Picking up where the Mexico list left off: my thoughts on the drier side of the vacation.
The not-so-great* Things that were awesome
July 12, 2009 There and Back Again
It’s over. I’m sitting at the airport. Some sand may still be in between my toes and almost definitely in my ears. Silly wind. But that’s it.
No more long days in the sun, staring at the sea. Floating in the water or walking through hundreds of little silver fish is over.
I’m looking forward to seeing Eckie, but I don’t want vacation to end. I finally get it, Mom.
Today I slept in a little more than I wanted, but was ensconced in a palapa by 10. Mike brought down our snorkeling gear, but were were all content with sun and books.
July 10, 2009 – Another day in paradise
It is another delightful beach day. I’m once again under a palapa. Although, unless I want a bizarre tan line from the palapa roof, I’ll have to shift my chair fully into the sun.
This may be all I do today – sit on the beach and read or write or just gaze out at the sea.
July 6, 2009 – Team Dutch Rudder*
Hit the gym at 8 for a quick ride while everyone else slept in – late night at the casino for them; I turned in earlier.
We’d reserved a front-row palapa for the day, and I headed there around 9. Everyone else is still getting ready for the gym or the day or whatever. I’m determined not to waste time and want to spend as much time as I can out in the sun and sand.