Christmas in Mexico

Hey friends!

So I fiiiiiinnnnally got around to editing my pictures from my trip to Ensenada, Mexico over Christmas (because better late than never, amirite?). My parents moved there at the beginning of last year to experience some adventure in their retirement, or "re-fire-ment" as they like to call it (da-dum-tsss). Major puns aside, it's been an interesting journey for them, moving to a new country, attempting to make friends and learn a new language in the process. I was really lucky to be able to spend some time there, especially over the holidays when what's familiar is so far away. I thought I'd share some of my favorite images from that trip.

Ensenada is a beautiful city, about 2 1/2 hours south of San Diego, California. It sits right on the ocean, surrounded by mountains and greenery. It was certainly one of the more memorable trips I've ever taken and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is considering traveling there.

City view - whoo!

City view - whoo!

Hey friend!

Hey friend!

I was ecstatic!! I love this stuff.

I was ecstatic!! I love this stuff.

No bad days allowed, I guess

No bad days allowed, I guess

Beautiful sunsets

Beautiful sunsets

My dad looking at the city on Christmas morning

My dad looking at the city on Christmas morning

And of course, I can't visit a new city without checking out the fabric stores there. I'm not sure where the fabric and garments were made (my Spanish is muy terrible), but it was fun to look around.

My step-mom showcasing the mounds of fabric

My step-mom showcasing the mounds of fabric

Clothing stores in Mexico

Clothing stores in Mexico

There were so many street shops like this one, selling clothing of all sizes. Mostly to tourists, I think. I loved the overlapping colors and textures. I did end up buying a little bit of fabric but I'm not sure what I'll make with it yet. Who knows, I'll probably figure it out by next Christmas ;-). Buying fabric or some small piece of jewelry is my favorite souvenir from any trip. It becomes a beautiful, wearable memory of that unique experience in my life.

Have you ever bought fabric in another country? What kinds of souvenirs do you like to bring home from trips?