Swimming with Turtles in Akumal!

When the Green Sea Turtle is born it is only about 5 cm long.  However they can grow up to 1.5 meters.  They can also be 700 pounds which makes them the largest hard shell turtle!  Under their shell they are  yellow.  They also get their name from the greenness of their bodies. Green sea turtles can hold their breath for several hours at a time.  Because they are cold blooded reptiles in cold water it is easier to hold their breath for a long time in cold water. On land, the sea turtles… Read More

Day 2: Danny’s Ants

Day 2: Danny: There were really big red ants at the restaurant we ate at for breakfast. This is how big they were (see photo). They were carrying leaves at least twice as big as they were. The ants looked like big spiders but only had six legs. For brunch, we had Empanadas. They were pastries stuffed with turkey ham, peppers, cheese, and tomatoes. I’m not sure if I liked them, but everyone else did!


Danny was the last to join Team Gainor and did so in 2005.  He has brought a lot of laughter into our household and has a special way of drawing us together as a family.  He enjoys humor, reading, writing, games, and chess.  He also loves history and being outdoors.  He is most excited about seeing all of the animals in Africa as well as visiting Hobbiton in New Zealand.