Feliz Navidad

We have had a wonderful few days. It feels like it has been Christmas everyday. The girls are changing daily. They keep coming back to us on the beach. Today was my first beach walk with them in two weeks( photos next post ). We were able to leave them alone for two hours on the 24th when Colin took me in for physio and they never even barked. He was watching them thru the nanny cam that we have. Today we went out delivering Christmas cards and a tiny gift to all here in the park and the girls sat and watched us walk around the park. They only barked 2 -3 times. The best news of all is the my knee is much better, I only have the occasional twinges of pain. Life is so good that we have been living in the moment of every minute of each day. I have so many photos to share but perhaps just a few days at a time. This will be the first time that I haven’t done a formal annual Christmas photo but the season is just beginning.

On Friday December 23rd, Santa Drew ( rv park 2 ) visited the entire Isla on his sleigh and with all his helpers delivered 750 bags of candy to the children.

Santa even drove his sleigh down the beach handing out his goodies.

Later Friday evening ( 23rd ) we hosted our first annual Christmas dinner for the RV Park since Covid began. We were here on the Isla last winter but keeping our distance from everyone as Covid numbers were very high in Mazatlan. So it was fun to be planning the evening again.

Frederico aka Fred, a BC Ferry Captain, was my official photographer of the evening as well as pumping out the Christmas tunes.

Some happy campers, Kathleen, Darwin, Audrey, Dave, Patricia and Dan.

Dianne manning her margarita table. She very generously made custom margaritas of all flavours all evening long.

Patrica, Dan and Karen in front of the colourful sunset.

Karen and Colin figuring out the Raid mosquito coils.

We even got to sit with our 22 plus guests and enjoy the gourmet Christmas dinner that everyone contributed to.

Once dinner was over Santa and Rudolph flew in for some fun.

Time for a few Santa jokes.

Rudolph had several jobs but one of the most important was to keep Santa’s hair in place.

Santa handed out some fancy party hats while Rudolph checked the list as to who got candy based on how naughty or nice they had been. It didn’t take too long to figure out that Rudolph liked to give out extra candy to those on the naughty list!

Dianne, Rudolph aka Fernanda aka Ferne, Kelly and moi!

Kelly and Frederico.  Everyone went home with a smile and hopefully a happy heart. A good time was had by all – especially Santa.


This post is full of larger photos and much smaller ones but I had to go though dozens of photos shared from about six photographers. I hope that you prefer to get a mixed up post rather than none.

Special thank to Dallas and his crew….

Merry Christmas to you all and thank you for staying with me all these years. Cheers to many more posts in our future.



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22 thoughts on “Feliz Navidad

  1. Federico Wicks says:

    Beautiful time on the Isla with beautiful friends

    1. Thank you for being such a huge part of our lives this winter. Many many more to come.

  2. Cindy says:

    Feliz Navidad looks like a great time!

    1. Mexico is great and soon you will be here.

  3. Jannose says:

    So glad to see you are feeling better and are able to get out and about. Your Christmas party looked like lots of fun. Friends are the best!

    1. So true friends are the best as are you and Colin.

  4. Nancy Hodgson says:

    Sorry we didn’t make your party
    Randy actually came down with a head cold , so we made the right choice
    Hopefully next year
    Feliz Navidad
    Feliz ano nuevo

    1. For certain next year. See you soon.

  5. Sandie Dixon says:

    Sounds like a perfect Christmas time. So much better than last year. Wishing you. Colin, and the twins a fantastic 2023.

    1. Thank you my friend,

  6. Linda and Russell says:

    Feliz navidad 🎄 glad you’re enjoying life on the Isla!

    1. The same to you. I do hope that we can catch up one day.

  7. Lucy says:

    Contessa, glad you have @ wonderful Christmas time; we are ok in Southern California-weather wise- but from Oregon, further North & Eastern US & Canada the weather is a terror 😰. Keep on having fun & enjoying paradise next to the girls. Saludos, U guys surely are at the right place, nice, warm & sunny. Feliz año nuevo.

    1. I think that we did pretty well for ourselves.

  8. Karen says:

    Feliz Ano Nuevo! Hermosas fotos!Nuestro amor para
    Karen & Dave

  9. Pauline Watson says:

    Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!! 🙂

    1. You and your family as well.

  10. Maxx Trails says:

    A blog full of happy news, your knee if feeling better which is wonderful and the party sounded like a lot of fun. I’m glad you had a great Christmas, you both deserve it!

    1. Thank you, it was quiet that’s for sure.

  11. MARILYN ROSE says:

    Wow. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas celebration. We loved our Mexican Christmas. We had a potluck dinner followed by dancing til almost midnight. The latest I’ve stayed up in a while. Practicing for New Year’s Eve. A whole group of us are going out for dinner and dancing and fireworks at midnight so hopefully I can’t last til then.
    So Glad to hear your knee is better and that the dogs are adjusting! Lea loves it here…she wonders around our yard now & we have to keep an eye on her as she just keeps going wherever her nose takes her. Delightful to see!

    Love the RV park. Great people here but miss you guys for sure and the ocean view, although I do love the pool.

    See you in a couple months. Time is certainly flying by. Until then. Take care!!!

    1. You have been having a super first Christmas in Mexico, happy for you all. See you when we see you.

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