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

Advice from a sea turtle Swim with the current. Stay calm under pressure. Be well traveled. Age gracefully. Think long term. Spend time at the beach. Buenos Dias to all you crazy fools reading these blogs! Hope it's warm & sunny where you are. OK for those of you that have been reading my blogs, see if you can fill in the blank. It is so H_T here. I bet you can't do it???!!! (insert big smiley face). Things I love... 2. No socks worn here - just flip flops. When the "low" for the day is going to 28, you know it's going to be a hot day. Yes you got it, it's HOT! Why do I find myself so humorous? Yesterday we all got to do different things. Al took some of the kids ... read more
Ray floating (a rare thing!)
Girls in Akumal

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

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 2nd 2014

From Tulum, I took the bus to Mérida - the provincial capital of Yucatan. It is a beautiful city on the west side of the peninsular built by the Spanish in the mid 16th Century. It has the typical multi coloured charm of Central American colonial towns plus some gorgeous plazas which have a very European feel. The central point is the Zocalo, with the pastel green Palacio Gobierno and the Casa Montejo which features an ornate facade depicting - with typical conquistador diplomacy - European knights standing triumphant on tiny barbarian people. Looming over the square is the imposing stone cathedral and opposite this is a shady portico under whose graceful arches you can sit and drink beer while looking over the plaza with its white kissing seats and tall trees providing some relief from ... read more
Copan, again
Sculptures at Copan
Tiger from Mérida zoo

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