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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

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
margarita chicken
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

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
Lovely birthday
Going for dinner

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
US :)

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 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!!!

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres June 30th 2014

Don't know the reason, Stayed here all season, Nothing to show but this brand new tattoo . But it's a real beauty, A Mexican cutie, How it got here, I haven't a clue. Wastin' away again in Margaritaville, Searchin' for my long lost shaker of salt , Some people claim that there's a woman to blame , But I know it's nobody's fault. Is there anyone on the face of the earth that hasn't heard "Margaritaville"? I can't say we're nibbling on spongecake, pretty sure I don't have a brand new tattoo, and as far as I can remember, I don't have a Mexican cutie...(and if I did have a Mexican cut... read more
Garrafon Park
Maria's beach club
Maria's b/club

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres June 29th 2014

Buenos Dias! Too many pics of yesterday to add to one blog, so this is just a brief one, and look below for the pics. You can click on them to make them bigger. Gives you an idea of what our day was. They may cover two pages as there are 27 pictures so hit next! If you are missing blogs (some go into spam), click previous entries. I think there are 5 in total. Another one to follow about our day in detail. Sal and Al's adventure :)... read more
Cancun off in the distance
Lunch at Punta Sur...look at those colors

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