Gaaahhhh! You guys I missed last week’s 52 Snapshots of Life Photo Challenge post just when I was so close to the end!

As you know both Luna and I were sick last week, so I guess I can use that as an excuse. I was planning to share a few photos of my trip to Mexico, so I’ll go ahead and do that anyway.

For Thanksgiving break, I traveled to Puerto Escondido, Mexico with my boyfriend and his family. Luna had to stay behind, but don’t worry our next vacation includes her!

It was my first time in Mexico and I had a lot of fun. It was a very different experience from being home (especially since I don’t speak any Spanish) and we enjoyed a lot of delicious food.

The view from our house was absolutely beautiful! It was hard to even capture it in a photo.

View from our house in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Our vacation house in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

One of my favorite things we did was go on an Eco Tour where we got to release baby sea turtles into the Pacific Ocean, ride a boat through a lagoon, eat sausages and drink coconuts on the beach with wild dogs, and swim in bioluminescent water.

Baby sea turtles ready to swim in Puerto Escondido

Releasing baby sea turtles in Mexico

Baby sea turtles in Puerto Escondido

We also visited a local market where you could find produce, meats, and souvenirs. I just loved the colors of all the different fruit and veggies.

Fresh peppers at the market in Puerto Escondido

I loved the contrast between all the cacti and the beach scenes. It just seemed funny to me to see a plant that needs so little water growing right next to the Pacific Ocean.

Huge cacti grew in Puerto Escondido

Coastal view in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Puerto Escondido also had some of the most beautiful flowers!

Beautiful flowers in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Beautiful flowers in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

And of course, we also enjoyed sitting poolside and visiting the beach. I even went snorkeling for the first time!

Sitting poolside in Mexico

Starfish found in Mexico

Living the beach life in Mexico

Beautiful sunsets in Puerto Escondido

What are you thankful for this year?

Last week’s 52 Snapshots of Life Photo Challenge theme is THANKFUL and this post is my submission. If you’d like to see more photos from our 52 Snapshots of Life Photo Challenge, you can view them all over in my Flickr 52 Snapshots of Life photo album.

Don’t forget to visit last week’s post to learn about my PASSION and come back next week to see what on earth we do with BOKEH.

Jessica Shipman
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