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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres July 10th 2014

Wednesday evening: I am tonight, adding on a blog in honor of two of our best friends, Keith & Danielle Kelley. First welcome home Keith from your El Camino walk. This is a spiritual pilgrimage walk that takes weeks and weeks to do in Spain, and is done by foot, around 700 km. Keith researched it, and talked about it for 6 years till he did it with his daughter Tanya, who stayed for a smaller portion of the walk. The rest he did by himself. It took blood, sweat & tears, determination, and well, family support, and in the end, Keith's inner strength & physical endurance to do it, and his perseverance paid off. This walk for many is something that gets into your blood; while it may be a bucket list for some, it ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres July 9th 2014

Things I love. Starting at number 1. 1. Being on vacation and not knowing what day of the week it is. It is Monday right? Yes, doggone it, it's hot here. How hot is it? How come you guys keep asking me how hot it is? :) It is so hot we can wash & dry our clothes at the same time. Wahooooooo. Every morning, no matter the time I wake, the first thing I do is check the curtains to see if I can see the sun peeking through our blinds. Our master is so cozy; remote controls for the a/c, very comfortable cozy bed, and lots of space for clothes/luggage and sliding doors to the pool with views I can enjoy from bed. Life is hard. OK life is not hard (sorry about that). ... read more
Martha hanging 5
The trees & plants are amazing
Huge terrace 3rd floor of mall

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres July 8th 2014

"Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but pictures. Kill nothing but time". ~ Our journey continues and we have been treated pretty darn good here. Where did I leave off...? SUNDAY/DOMINGO Sunday was a lovely day started off by watching the men's final at Wimbledon (what a white knuckle game!) Afterwards, Al & I went shopping for a few items, and our allotment of tequila to bring home as you can guess, tequila is much cheaper here than at home. Playa is a big town, and given we are in a private community of McMansions :>, we have about a 5 minute or so walk to the entrance of Playa. These neighborhoods are gorgeous; lined with palm trees and shrubs and flowers. Each villa is bigger and more beautiful than the next. There are a few ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres July 6th 2014

"Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer." Buenos dias family & friends! And happy birthday (July 6th) to my dear friend Zully!!! Sending you birthday greetings & hugs. Another hot sunny day happy to report. We've had heavy rain both nights which is awesome, then we wake up and it's fresh and over with. I think it's safe to say we are all relaxing and enjoying this amazing house. Just when you think it can't get better, the manager Dan came by on Sa. and unlocked this big box on the wall (that we had no idea what was in it) on the terrace and lo and behold it's a large flat screen TV reserved only for the owner. But he felt he could trust us to ... read more
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Dinner table
Watching TV outside

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres July 5th 2014

Good morning to you all! Before I forget, for those that enjoy nature pics, here are a few Al has been taking around the property. It is so lush and green and tropical, and brimming with nature. I wish you all could be here to see it! Will check in later... Hasta Luego (See you later)... read more
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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres July 5th 2014

"Seafood + sun + sea + cerveza = paradise"! Thank you family & friends for all the birthday well wishes. I tell you, July 4, 2014 may go down as one of the best birthdays ever, and hey, I've had more than a few. Our first official day here yesterday was spent relaxing & enjoying each other's company. (Rory greatly improved by around noon which was great after having this flu.) After a day of being sloths, swimming, floating, eating, having drinks, well we were just in a zen mode. It could not be better and one would be selfish to expect any more. I had to beat people off my floaty chair :) It was very hot and required mucho pool time. This pool is amazing, with the waterfalls, is large enough for everyone to ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres July 4th 2014

"Anywhere is paradise, it's up to you". The girls, Martha and Ray & Pat all arrived safe and sound yesterday. I was so happy to see each and everyone of their faces. Dang it I missed my kids...Ava was fighting a cold, and had a sick tummy before their flight, but she's got her sea legs now. Ray & Pat arrived a few hours after us, and all went great with their flights/arrival too! Whew, isn't it great to arrive at your destination not looking like your passport picture. Unfortunately as I woke on my birthday, I found out Rory is quite ill with the flu Ava had. She's been vomiting since early morning, with a bad headache. Now I'm feeling queasy but perhaps it's the celebration drinks last night of family coming together. She just ... read more
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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres July 3rd 2014

Family . We may not have it all together, but together we have it all. ~ Are you guys still reading these blogs? If so, put down your laptop and call 911 or I don't know, but go get help for your boredom. OK, well if you don't get any help, I'll still be here writing :) Today we pick up the family at the Cancun Airport, and Jaime our wonderful driver will meet Al & I at the Isla ferry at 10:30 am. It will be fun to be at the airport seeing the kids get off the plane. Then it's off to Villa La Vida Loca; the beautiful custom-built 5 bedroom/5 bath with private pool we've rented in Playa del Carmen. It will be hard to say goodbye to Casa Marchon, but we will ... read more
Enjoying our drink by the sea
Amazing views
Amazing rocks

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres July 2nd 2014

Advice from the ocean: Be SHORE of yourself - Come out of your SHELL -Expand your HORIZON - Don't get TIDE down -Take time to COAST -Avoid PIER pressure - Make WAVES and most importantly, SEA the beauty in life... HOLA!! July 2nd & 1 more sleep till we see our girls :) How was your Canada Day? Ours was amazing; was there any doubt? (PS if you're getting my blogs twice, it's because sometimes it shows as "unpublished". Trying to figure out why, so I send it twice to be sure. Sorry for the annoyance.) It's another beautiful day in the neighborhood, sunny, hot, and the humidity is getting revved up. So listen I have a dilemma and wanted to know if you could help me out? I have some big choices to make, here ... read more
Isn't this spectacular? (I think it's called Plumeria)
Pool & ocean this morning...so calm
Tasty seafood platter

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres July 1st 2014

"The tans will fade but the memories will last forever." ~ Hi y'all! How are you on doing on this wonderful Canada Day and Happy Birthday to my wonderful father!! I didn't bring my usual assortment of flashing Canada Day hats, glasses, etc., but I do have my Canada Day T-shirt! Before I forget, Happy Canada day to our wonderful friend Keith who is on a very spiritual and life-changing journey, which is walking the El Camino in Spain, (pilgrimage walk) a journey of over 700 kms, on foot over mountains, plains, country roads, dangerous terrain etc. It's so challenging from his blogs; the extreme heat, the toll it takes on your feet and your mind, staying in hostels, in small rooms with strangers that snore...OMG, I'd have committed a crime the first or second day...: ... read more
This will be our new island ride!!!
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