First things first, Merry Christmas everyone from beautiful Playa Del Carmen, Mexico!
Now that that’s out of the way, here’s what we’ve been up to these past few weeks. The last time I posted I was explaining the daily grind and the more mundane facts of life we’ve been living. I would love to talk about all the incredible things we do on a regular day in this paradise like setting we find ourselves in but it would only lead to your heartbreak and our self delusions.The reality is that we don’t do much everyday. Between entertaining the kids and us researching our next leg of the trip, we barely have time to lounge by the crystal clear blue ocean or our pool (which we do almost daily). We barely have time to drink the 2 or 3 fruit smoothies we constantly inhale. We also barely have time to walk around in the +28 Celsius sunny sky weather we’re forced to endure day in and day out.
Yup, it’s a hard life we live. I say that all with a mischievious grin and a shake of my head. If only life was always like this. Please don’t get me wrong. We’re loving this lifestyle and to us no price is too high to live like this.
Continue reading Post Christmas Trauma and Other Non Existent Things
Hey everyone. Sorry for not putting up any new posts but this past week has flown by without much fanfare. It’s been a little cooler here and as such we’ve been enjoying the simpler things in life. We did enjoy a few days by the beach though. We also spent a few days walking around town and finally got the chance to check out the shops on Juarez Street. We even went to the mall (Centro Maya) to let the kids play the arcades and did some Christmas toy browsing while we were there. In short, it’s been pretty low key.
Today, I woke up with the realization that December wasflying by. I also noticed how we’ve fallen into a pretty set routine most days. It’s amazing how quickly that can happen after only a month and a half in one place. I find that most of our days are getting pretty quiet…
Continue reading The Daily Routine
Hey everyone, I apologize for the ridiculously long previous post and promise this one will be smaller. I do realize that most of you have lives of some sort and listening to me blab on and on and about blabbing on and on is probably a waste of your time and …. Well, you get my point.
So yesterday we finally got to check out the beach at Akumal. Though the weather the past few days hasn’t been the warmest (okay, so plus 26 is definitely better than -26 and with the humidity it still feels like 32 however), the wind has been pretty calm lately. We heard that Akumal has a nice reef just offshore and that it broke the waves up but we still didn’t want to risk going out all the way there and not getting a chance to snorkel.
To our shame, we’ve been here over a month and the only time we’ve strapped the mask and snorkel on was in the pool as we were teaching Cole how to do it. I could hardly stand to look at myself anymore, the shame of not having snorkeled was too great. Fine, it wasn’t too great but I did feel we owed it ourselves to get out and see what the underwater world had to offer. I also suppose that I should have done a bit of snorkeling in Cozumel instead of bitching about the taxi mafia but I’m not even sure we brought our snorkeling equipment that day…
Continue reading Akumal and Flashing Turtles
Yesterday we decided it was finally time to check out Akumal. We’ve heard nothing but great things about it since we got here. It’s always been high on our list of things to do but for some reason a month had gone by and we still hadn’t gone. Well that changed yesterday and I’m pleased to announce that we all had a good time.
Before I get into it though, I suppose I should add a thing or two (or knowing me a hundred) about our three night escape to Tulum. I’m sure you got quite the earful in Cole’s post but he only talked about one day and we all know 5 year olds can never be quite trusted. Especially when iguanas, a trampoline, cheese and mayonnaise sandwiches are involved.
We decided to take a bus to Tulum simply because we thought it would be easier than taking a collectivo…
Continue reading Tulum, The Ruins and A Beach I Could Call Home
Today has been a great day. So great that dad is letting me, Cole, write this blog entry. Okay, I’m only 5 and can’t really read or write that well but dad said he was going to use my voice, whatever that means. He says that people might enjoy a different point of view for a change.
We got into a place called Tulum yesterday and we’re staying in a neat hotel room. Me and Jordan have to share a bed but that’s okay because mom and dad are right beside us. I like it when we’re close. Mom must have really wanted to keep me quiet because she let me play my Nintendo DS while she surfed the internet.
They never let me play games in the morning. It’s too bad because I enjoyed waking up really early and sneaking downstairs to play it when I first got it a few months ago. Dad wasn’t too happy when he found out and from then on they hid it at night so I coulnd’t find it…
Continue reading Banana Crepes, Iguanas and a Trampoline