Page 4 of Playagal Travel Blog Posts

"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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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 (PS if you're getting my blogs twice, it's because sometimes it shows as "unpublished".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!!!
Words can't describe this ocean color

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

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

I plan to give you love, nuturing, and enough dysfunction to make you funny ~ Motherhood quote Just because you go away, doesn't mean you can completely forget your home life and more importantly, your kids. I struggled with that going to Paris, as I'd never been away from the girls for that long. Ava was only 7 back in 2012... I really needed to be able to do this trip not worried about anybody or without feeling guilty. Lara's health has greatly improved (yay Lara) so this just worked out right. Our kids are so happy we are doing this, but at the same time, they aren't that old that they don't feel our presence and attention missing. I admit I was an awfully homesick kid; even when I was 12. I remember slow dialing ... read more
They tell it like it is!
His and Hers
La Bella Beach Bar

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres June 28th 2014

"Heaven seems a little closer when you are sitting by a beach." ~ I tell ya, a girl could get used to this type of thing. Waking up to the balmy sea kissed air, with no clock to tell me what time it is, and this morning (Domingo) Sunday, we are enjoying a steaming cup of Mexican dark roast coffee on our own terrace (well it's "OURS" for 6 days) not 100 feet from the ocean...and when it gets too hot, well we go jump in our own pool (well it's OUR pool for 6 days....hahaha!) The grocery store has an impressive bakery, so Al is enjoying a variety of danish, raspberry tart & lemon muffin. (see the king have his breakfast by the pool). Well I lied...this morning we did not sleep in, we really ... read more
View from roof
First breakfast
Breakfast of champions

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres June 28th 2014

"Waking up, with sunbeams in my eyes, and the world outside, seems to pass me by. Embrace the land, where the ocean meets the sand, and emotion fades away, until you take my hand". Midnight Sun lyrics As 'tis the life. If it was any better it would be illegal ;) Can one be arrested for being "high" on happiness? Our first day in Cancun at the boutique hotel was fantastic. (All went well with our flights, even though I was skeptical about United. Chicago/O'Hare airport is an entity onto itself yet a very interesting place to spend a few hours if you have to be somewhere.) Cancun Airport had us through immigration & customs in no time! The quickest we've ever been processed. Many Canadian/US airports could learn about efficiency of getting travelers through as ... read more
Hotel entrance

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Isla Mujeres June 27th 2014

"Never go on trips with anyone you do not love" ~ Buenos Dias family & friends :) HELLO SUMMER! After a long winter of our discontent it is so wonderful to see June. We were fortunate enough to escape in January to Playa & not have to witness a whole winter of seeing old man winter kick the stuffing out of everyone. (If you are receiving this blog and you never have before, it's because I imported emails from my yahoo account & yours may have inadvertently come over; please ignore if you do not wish to read them!) Right now while some of you are snoring, Al & I are on our FIRST trip together ALONE. Did I mention ALONE? WAHOOOOOOOOOOOO - the yell heard around the world (right now alpine shepherds are wondering "what ... read more
Casa Turquesa Cancun
Balcony of our suite in Cancun
View from balcony in Cancun

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