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Happy Friday! A little chit chat today about my trip to Rocky Point Mexico with the family for Spring Break :)

Rocky Point Mexico

A month or so ago, some of our neighbors and friends invited us to Rocky Point for Spring Break.  I have to say, I have grown up in AZ most of my life and have never been to Mexico.  It’s only a 4 hour drive too!  After some discussing back and forth, we decided, why not, lets try it out this year.

I’m pretty sure, you’ll see by the photos, we had the best time.  I was definitely skeptical and  a little nervous being out of the country with the kids, but are so glad we went. We’ll be making this a tradition every year.

Rocky Point Mexico

We stayed at Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort.  If you check out VRBO, you can search through and find condos to choose from.  The view from the rooms is amazing!
Rocky Point Mexico

We had so much fun beach time with the kids and friends.  The beach is much different that the CA beaches I’m used to.  There are no waves that roll in, however they have banana boat rides and jet ski’s for rent.  I could not get enough of the vendors that walk the beach and sell their goods.  My favorite was the jewelry vendors selling gorgeous silver and turquoise pieces.  Too much fun!

Rocky Point Mexico

One of our favorite daily treats was the mango on a stick.  The boys got theirs plain, but they come with fresh lime and chile seasoning.  Literally to die for!  I’m so making these at home.  We had some of the best homemade tamales on the beach too.  The best part is you don’t have to go anywhere.  The vendors walk the beach most of the day.

Rocky Point Mexico

I’ve got to practice my knife skills, lol!  This baby is so good.

Rocky Point Mexico

My neighbors and friends :)  We tried some amazing Mexican restaurants every night.  Pollo Lucas was our favorite….with Thrify Ice Cream every night.  So much fun cruising the town with these ladies and their families.

Rocky Point Mexico

Hands down my favorite treat of the trip were these homemade churros from Choya or Cholla Mall (I saw it spelled both ways).  It was less than 5 minutes from where we were staying.  Crispy yet custardy in the centers with cinnamon and sugar.  Wish I could get these everyday….well it’s probably best I’ll only have access to them once a year, lol!

Rocky Point Mexico

Such a fun adventure with my little family.  My boys will always remember this vacation.  We can’t wait to go back next year.

Our tips for visiting Rocky Point Mexico with your family:

It’s helpful to go with a group of people who have been before.  I can’t say we’d ever go with just our family alone.

Don’t forget to plan for passports.  If you are driving, the kids 16 and under will need original copies of birth certificates.

Bring your own bottled water, we didn’t drink their water just to be safe.

Bring lots of cash in small bills.  It was a bit of a pain to get money from the bank there.

Bring plenty of snacks from home for your room and beach.

Dental floss in your bag for all of the mangoes you’ll eat :)

Obvious things like keep your car doors locked while you’re out and don’t leave valuables inside.

I’m sure I’ll add to this list as I think of more tips!

…not a sponsored post, just wanted to share our first experience in Rocky Point :)

Have a great weekend!

See you Monday with a new recipe!


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So excited to share my trip to Walt Disney World with you! I always love going to Food Blog Forum!

Walt Disney World

Felt like a little girl so excited crossing the Magic Kingdom welcome on the Magic Express!

Walt Disney World

The Grand Floridian is so beautiful.  Love the Mickey Shaped towels waiting for us :)  My flight got in late in the afternoon, so I had 5 minutes to change and get myself to our first dinner reception.  It was at the Four Seasons.  They did a beautiful job for us.

Walt Disney World

After dinner we made our way over to Magic Kingdom!  Can’t get over how massive Cinderella’s castle is in Orlando.  Our Disneyland one is beautiful, but doesn’t come close to this baby!

Walt Disney World

We rode some fun rides and of course stopped to get some churros!!  Left: Angie, Amanda, Leslie and me :)

Walt Disney World

The next morning we listened to the talented and inspiring Food Blog Forum speakers.  Loved all of the colorful Tieks we had on!

Walt Disney World

We had the most amazing lunch at California Grill prepared by what seemed like dozens of Disney Chefs throughout the parks.  Each station had gorgeous plates ready for us.  It was wonderful!!  Photo, Left: Kristan, Shelly, Amanda, me :)

Walt Disney World

This dessert!!  No words.  Decadent chocolate mousse was out of this world.

Walt Disney World

A few of us went back to Magic Kingdom after our last session with Food Blog Forum.  It was rainy, but beautiful!

Walt Disney World

Passed by the colorful Electrical Parade.  Love it!

Walt Disney World

On our way out stopped for ice cream.  Not sure mine was big enough, lol!

Walt Disney World

Last Sunday we had all day to just play at the parks.  We started with Mickey Waffles for breakfast of course, lol!

Walt Disney World

First stop was Hollywood Studios and…..Tower of Terror.  Oh my goodness this ride is beyond terrifying.  Looks like I’m laughing but I’m screaming beyond bloody murder, ha!

Walt Disney World

We rode some more rides and stopped for this cutest Mickey Macaron!  Had to wear my Mustard Yellow Tieks to match Minnie.  Ha!

Walt Disney World

It was off to Epcot Center!  We were ready for some good eats around the countries and Soarin’ over California….my favorite ride ever!

Walt Disney World

Couldn’t get over the amazing plant displays they had through the park.  Love!!

Walt Disney World

 One of my favorite stops is always Werther’s Caramel Bakery in Germany!!  I mean look at these cookies!

Walt Disney World

We had soon much fun at Epcot.  Lots of snacking, lots of laughs and so many fun memories.  Photo, Left: Christie, Angie, Kristan, Shelly, Me and Amanda.

Walt Disney World

We celebrated Lindsay from Love and Olive Oil birthday late that night at Les Chefs De France.  We ran back to the monorail with literally no one else in Epcot.  It was pretty awesome.

Huge thanks to Julie, Lindsay, Jaden, Scott, Diane, Todd and the wonderful folks at Disney for all of their hard work to make this event happen.  It is one of my favorite events to attend by far.  So many great memories made.  Can’t wait to go back!


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