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Puerta Vallarta -The Video

Recently, we took a family trip out to the Pacific coast to Puerta Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta (meaning NEW Vallarta, and is a 20 minute ride north).

We  originally planned on going for just a week  of April 30th – May 7th to a resort called Paradise Village. (If you know Alison Rostron, you have to click that link. Look at the operator in the top right corner, doesn’t that look just like Ali?  )

We heard it was a great place.  It’s a timeshare place, so the best way to visit is to either trade your timeshare to come here, or buy a get-a-way from Interval International. The resort was excellent. They had 2 tigers at the hotel, a bunch of parrots, multiple pools, etc… Despite the 6 hour “S” curve, up the mountain, down the mountain CRAZY drive.  We all want to go back again. 🙂

Our friends the Ronans were going to Puerta Vallarta the previous week, so we went and tacked on 3 extra nights and met up with them the middle of their week.  We stayed at a nice condo in a very nice Holiday Inn.  (Hats off to Jeff at SelectVR.com who went the extra mile to help us get what wee needed last minute!) The pictures you see in the beginning of the bay and mountains and the fireworks were all taken from the balcony of this condo!

The fireworks you see at the end of the video below, started exactly as we walked into the room one night. Listen to Selena keep talking about Disney World. It’s so cute.  🙂

During the journey you see lots of interesting things. The bluish plants you see are agave plants used to make tequila.  At times you do see truckloads of armed soldiers cruising down the highways, trying to keep things safe.

So even before we took this trip, Camille wanted to make a slide show of the pictures we’d be taking during this trip. She even spent a bunch of time finding the right background music.

It’s a great way to see some of the fun we had on this trip.

So if after the video you have any questions or comments, or just want to tell Camille that all those nights she stayed up late toiling over her computer making that video was worthwhile, leave a comment below  🙂


Note: This video has a HD (HighDef) version. First click the full screen button and choose 720p for the best viewing experience.  If it keeps getting choppy, press the pause button and give YouTube a chance to download and buffer more.

{ 10 comments… add one }
  • admin May 28, 2011, 8:19 pm

    Great job on the video. 🙂

  • Jill May 28, 2011, 8:46 pm

    I found that my cheeks were hurting watching this because I was smiling non-stop throughout the whole slide show. Guess I’m not used to that! Ha! Great job on the video and I felt like I needed a margarita or shot of tequila with that music. I always wanted to check that place out and feel as if I’ve been there now. Thanks for sharing!

  • Jessica May 28, 2011, 10:28 pm

    As always Cam you made us feel like we were there 🙂 Wish we were! Looks like you all had a wonderful time and it was great to see how brave the kiddos are getting!!! And I know I say this every other post but I just can’t get over how grown-up and handsome Austin is getting and how gorgeous Yaya and Ginger Kitty are. And of course you and Mikee look as beautiful and handsome as ever. Love you all! Love me and Scott 🙂

  • DAD May 29, 2011, 8:13 am

    Good job on the video.

  • Elly May 29, 2011, 4:22 pm

    Thanks so much for the video…you did a great job, Camille!
    It made me feel like I was there.All you guys look great.. : )

  • Rhonda May 29, 2011, 9:11 pm

    Love all the smiles and grins~ seems you’re in your element! Great video!

    the 3 Mercers

  • sue ann May 30, 2011, 9:01 am

    Thanks for sharing and helping us stay part of your lives. Austin is looking all grown up, India looks awesome in a cowboy (cowgirl) hat, Selena is the cutest gatita ever. Glad to see Mike & Cami looking so happy as well.

  • Rebecca and George Duarte May 31, 2011, 8:58 am

    Love the video looks like where I want to be right now, Can I just say too the picture of you and mikee on the beach is just beautiful you guys looks so Happy. Thanks for all your hard work on the blog its makes us feel that we are there with you and enjoying all your fun too.

  • Joan and Mike Dacey June 14, 2011, 4:10 pm

    Absolutely FABULOUS!!
    You are very special people to create such wonderful entertainment, stories, pictures,
    although we only met you briefly, we are thoroughly enjoying your sharing of an area we love.
    We are learning alot which we didn’t know which is cool.
    Thank you for taking the time to do this. You and your family are amazingly photogenic.
    Hope we cross paths again when we are in MX. You made us wish we were on the plane tomorrow!! Keep having FUN!

  • Lauren, Frank, Brianna and Braeden June 15, 2011, 3:05 pm

    Hi guys how was your vacation? The pools were AWESOME! Hi Austin, and your sisters, forgot their names sorry?

    love Brianna Bisbano

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