Friday, December 30, 2011

Acapulco Bluff Scene

     This morning I received a phone call from my youngest grandchild, Miss Milena, age 7. She asks me, "Grandma, where did you swim with the dolphins?" Well, I knew that Zihuantanejo was going to be too much for her (lol - I had to look up the spelling); so, I said, "Ixtapa" which is where we ported and drove to Zihuantanejo. She asked how to spell it and then said, "I am going to ask Mom to let me swim with the dolphins for my birthday." [So sweet.] I told her that there were other places in the U.S. she could swim with the dolphins to look at the map for Florida and California. 
     The conversation had me reviewing some of the photos from my first and only cruise, a nine-day trip through the Mexican Riviera. What a wonderful memory with great friends. And, the photo today was taken in Acapulco from the balcony where we ate. I must be dreaming of warm weather. Enjoy.

Acapulco, Mexico
Bluff Scene
[Click on photo for more detail; it is really lovely.]



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19 comments:

polkadotpeticoat said...

Happy New Year!! I'll be so ready for coffee or tea as soon as I get my brood back to school....Have a wonderful evening, I'll be playing cards with the kids....you have to watch them they cheat and they learned it from their mother!!!

smiles, Sharon said...

What a sweet granddaughter to want to do what her Grammy has done....the best part of grandparenthood!

Joanne Huffman said...

My daughters swam with the dolphins when they were about that age. Great photo of Acapulco.

Jeanne said...

Oh Karen! I love this picture! Makes me want to go there, and I'll bet the you would really like to be there. weather and all...... Are you anywhere near that 18 feet of snow?? This photo though is really wonderful,

Kaylene said...

A wonderful subject and treatment.

Terrie said...

Beautiful shot - well composed and the subtle textures just added to it!

Linneas Atelje photography said...

What a fantastic view, beautiful old house.

Nadege, said...

I would love to swim with the dolphins too.
Wonderful image, great edit.

Rosie said...

That's a superb photo Karen... and I'd so love to see it in real life!
Swimming with dolphins, eh? How wonderful. *sighs*

Carole Meisenhelter said...

oh what a view, a special photograph!

Phyllis said...

Hi Karen. I would love to be in your photo in Acupolco. I bet Alaska doesn't look anything like this photograph..especially now. Here in Massachusetts the tv news coverage was showing photos from the 18 feet of snow dumped on Alaska! Hope some warm sunshine is peeking through for you.

Phyllis said...

Hi again - you must have been posting a comment to me on my blog while I was posting a comment to you on your blog! - smile

DebC said...

I, too, dream of warm weather!
This is a wonderful photo, a place where imagination runs free.

Teresa said...

What a beautiful image . . .lovely work. Teresa x

Carola Bartz said...

You have such a sweet granddaughter, Karen! I hope she gets her wish and can swim with the dolphins.
Your photo is beautiful - it actually makes me want to go to Mexico. I love the mellow colors, well, the entire impression to me is mellow which is really nice. I like it a lot.

Ida said...

Lovely scene in Acapulco that you've captured here. Nice subtle use of both textures,give this a dreamy quality. Swimming with dolhpins would be amazing anywhere.

Liz said...

It looks like an absolutely beautiful place to visit!

Judy Reynolds said...

Sweet story! Hopefully some birthday will find Milena swimming with the dolphins.

Marilyn said...

Karen, what a gorgeous building - must have been a wonderful view. I'm longing for warmer weather myself even though I live in a much warmer climate!