Monthly Archives: November 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

Thanksgiving at Jennifer and Mark’s house.   Here are Jennifer’s photos:

Brian-GloriaMy son Brian and my 86 year old mother Gloria.

Brian-MiloBrian and my grandson Milo.

Gloria-KumaMy mom Gloria and Brian’s dog Kuma.

Gloria-MiloGloria and Milo

JakeJanet’s dog Jake

Jen-Milo-Liam1My daughter Jennifer and her son’s Milo and Liam.

Liam-BrianLiam and Brian

Liam-Jen-MiloJennifer, Milo and Liam

Liam1Liam with his favorite monkey.

Marcy-Brian-Liam-GloriaMarcy, Brian, Liam and Gloria

Marcy-JanetMarcy and Janet.

Marcy-Jen-Brian-Milo-LiamMarcy, Jennifer, Brian, Milo and Liam

MiloMilo loves to eat.

Milo2Milo loves to climb on things.

Isla Mujeres, Mexico

On our last day in Cancun we took a ferry to Isla Mujeres.  We walked to Playa Norte and went swimming.  There are no waves at Playa Norte and the water is clear, a great place to go snorkeling.  Afterwards, we went shopping for souvenirs.  The island is very beautiful.  I would love to spend a few days there.  Here are some of my photos:
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Cancun, Mexico

We went to Cancun for two nights on November 20 – 21 and stayed at the Royal Mayan Hotel.  There was a view of the ocean from our room.  Every morning I got up before sunrise and went to the beach to take photos of the sunrise.  We explored Cancun on city buses instead of paying for a taxi.  We also walked around hotel zone one day after we took a ferry to Isla Mujeres.   The beaches and the hotels are very beautiful.  Lots of expensive malls near the hotels.  I got to see two crocodiles fighting in the lagoon while we were eating our dinner.  Here are some of my photos:
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Coba Mayan Ruins, Mexico

On our last day in Tulum we took a bus to Coba Mayan Ruins that is located in the middle of the jungle.  There are at least 6500 ruins there.  They have only uncovered a few.  There is a lagoon that has crocodiles.  I got to see an armadillo.  Part of the city of Coba was flooded where you buy your ticket to enter the ruins.  Here are my photos:
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Tulum, Mexico

On November 16 – 19, Primo and I went to Tulum and stayed at Maison Tulum Hotel.  It was raining very hard when we got there so we talked with Primo’s grand niece Marcella all afternoon.  Marcella runs the restaurant and bakery.  She made us some delicious food and juices.  The hotel is very beautiful and it is located two blocks from downtown Tulum.  We spent a couple days at the beach with Marcella and Sliman before we went to the Tulum ruins.  Here are some of my photos:DSC02519 DSC02520 DSC02521 DSC02527 DSC02529 DSC02530 DSC02531 DSC02532 DSC02533 DSC02535 DSC02537 DSC02538 DSC02539 DSC02540 DSC02541 DSC02542 DSC02543 DSC02548 DSC02550 DSC02551 DSC02552 DSC02553 DSC02554 DSC02639 DSC06234 DSC06235 DSC06236 DSC06237 DSC06238 DSC06239 DSC06240 DSC06241 DSC06242 DSC06243 DSC06245 DSC06246 DSC06247 DSC06248 DSC06251 DSC06254 DSC06255 DSC06257 DSC06258 DSC06260 DSC06261 DSC06263 DSC06264 DSC06267 DSC06269 DSC06270 DSC06271 DSC06272 DSC06273 DSC06274 DSC06275 DSC06276 DSC06277 DSC06279 DSC06280 DSC06281 DSC06282 DSC06285 DSC06287 DSC06288 DSC06289 DSC06291 DSC06292 DSC06293 DSC06294 DSC06296 DSC06297 DSC06298 DSC06299 DSC06300 DSC06302 DSC06304 DSC06305 DSC06306 DSC06308 DSC06309 DSC06311 DSC06312 DSC06313 DSC06316

IK-kil Cenote and Gran Cenote

We went to IK-kil Cenote after our tour of Chichen Itza on November, 14th.  We went to Gran Cenote after we explored the ruins in Coba on November, 19th.  The water in the cenote (underground river) is very cold so we didn’t stay in the water very long.  It was refreshing after a long hot day of touring the Mayan ruins.  Here are some of my photos:
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Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins, Mexico

On November 12, Primo and I took a tour bus to Chichen Itza from Playa Del Carmen.  We explored the Mayan ruins for 3 hours and then had a buffet lunch and went to IK-kil cenote for a swim before heading back to our hotel.  Our tour guide spoke Spanish so I didn’t understand what she was saying so I went off on my own and took these photos:
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Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

On November 12 – 14th, we went to Play Del Carmen.  We flew from Guadalajara to Cancun and took a bus.  We stayed at Magic Blue hotel two blocks from the ocean.  Across the street was Coco Bongo a popular night club.  Down the street were lots of new restaurants and gift stores.  On 5th street they do not allow cars so people walk around there all night going to different clubs.  It’s a big party town with lots of young European tourists.  There is a ferry that goes to Cozumel island where people go snorkling on the reef.  Here are some of my photos:
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Jocotepec, Mexico


On November 10 and 11, Primo and I went to Jocotepec and stayed with our friends Chava and Citlali.  They have really adorable dog, cat, iguana and bird.  They took us to a beautiful park next to Lake Chapala and they feed us some delicious food and juices.  Here are some of my photos:
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Sayulita, Mexico

On November 2 – 9th, Primo and I went to Sayulita, Mexico and stayed at our friends house on a hill a couple blocks from the ocean.  Primo’s nephew German and his girlfriend stayed there on the 1st weekend.  Our friends Chava, Citlali, Gill and Sessie stayed there on the 2nd weekend.  It was really hot and humid.  We got to celebrate Dia de los Muertos.  We got to release hundreds of baby sea turtles to the ocean after they hatched from the eggs.  Our friends have a sea turtle rescue spot on the beach in front of their beach house.  They also have a bar on the beach and one in town.  Here are some of my photos:
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