Mike and I explored the Mexican Yucatán Peninsula for 2 weeks of flyfishing (Mike), diving (Stacey), snorkeling, Maya ruins, a colonial city, cenotes, quite a few hammocks and lots of great food.

When Mike flew home I headed to San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas for 2 weeks of Spanish study with a small group in tow. We lived with host families and visited area sights including villages, museums, and ruins.

When the group flew home I bused to San Pedro La Laguna on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala for a week of planning for future growth of the Beca Project (link below) and meeting our sponsored kids and their families.

When our daughter Mariah and her husband Greg invited us to share a timeshare in Quintana Roo between Christmas and New Years, a new chapter to this blog was added. HAPPY TRAILS!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hello Isla Mujeres!

A transition day, leaving a place we loved and where we wished to have more time for another one we’re likely to feel the same way about. The owner of Hotel San Felipe de Jesus drove us the 45 minutes to the hub town of Tizimin where we extracted money from a bank to pay him in cash (no banks in San Felipe, credit cards, checks, and traveler's checques not accepted) and where we could choose between a bus and a taxi. The cost of the taxi was only $20 more than a combination bus to Cancun and taxi to the dock, so we rode in an air conditioned taxi for 2 and a half hours, stopped at roadside stands for bananas and treats....

.....and to snap a photo of the gas station across the road.

I enjoyed the changing views through the taxi window, and we eventually arrived at the dock in Cancun 10 minutes before the next ferry left for Isla Mujeres.

Our apartment is cute - full kitchen, private balcony, ac in the bedroom, every pastel color known to man, and a great value at $45/night.

It’s a block from the beach.

It’s also a block from the zocalo (town square) and a block from a grocery where we bought fruit, vegies, bread and pastries, hot sauce, coffee, pasta, eggs, cheese, potatoes, beer, limes, and other staples to cover the next few days. Fresh guacamole and tomato slices on toasted rolls for dinner, mmmm. Again, loved today. Again, can’t wait for tomorrow - HAPPY TRAILS!

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