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.

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