These are some shells that we picked up along the beaches during our vacations in Mexico. We are heading back to Mexico in a few weeks for our fourth vacation. This time we are going to Ixtapa/Zihuateneho, along the Pacific coast. We have been to the Mexican Riviera and the Caribbean Ocean is lovely, but I think I prefer the Pacific Coast. The weather is just as temperate, but the ocean has a lot more personality. There are waves and currents and if you're a person who loves being in the water, as I am, then the Pacific Ocean is much more fun. The waves are big enough that you can interact with them. If snorkeling is your thing, and I like that too, there are plenty of sheltered areas where the waves are calm enough not to swamp your breathing tube. In fact, Zihauteneho has some of the best snorkeling on the Pacific coast. This may be the perfect vacation, as Mexico has not been as battered by hurricanes as it has in previous years. Here's to the perfect vacation!