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Add-a-Bird | Alligators | USS Midway | Coronado | Arizona's Red Rock State Park | Windy Point Reyes | Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona, Arizona | Grand Canyon - South Rim | Hearst Castle | Little Colorado River Overlook | Morro Bay | Lake Powell & Rainbow Bridge National Monument | Wukaki Pueblo in Wupatki National Monument | Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument | Walnut Canyon National Monument | Chiricahua National Monument | Wave Crest at Del Mar | 7197 Cedar Brook Place, Sooke, B.C., Canada | West Boulder Canyon Saddle Hike | Panning Fun | Great Basin National Park | Scots Bay & Blomidon, Nova Scotia | Muir Woods | Golden Gate Bridge | Fort Bowie National Historic Site | Tombstone | Celebrating Sixty in Lockeport | More Nova Scotia | Oriya | Around Jerome, Arizona | Alcatraz | Beechy Head Trail | First Water Trailhead to Canyon Cove Trail | Piestewa Peak Climb | Massacre Grounds Trail | Treasure Loop to Massacre Grounds Hike | Goldfield Ghost Town | Riparian Preserve | Bryce Canyon National Park Revisited: Chapter 1 | Bryce Canyon National Park Revisited: Chapter 2 | Bryce Canyon National Park Revisited: Chapter 3 | Bryce Canyon National Park Revisited: Chapter 4 | Bryce Canyon National Park Revisited: Chapter 5 | The Clockmaker's Inn | Brig - Our New Home | Finnerty Gardens | Iron Mine Bay Trail | Thetis Lake Two Lake Loop Trail | Matheson Lake Trail | Orveas Bay Resort | Mt. Wells Trail Hike | Some of Sidney's Waterfront | Mt. Work Trail Hike | Hikes Everywhere | Durrance Lake Trail | Henderson Park & University of Victoria Alumni Trail | Mt. Tolmie | Sedona's Downtown | Yukon Days | In Box | Dreamland | All Shadows | Peggy's Cove | Europe 2003 | China in Costume | Family & Friends | Cesky Krumlov: Chapter 1 | Cesky Krumlov: Chapter 2 | Cesky Krumlov: Chapter 3 | Cesky Krumlov: Chapter 4 | Cesky Krumlov: Chapter 5 | Cesky Krumlov: Chapter 6 | Cesky Krumlov: Chapter 7 | Cesky Krumlov: Chapter 8 | Cesky Krumlov: Chapter 9 | Cesky Krumlov: Chapter 10 | Southern Vancouver Island Hikes: Chapter 1 | Southern Vancouver Island Hikes: Chapter 2 | Southern Vancouver Island Hikes: Chapter 3 - Mt. Finlayson | Mystic Vale | Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary | Gowlland Tod Provincial Park | Gowlland Tod Provincial Park: McKenzie Bight Trail: Chapter 1 | Gowlland Tod Provincial Park: McKenzie Bight Trail: Chapter 2 | Colquitz River Trail | Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park | Mt. Douglas Park: Chapter 1 | Mt. Douglas Park: Chapter 2 | John Dean Provincial Park Hike 1 | John Dean Provincial Park 2 - Slektain/Montfort Trails | John Dean Provincial Park 3 | The Casa Grande Ruins | Sandy & Diane on the Apache Trail | San Diego Botanical Garden | Imagine... the wolves | Arches National Park Revisited | Arizona Hikes and Drives - Chapter 1 | Arizona Hikes and Drives - Chapter 2 | Arizona Hikes and Drives - Chapter 3 | Arizona Hikes and Drives - Chapter 4 | Arizona Hikes and Drives - Chapter 5 | Arizona Hikes and Drives - Chapter 6 - Hackberry Springs Trail | Arizona Hikes & Drives - Chapter 7: Peralta Trailhead to First Water Trailhead | Arizona Hikes and Drives - Chapter 8 - Picacho Peak | Arizona Hikes and Drives - Chapter 9 - Flatiron Climb | Sandy & Diane's Arizona Hike | Wednesdays | Chainsaw Carving - Soper Originals | Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Chapter 1 | Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Chapter 2 | Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Chapter 3 | Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Chapter 4 | Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Chapter 5 | Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Chapter 6 | Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Chapter 7 | Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Chapter 8 | Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Chapter 9 | Boyce Thompson Arboretum - Chapter 10 | Joshua Tree National Park: Chapter 1 | Joshua Tree National Park: Chapter 2 | Budapest, City on the Danube - Chapter 1 | Budapest, City on the Danube - Chapter 2 | Budapest, City on the Danube - Chapter 3 | Budapest, City on the Danube - Chapter 4 | Budapest, City on the Danube - Chapter 5 | Budapest, City on the Danube - Chapter 6 | Budapest, City on the Danube - Chapter 7 | Budapest, City on the Danube - Chapter 8 | Budapest, City on the Danube - Chapter 9 | Budapest, City on the Danube - Chapter 10 | Scottsdale Camelback Resort | Budapest Market - Chapter 1 | Budapest Market - Chapter 2 | St. Stephen's Basilica - Budapest | Szentendre, Hungary | Danube Bend | Prague: On the Street - Chapter 1 | Prague: On the Street - Chapter 2 | Prague: On the Street - Chapter 3 | Prague: On the Street - Chapter 4 | Prague: On the Street - Chapter 5 | Prague: On the Street - Chapter 6 | Prague: On the Street - Chapter 7 | Prague: On the Street - Chapter 8 | Prague: On the Street - Chapter 9 | Prague: On the Street - Chapter 10 | Prague's Vysehrad | Prague: On the Vlatava River - Chapter 1 | Prague: On the Vlatava River - Chapter 2 | Prague: On the Vlatava River - Chapter 3 | Prague Nights | John Lennon Wall | Campgrounds & RVing | At Large In The West | Zihuatanejo: Celebrating the Revolution | Our Ixtapa | Jenny | Selecting the Shots | Dawson City, Yukon | Dawson City Revisited | Top of the World Highway | Hodgepodge | Some Old Ones | America West | On The Water | Grand Canyon Odyssey | Peggy's Cove Revisited | Canadian Patrol | Algonquin Park | Searching for Autumn | At Large in the Adirondacks | Footloose in Nova Scotia | Mauch Chunk (Jim Thorpe) | Pete & Carol's Great Western Adventure Gallery | Just Bumming Around | Kamloops Country | Christmas Time at Heather's | Mesa Verde National Park | Monument Valley | Canyon de Chelley | The Hector | Canyonlands | Arches | Utah 24 | Bryce Canyon | Zion National Park | Ni Hao Friends | Feng Du, the Ghost City | Beijing, the Northern Capital | Shanghai, Window on the World | China's Haunting Guilin | China at Work | Lesser Three Gorges | Winding Li River | Ancient Xi'an | Along the Mighty Yangtze | September in China | Moscow Armoury Museum | Russian Folk | MokiMac | Nakusp | Montana Treasures | Puppies, Puppies, Puppies | The Cabin | Thomas Spence | Travelbug, Our 2002 (2003 Model) Chinook Premier 2100 Motorhome

