical language and sensual food.
I love your beautiful people.
Mostly, I love your ¡hay no problema! way of life.
I’ve been on vacation and so have not blogged. I took a vacation from the US, my smart phone, and knitting. Yes, even knitting. I needed to rekindle an earlier love - reading. For 6 days I sat by an Infinity pool nestled between the Sierra Madre del Sur Mountains and the Pacific Ocean and just read. (See picture above.) Well, in between aquarobics, snorkeling, and walking the beach, I read. I finished Dr. Zhivago - a Russian classic I’ve longed to read. Not much to say about the book: it’s Russian and it’s a classic. Two qualities I love in a book and well worth the challenging read. I also consumed a book called The Yellow House, written by Patricia Falvey. This historical fiction novel takes place in Ireland before, during, and after World War I. As I followed the life and loves of the main character, Eileen, I learned about the history of the violence between Protestants and Catholics on that island nation and its struggle for freedom from the British. To say I was sucked in is an understatement. If you love historical fiction and a strong female character who is flawed but lovable, you must read this book!
Now on to the other aspects of my vacation. We stayed at a resort called Dreams in Huatulco, Mexico.
Huatulco is a region in the state of Oaxaca (near Guatemala) developed by the Mexican government to be a tourist destination. This was our second trip to the resort and I highly recommend it. Not many Americans have yet discovered this region. The staff speaks little English, but knows enough to meet your needs and is endlessly patient as you recall and practice your high school Spanish. The tourists at the resort are largely Mexicans, with Canadians and Americans comprising just about half. The sound of Spanish fills the pool areas and restaurants and the general attitude regarding anything you should need: it’s no problem. I think I could live there!
Here's a picture of our room at the resort.
Lastly on to knitting, since I’ve been home, I finished my Ericka Scarf. Pattern details can be found here: Ravelry.
Here's a picture of my scarf before blocking.
I’ll leave you with just a few pictures of beautiful Hautulco. Adios mi amigos ~ Christina
The girls at one of the Infinity pools overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
The ruins at Copalita, about 2000 years old!
Shelby and me all snorkeled out!
Tropical fish - underwater cameras are a blast!