Puerto Escondido, January 17-19, 2013

January 17, 2013

Puerto Music Fest at the Split Coconut on the beach – three bands playing Led Zepellin and Rolling Stones to Rockabilly.  It was very interesting (and amusing!) to hear American songs sung by Mexicans…. 🙂



Puerto Music Fest

Puerto Music Fest

January 18, 2013

We were enjoying breakfast this morning when a 4.8 earthquake hit – centered about 30 miles away.  It was very short, but most of the people in the restaurant were half way out of the building in the first 5 seconds.  I am so glad we weren’t in our hotel – our room is directly under the swimming pool!

This has been a week of lazy days enjoying the beach, napping and eating at the numerous restaurants on the beach….

view from our table at lunch

view from our table at lunch

coca cola

coca cola con hielo – with ice!

ice cream

ice cream on the sand

Sitting at our table, different people came by selling their wares…. hard way to make a living!

purse? bag?

Mixtec indian selling her wares – purse? bag?



Puerto Angelina

Playa Marinero

Puerto Angelina

Playa Marinero

Just north of Zicatela

Playa Marinero – Just north of Zicatela BEach



There are just two or three English channels on tv….  watching Aljazeera News from London is interesting, especially when Jared is the newscaster – ha ha!

Jared on Aljazeera News

Jared on Aljazeera News – sort of 🙂

January 19, 2013


Zicatela Beach

Running on this beach every morning has been so good…. as I ran this morning, I noticed all the footprints of other people walking and running along the beach.  Everyone seems to walk in the same pathway, churning up the sand – but then the waves come and the footprints disappear, leaving a perfect beautiful sandy beach.  Isn’t that just like what Jesus does with our sin?  Our lives get all churned up with sin and when we turn to Him, He washes it all away…. completely!






Today, we went back to Dr. Jesus to get our crowns – he did a great job, all for about 1/4 the cost in the U.S.

Dr. Jesus - our dentist

Dr. Jesus – our dentist0

Then back to the mercado today…..

getting a haircut for $2.32

getting a haircut for $2.32 in the mercado


We found El Pollo Loco!  Two very motivated women, Sherry and Maria, spent time in the US – working and saving their money – and returned to Mexico to buy this property, build this building and open their own restaurant in one section, renting out the other spaces. Their restaurant has been open only two months.  The food was delicious and their kitchen was so neat and clean.  We enjoyed eating in their restaurant two different times.  Such precious ladies!  🙂

Sherry and Maria - El Pollo Loco

Sherry and Maria – El Pollo Loco

El Pollo Loco

El Pollo Loco

El Pollo Loco

El Pollo Loco

Dinner by candlelight <3

Dinner by candlelight ❤

nice haircut1

nice haircut!


Sunset on Playa MarineloSunset on Playa Marinelo




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3 Responses to Puerto Escondido, January 17-19, 2013

  1. Doug and Karen says:

    these pictures are awesome !!! loved the waves washing away our sins !!!! I can’t wait until we can be running partners again !! Love you guys and keeping you in our prayers !!! Doug loves me so much….. he took me to an all-breed DOG SHOW yesterday !!! Quite the sacrifice on his part…. it was in Ventura !!!! So sorry you weren’t there Scott !!! I know you would have loved it !!! hahahahaha !!!

  2. Doug and Karen says:

    I forgot to tell you this…. close to 1500 DOGS !!! We had so much fun…. I obviously was in heaven !!!! You name a “kind of dog”…. and I probably petted it yesterday !!!! :o) love you guys !! Oh yeah… Praise the LORD !!!! … Meghann got a full-time job !!! She is so excited !!!

  3. Mary says:

    Looks like you are having so much fun! Miss you!!!

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