Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Yoga on the pier to start the day and Mayan coffee to end

I started the day by going to the fitness center after breakfast and found some great new tunes on my ipod so I got inspired and decided to go for a short run on the beach. It's alot harder to run on sand and I didn't make it too far, but it was still very enjoyable. After I was done running, I was at a neat little pier in front of our resort so I walked to the end and thought, "Hmmmm......this would be a cool place to do I thought.........I'm gonna do Yoga. I mean, I can't look that stupid and I don't know anyone here." However we did run into some people from Gardner that we know on the airplane." Marty and I spent the middle part of the day next to the pool in a lounge chair. We expected our friends Debbie and Terry around 4 p.m. so at about 2:30, we decided to get massages at the little shack on the beach. Awesome!!!!!!!!!! So about 3:30, being so relaxed after our massage, we were half out of it and we went to the lobby to wait for Debbie and Terry to arrive from the shuttle from the airport. I need to download some pics. The lobby here is incredible. I'm too tired to describe it tonight, but I promise to take some pics and download them tomorrow. Debbie and Terry arrived, a little bit tired but with good news about his bone scan and mri. No cancer in his bones or anywhere else. It is only in his prostrate and he plans to be very agressive because his father passed away from prostate cancer. He wants to have surgery before the end of the year so they will get that scheduled asap. We gave them a short tour of the resort, since this is our 2nd visit here and they fell in love with it, just like we did when we came this past January. We had some appetizers and lounged in the preferred club for a little bit then went to get ready for dinner. We went to Bordeaux, the French restaurant. Very good and the guys were a little overly fascinated by the guy that was making the flaming Mayan coffee. So we had to have some of that after dinner. The guys bought a couple Cuban cigars (LOL) and we walked down to the beach. I showed D & T Jupiter but did confess that I knew that because of my google sky map app. They were still pretty impressed I think. We walked down to the beach and sat in some lounge chairs. The moon was about 3/4 full and the moonlight on the Caribbean was spectacular. After that it was time to head up to our rooms and recoop for the next day. Couldn't resist sitting in the jacuzzi on the balcony again and now I'm ready to turn in. Believe it or not, Marty made it to about 11 p.m. I know Allison will be impressed. Okay, big day tomorrow. Probably walking to Puerto Morelos, about 1 mile down the beach. I'll update again tomorrow night. I can say I love all my readers, Okay, my Mom is my only official follower, but I know my sister Kathryn, read my blog last night too. Have to learn how to invite people or whatever. Later, Jen

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I saw Jupiter Tonight

My husband Marty and I arrived in Cancun, Mexico this afternoon. It was much warmer and humid than Kansas City when we got outside to find our shuttle to our resort. We arrived at the Dreams Cancun Riviera Maya resort about 4 p.m. After we got settle in our room, we walked down to the beach and then to the little oceana restaurant and had some ahi tuna for an appetizer. Then we went to the preferred club and had more appetizers. Yum! I kept thinking of the song that Fred Astaire sang in one of his movies, "Heaven........I'm in heaven........." Don't know any other words, but that song kept popping into my head. The highlight of the day though was sitting in a jacuzzi on our balcony of our room. It was very windy tonight and felt like a storm was maybe moving in but the air was warm. I looked up at the stars and the clouds moved across the sky as I sat in the tub for about 20 minutes. I tried to identify maybe the big dipper or little dippper, but couldn't remember much from my astronomy class in junior college. I thought that one particularly bright star must be a plant and I was right! My android phone was dead, so I had it plugged in to charge and after right for a few minutes I just went out on the balcony again and used the google star map and it was Jupiter! How cool is that? Technology is cool, but it's nice to just sit and take in nature also. I sat in the jacuzzi on the balcony listening to the Caribbean ocean crashing it's waves onto the beach at one of the places in the world with the 2nd largest coral reefs with stars and planets moved slowly overhead. What could be better than that? Not much else to report from today. Most of the day was travel to the airport, from KC to Dallas, from Dallas to Cancun, uneventful, which is always good when you are flying. We did see a couple women from Gardner that we knew. Small world. We came to this resort in January of 2011 and it is just as beautiful this time. We noticed as we drove from the airport to the resort, that it is more green this time. I think they have had lots of rain. Hopefully we will have lots of sun and I will be able to do lots of research for my article that I am working on for the Riviera Maya area. The timing could not be better,I am taking a travel writing class on line and the most recent assigment is to write the article for which we just did a query letter. It's only 7:48 but it's been a long day. Went to bed about midnight last night. Someday I will be able to get my packing down to a shorter time. Got up at 5 a.m. and have been traveling all day. Lots of rest and relaxation the next seven days though, so I think I will manage. Thanks for reading my travel blog. I will have more updates tomorrow night and hopefully pictures from this beautiful area of the world that I am blessed to be able to visit.