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.

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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, […]