Joe and I found our paradise last month. Her name is Oualidia (pronounced wuh-lidea). We had been hearing about her since last September- a quiet, clean, relaxing beach town. Perfect for kids. Not too far, great for the money and picture perfect- white buildings, blue accents.
|This pic came from the web. I would give credit, but it is posted to so many places that there is no telling where it began.|
Even though that weekend could have been our one free weekend of 5 crazy weekends in a row, we were not about to miss out on the last opportunity to go away with our sweet B family before they moved back to the States. (And Es, we obviously wanted to spend time with ya'll, too!)
So the same crew from Azrou (that's kind of catchy) headed 3 hours south for a 3 day weekend-o-fun.
I can't say that our family was at our best. Joe and I were exhausted and J was sick, I think. Maybe teething? I don't know. But he was a hot mess (except when Mary was playing with him- you're the best, girl!) However, we still had a blast and will be heading down a couple more times this summer.
|Said crew. J was so upset with the state of his life, he wouldn't even look at the camera.|
|View from condo|
|View of condos from the beach.|
|In the evenings, you go down to the beach and haggle with fishermen over the day's catch. Then they grill it up for you. It's not cheap, but it is delicious!!|
|Matt and Brent sampling the first night's dinner.|
The second night we took a boat ride to a deserted beach where the kids played while a fishermen cooked fish and lobster for us. But first, they prepared fresh oysters and moroccan salad. This was my first time tasting oysters, and I did so on a piece of bread. I can't say they complete me, but they were edible. The entire evening was absolutely wonderful. So relaxing, good food, great company. (And J was acting decent. Again, thanks Mary!)
The beach in Oualidia is nice because it is partially a lagoon, which makes it easy for the kids. Also, when the tide is out, there is a huge island sandbar with tidal pools and all manner of things to explore.
|Again, the black magic beach mat. There were 3 families on it that day. And you can see there is still room!|
|Joe's first surf lesson.|
|The surfers (and friends).|
Thanks Bs and Es for another great weekend. And Oualidia, we'll see you soon.