#projectrodda2013 Mexican getaway

At the end of May, Dave and I took off on our very last big solo Rodda vacation before the little critter arrives.  We decided to go to Mexico for two reasons: 1, We don’t normally vacation in resorts and thought it might be a nice change (considering I wasn’t planning on doing a lot of trekking around) and 2, I had been to this area of Mexico twice before with my family and it was familiar to me.  I (surprisingly) didn’t want a vacation where I had to figure out too much about the area/culture (chalk it up to being tired and pregnant).  We ended up at the same resort in San Jose del Cabo where my brother and his wife took their honeymoon (another easy choice, so there wouldn’t be as many surprises).  Most of our time was spent reading/swimming/laying by the pool/eating.  We did do a couple things in town though…where I quickly discovered that I am a wimp when it comes to being overly hot.

Dave read three novels.  The Kobo has been good to him.

We took a sunset dinner cruise.  It was lovely, up until the very end when they decided to make it into a dance party booze cruise.  Not exactly my scene…

There was a cruise photographer who took our picture and tried to sell it to us.  Pff.  I can do better…see?  Most of our faces are in the shot. (Her picture did suck anyway…even if it had our whole bodies in the shot)

When the cruise turned into a dance party, I very much longed to be on one of these boats.

The church in downtown San Jose.

The best food we had the whole vacation.  Beautiful little sunken courtyard restaurant in San Jose called La Panga Antigua.

Chips and Salsa.  A lot was had.

2 Responses to “#projectrodda2013 Mexican getaway”

  • Jess Says:

    Gorgeous pictures!! I found your blog from TCOYF…on that journey myself :)
    I love photography as well, but am no pro like you. If you don’t mind my nosiness, what kind of lens did you use for these shots? I’m looking to purchase a new one soon. Right now, I just have a Nikon D5000 with the lens it came with, but I think I’m ready to step up my game. Thanks!

    • Courteney Rodda Says:

      Thanks Jessica! Most of these were shot with a 35mm 1.4 lens which is one of my favourites to keep on the camera for every day use. A few of the wider landscape shots were done on a 16-35mm 2.8 lens which is also a great walk around lens to have.

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