Our Ixtapa

As our Mexican destination of choice for the fourth of five visits, and with bookings again next year, it was time to post a few shots of this lovely community… the tourist twin of beautiful Zihuatanejo just a brief bus or taxi ride away.

This lush and relaxed tourist destination is slower and quieter than others elsewhere in Mexico, but offers many of the same activities on a smaller scale… and is a popular destination of Mexicans from the rest of the country, along with those of us from elsewhere, seeking sun, scenery and oceanfront relaxation.
Takin' It Slow
Takin' It Slow
As the Day Ends
As the Day Ends
Ixtapa Beach
Ixtapa Beach
Filters
Filters
Treasure
Treasure
Towelling Off
Towelling Off
Low Tide
Low Tide
Last to Leave
Last to Leave
Ixtapa Bay
Ixtapa Bay
A Whimbrel Mining the Surf
A Whimbrel Mining the Surf
The Net
The Net
Surf Fishing
Surf Fishing
Going Home
Going Home
Froth & Fish
Froth & Fish
Moments
Moments
Palm Beach
Palm Beach
The Surf
The Surf
Park Royal Ixtapa
Park Royal Ixtapa
The Royal Holidays Crew
The Royal Holidays Crew
The View North
The View North
The View South
The View South
Neighbours
Neighbours
View from the Room
View from the Room
Pooling
Pooling
Pool or Beach or Parasailing
Pool or Beach or Parasailing
Parking
Parking
Our Park Royal Room
Our Park Royal Room
Window on the Ocean
Window on the Ocean
Home for the Holidays
Home for the Holidays
At Rest
At Rest
Booked on the Balcony
Booked on the Balcony
The Royal Holidays Crew Again
The Royal Holidays Crew Again
Katrina & Sheila
Katrina & Sheila
Hotel Emporio
Hotel Emporio
Deb Relaxing
Deb Relaxing
Dining by the Pool
Dining by the Pool
Last Reading Light
Last Reading Light
Readying the Day
Readying the Day
The Pool at Emporio Hotel
The Pool at Emporio Hotel
Endings
Endings