This is a post within my Test Page.
Test for today.
PS: Jim got eaten by a tick while in route for this kill, and refuses to go to the doctor. So if he gets Limes Disease and dies – you’ll all know why. Please don’t die honey!
This was the smallest group yet, for our annual girl-getaway. And let’s be honest ladies, now we know why! Could this city be lacking in any other possible way? (I’m just sayin’.) Despite countless recomendee’s, I’d contend our fine Salt Lake City is a more ‘happenin’ destination! Or maybe we’re a little picky… it’s likely that’s the case!
Ash & E
Playa del Carmen, MX
The following 4 pictures are views from our new casa. And the direction you choose to face, may very well effect your mood. One direction, you’re a goddess in your very own palace – the next, an every-day Mexican – coming up for air in between smells of sewage & fish.
Our landlord is a retired 1980′s NBA player, who designed & built the place. He & his wife live in the main quarters, and we live in one of the 3 rental areas.
George is our neighbor below. Today he brought me a mango, and taught me the best way to cut & eat it. He speaks Italian, Spanish, & English – and gives me good advice about my studies! This is the view of our Courtyard.
This is the view from where I’m sitting now on the roof-deck. You can barely see the ocean, but it’s still great right!? Our landlord said when they built it, none of these building you see were there – it was all ocean-view.
…and from the front of the house.
We’ve got word out on the street that we’re looking to buy one of these sweet puppies, but we’re still hunting. This one was a rental.
We visited the Island of Cozumel last weekend. It’s 10 miles of sea from PDC. We took a 30 minute ferry there, and then rented a scooter for the day. It took us 3 hours to cruise around the entire island. And, oh how Jim loves my driving!
Here, we stopped at a spot where the waves crash upward through holes in the sea-rock. It’s amazingly lively and gorgeous!
Is this true?
Because I’ve been looking for my ticket in!
I am in Playa Del Carmen, MX. Today is Day 5… but here are a few short clips of what I’ve been posting:
This is Day 1 ladies & gentleman… and I’ll admit – a bit hard. I’m in an internet cafe, and bouncing between homesick-tears, & awe. First day of class starts tomorrow @ 8AM, and so far I’ve made one friend… Alejandro, the Security Guard. I’m excited for the 14 days ahead of me. LOVING My Man, The Monkeys, My Family, & My good, good Friends. Thanks for such an extra-ordinary B-Day all of you! SO many surprises!Oh – and I think I’ll go with ‘awe’ vs. the ‘homesick-tears’!
My closet… all settled in!
Day 2 (which was really Day 1 for school) was really pretty rough… but overall (and of course, in hindsight), a great day! Thankfully, I have a good, good man – who keeps me on course when I’m frustrated & want to come home! I have no pictures from today (school lasted forEVER) – but above is a picture (Mi Familia) of how I was introduced to my Mexican adventure… Surprise #1 was to walk into my house – full of my ENTIRE family. They were sporting sombreros & tape-on mustaches – and were totally rocking to the Mexicano music station! Check them out. Surprise #2 was a trip to Playa del Carmen, MX – enrolled in a language school (something I’ve really wanted). And, we’ll have to cover Surprise #3 (a restaurant full of my bestest friends) when I get back!