Puerto Vallarta - June, 2007

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Introduction note (by Joe): Christine and I joined my family for another Lustik Reunion, this time in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The entire Lustik family regularly meets every couple years or so for a week long gathering. We were nineteen strong with the addition of Jill, Benjamin's girlfriend. My parents (Ron & Marilyn) rented a spectacular villa in the hillside community of Conchas Chinas. Casa Angela is a fully staffed villa built into the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It was a wonderful location to reunite with my family.

The Lustik Family

seated: Carmen, Marilyn (Mom), Ron (Dad) & Sarah

2nd row: Preston, Scott, Alexander & Mary Pat
3rd row: Evan, Maria, Jill, Zachary, Kathy, Christine & Eli
4th row: Martha, Theresa, Benjamin & Joe

Following are some images of and from the villa we rented. We were very pleased with the accomodations:

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Following are some photos of the family hanging out at the villa and in the pool:

Our patriarch.
The Jensons at leisure.
Dad, Kathy & Mary Pat work a crossword.
Scott, Maria, Martha, Evan & Christine.
Christine & Scott.
Dad & Joe with the Lustik women.
Sarah & Carmen
Carmen, Evan & Sarah.
Martha enjoying her morning coffee.
Theresa, Eli, Carmen, Sarah & Kathy.


As such a large family, we frequently broke up into smaller groups for outings away from the villa. We did however do a canopy tour together which included moving amongst the tops of the trees along zip lines. Some runs were as long as a quarter-mile. The canopy tour facility included a natural water park, an outstanding tequila-tasting bar and a restaurant.

Christine on Zip Line.
Joe on Zip Line.
Maria & Christine ready to race...
...and they're off!
Zip Lines overhead.
Benjamin off of slide.
The Jenson Boys.
The Morse Boys.


Following are some photos taken along the Malacone in Puerta Vallarta:

Mom & Dad
Sand Sculpture.
Sand Sculpture.
Joe & Carmen.
Joe parasailing.
Joe parasailing.


I participated in quite a bit of tequila tasting. Some of us also went snorkeling around the Las Marietas Islands National Marine Park. There was plenty of walking, shopping, game-playing and dining, though the meals prepared for us at our villa were probably the best. It was probably the best Lustik Family Reunion yet. I wonder how we'll top this one.



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If you have any questions about this website or want to contact Christine or Joe for any reason, please email us at christine@lustik.com or joe@lustik.com.