Akumal

Recently (July 25), my family, a couple from the church we’re going to (Mr. and Mrs. D), and I went to Akumal!  Akumal is known for it’s snorkeling and turtles.  A fairly quiet and relaxing place, filled with lots of amazing sea life, it is a perfect place to spend the day! We all woke up around 7:30 and were picked up by a cab at 8:00.  In about 30 minutes, we arrived at our destination!  After getting set up, Mr. and Mrs. D joined us.  Snorkeling gear in place, we all waded into… Read More

VBS!

We found a church that we really like and are going to go to from now on.  From the very first day, everyone was so friendly; they all came up an introduced themselves.  The Pastor had just started a new series: Parables.  All of us loved the church and felt at home there.  We’ve been going there ever since. About a week after we first came to that church (The Lighthouse Church), they had a VBS which we volunteered to help with.  It lasted from Thursday to Sunday, but we were only… Read More

Day 101: Rainy Day Fun

Day 101 and we now call this home, at least for the next six weeks.  We have been blessed with friends, a great church, and a lovely new home in a safe neighborhood.  An added bonus is this fantastic pool that is steps away from our patio, so the kids have been enjoying a ton more time in the pool. This has also been a wonderful home in which to entertain, as it has a gas grill and cozy spaces inside.  Many dinners have been enjoyed around the table, learning about this new… Read More

Three Months: Mexican Independence Day Celebration!

We arrived in Mexico exactly three months ago, on June 16th.  We can hardly believe we’ve been living abroad for that long already.  The time has passed so quickly, we have experienced so much, and we have made some lifelong friends.  What an adventure this has already been, and we haven’t even left North America yet.  We look forward to all that is ahead. Here are a few shots from our Independence Day celebrations in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  The fiesta started at 10pm and continued on long into the night.  We… Read More

TBEX Opening Night at Xcaret

For my Blogger Friends:  This was the TBEX Opening Night Fiesta at Xcaret.  Thanks to Xcaret for hosting a lovely evening with dinner, drinks, and a spectacular show!  A very special thanks to Iliana for making us feel so warmly welcomed!

Inflatable Iguanas and More

Iguanas are big lizards and I see them all the time because I am in Mexico.  Some live in tropical forests, some in deserts, etc… The green iguana is one that some people keep as a pet but they usually die in the first year of when they become a pet.  They don’t normally get to live the way they do in wild life.  I also do not know why, but other iguanas such as the Blue Iguana and others are endangered. Iguanas also maintain their sharp teeth and usually their own… Read More

Day 77: Living on Coco Beach

In one day, we transition from our condo in Coco Beach to our condo in Playacar.  It is a bittersweet move, as we have loved being here.  The view alone through our picture windows has given us hours of joy!   The truth is, it has also felt like home, and for that, we are very thankful.  The electric bill, however, was beginning to kill our budget.  We are on the top floor of our condo, and exposed on three sides.  The upside?  Gorgeous sea views!  Seriously, they were spectacular!  This photo below doesn’t come… Read More

Snorkeling in Akumal

Recently we went to Akumal.  We waded into the ocean immediately. Of course we put our sun tan lotion on first, I must admit.  It’s very important though I must say, I don’t like waiting for the sun tan lotion to melt in before I can get in the water. Oh well. We saw many things there.  First of all we saw turtles!  Yes and they were amazing.  The way they weren’t scared and the way they look; it just amazes me.  I loved being with them because we were able to take… Read More

Mexican Plants

These are a few Mexican plants you might or might not know. ( I didn’t know them, so don’t feel too bad. I’m not this smart in real life ) A Mexican plant known as the Acanthocereus Cactus (get your breath back ), also known as Barbed-Wire cactus, has six species within it’s group.  This cactus is very much shaped like a vine, and it usually has thin stems, which can climb several meters in height. We have some of these in the area we live in, and they are pretty cool…. Read More

Dreams Riviera Cancun

Dreams Riviera Cancun is an excellent family resort option.  It is set on a nice stretch of soft, sandy beach and offers pools, beach activities, fine dining, and so much more.  As usual, my photos are first, and my review will follow.  Enjoy.  Back to Mexican Resorts. Dreams Fact Sheet Dreams Riviera Cancun is ideally located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, and is a short 20 minutes away from the airport. Size:  Dreams Riviera Cancun offers 486 suites located on five different floor levels in each building, along with a Spa,… Read More