Posts tagged "Vacation"
I'm just going to sit here

I’m just going to sit here

Don’t make me decide. It’s too hot to do any­thing but swim. Real­ly  too hot to swim, so I’m just going to sit here.


Yep, that’s pret­ty much it.
Let it out

Let it out

It was­n’t the most amaz­ing sun­set ever, but it still makes me take a deep breath, let it out, and feel more relaxed. Michi­gan in the sum­mer is so amaz­ing­ly beau­ti­ful. I had no idea.
Holiday Time

Holiday Time

Being with fam­i­ly for the hol­i­days is always a spe­cial, large­ly food-filled time. I’ve final­ly found the appro­pri­ate clock for telling hol­i­day time.
Yucatan Peninsula - Day 7 - Cenotes

Yucatan Peninsula — Day 7 — Cenotes

Woul­da, shoul­da, coul­da. Along with every­thing else, the Yucatan penin­su­la is also known for its cenotes, or sort of sink­hole caves, result­ing from the lime­stone geol­o­gy. There are too many to vis­it, but we had a hard time pick­ing even one to vis­it. We were dri­ving by them in the mid­dle of our trip and should...
Yucatan Peninsula - Day 6 - Isla Holbox

Yucatan Peninsula — Day 6 — Isla Holbox

We were done ear­ly after our bird­ing tour in Rio Lagar­tos, and so we head­ed for our sec­ond relax­ing day on the beach on Isla Hol­box. It is a quick fer­ry ride from Chiquila to the island, and then we walked down the sand streets to the beach and found a hotel. This was our sec­ond small...
Yucatan Peninsula - Day 5 - Rio Lagartos

Yucatan Peninsula — Day 5 — Rio Lagartos

Birds, birds, birds. Rio Lagar­tos is anoth­er town at the end of the road, but this time on a lagoon. The area is known for bird­watch­ing, and it is anoth­er pro­tect­ed Mex­i­can bios­phere reserve. Along with Celestun, this is one of the places to find large flamin­go colonies. We did­n’t see the thou­sands of flamin­gos that...
Preview - Day 5 - Rio Lagartos

Preview — Day 5 — Rio Lagartos

I don’t have the time to fin­ish edit­ing all of the Rio Lagar­tos pic­tures today, but since they are the super-awe­some bird shots, I want­ed to put up a cou­ple of teasers. Back soon with many more flamingos. That’s one kick-ass tiger heron.
Yucatan Peninsula - Day 4 - Chichen Itza

Yucatan Peninsula — Day 4 — Chichen Itza

Since I don’t real­ly count Tulum, this was day 2 with Mayan ruins. I was­n’t expect­ing much from Chichen Itza, even with its won­der-of-the-world sta­tus, but I was pleas­ant­ly sur­prised. It was inter­est­ing — not that we took a tour. So, you will have to excuse the lack of infor­ma­tion in the pic­ture cap­tions, because I know not what I am look­ing...
Yucatan Peninsula - Day 3 - Cobá

Yucatan Peninsula — Day 3 — Cobá

After real­ly relax­ing into the vaca­tion in Pun­ta Allen, we head­ed inland for the Mayan ruins por­tion of the vaca­tion. Our first stop was Cobá, where the site has not been cleared of jun­gle around the ruins and you can climb to the top of the tallest pyra­mid (in the whole Yucatan). The town of...
Yucatan Peninsula - Day 2 - Punta Allen

Yucatan Peninsula — Day 2 — Punta Allen

Step 1. Leave Tulum head­ing south. Stay on the coastal road. Step 2. Dri­ve to end of road. Step 3. Once in town, dri­ve to end of road. Step 4. Stay in beach cabana on prac­ti­cal­ly pri­vate beach. Require­ments: faith that the town real­ly exists at the end of the road and bug repel­lent. Snorkel gear would­n’t hurt...
Yucatan Peninsula - Day 1 - Tulum

Yucatan Peninsula — Day 1 — Tulum

My guy and I spent a week in Quin­tana Roo and the Yucatan and suc­cess­ful­ly achieved my goal of not spend­ing a sin­gle minute in the city of Can­cun. The air­port is con­ve­nient­ly locat­ed well out­side the city. Instead, we did a won­der­ful tour which includ­ed a mix of beach­es, birds, and ruins. Being low-sea­son, we made no reser­va­tions except...