Friday, February 13, 2009

Hola! Vamonos a ir a Mexico!

It's Saturday again and it's time to go sightseeing. Are you ready? Let's go! But first, let me greet you all a very Happy Valentine's Day!
I thought we can take a break from the Baltic and Mediterranean Sea and enjoy the Western Caribbean for a change. I want something with a tropical weather. What about Mexico? What about Cancun? I can't wait to go to the beach. I am tired of the cold and gloomy winter.

Before I start the tour, I would like to remind you to click on the video at the end of these still photos. Ever since our 10 year old granddaughter was old enough to enjoy them, we've been taking her to 2-3 cruises every year. It's so funny because at her young age, no matter how huge those cruise ships are, she knows the ins and outs of them. She never gets lost. I think she has taken at least 8 cruises, mostly Caribbean and Mediterranean. She should have a Carnival VIP card by the end of this year. On this trip, we also took her daddy, my son in law, along. We thought AJ would really enjoy having him and she wanted to see him experience his first cruise. We sent them on a Dolphin ride excursion and you should watch the video of AJ swimming with the dolphin.
John and I chose a city and shopping tour. Actually, I did. Don't tell him but the reason I gave him for taking the city and shopping tour was because it was cheaper. I told him I want to save money after buying AJ and her dad the expensive tickets to swim with the dolphins. But really, I just wanted to go shopping. LOL!

Sit back, relax and just enjoy the scenery.

Isn't Cancun, actually most of Mexico, colorful?
Wait a minute, amigo, I see a muy bonita tienda. Can we stop to buy some souvenirs?
Will I pass for a Mexican in that sombrero?
And what luck! A restaurant right across the store. After walking around the huge store, I am ready to eat.
Muy deliscioso! John and I ordered seafood paella and a chicken Caesar salad. It was interesting that the waiter made the Caesar dressing right in front of us, mixing eggs, anchovies, mustard, lime and I can't remember what else. It was really good!
It's not Mexico without Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville.

Out of so many trips that we have taken, 2 places got the most ooooohs and aaaahhhs from tourists. The first one was the Sagrada Familia Church in Barcelona, Spain (we'll go there some other time) and the other one is this beach. Cancun Beach has this marvelous aqua water and clean white sand. It will take your breath away. But don't worry, the breeze will give it back to you:-)
Here's the video I was talking about. Go ahead and play it. It's really cool! What a great experience for our granddaughter, Ashley. She was so excited!


Nicole ~ said...

The water and sand are truly gorgeous in Cancun. Of all the trips I have taken to Mexico, I would have to say Cancun had the best beaches. Your granddaughter looks like she had a blast, what a great adventure for her.

When I went to Cancun many, many years ago there was a white building that really fascinated me. I thought it was the same white building you showed in picture number three. But, I got out pics and it is not the exact one, but it is very similar.

I want you to know that I really have been enjoying all of your trip photos, thank you so much for sharing them with us.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

hey c/x thanks for visiting my place and taking me on a trip to mexico this morning. I tried to visit yesterday and could not comment...sometimes I can , sometimes I can't ...what will today do...

Chari said...

Hi Christine...Happy Valentines Day Sweetie!

Ohhh my...a vacation to Cancun and Mexico...just what I need! That beautiful clear blue water and white sand beach is such a welcomed reprieve from all of the snow sitting on the ground at my place...hehe!!! Oh yes...I do love Mexico...and you're right, everything about it is so colorful...right down to the people!!! Looks like you had a fabulous time...and your little AJ is just so darn cute playing with the dolphin!!!

Thank you for sharing Mexico and Cancun, my friend...
Love ya,

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Christine, I loved that video of AJ with the dolphin! She just looked thrilled! I would be too! That was an amazing experience you gave her. Thanks for sharing all of these beautiful pictures. Since I never go anywhere, it is such a treat for me to "go" somewhere through your blog. laurie

Shelia said...

Look at y'all having so much fun! What a beautiful place, we've been there too! I want to wish you and yours a Happy Valentine's Day, dear Christene!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

marty39 said...

Christine, what a great trip again, and I absolutely love the video of AJ swimming with the dolphin. She is such a cutie and I love seeing the beautiful smile she has. Your son must have had a fabulous time also. Such wonderful and sweet memories. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY dear friend. I hope it is filled with love and blessings. Hugs, Marty

Glenda said...

With your coloration and the hat, I think you might pull it off (pass for a Mexican). Just don't ever emigrate. We would lose you, and we wouldn't want that to happen.

What an education AJ is getting. The video is wonderful fun to watch and dream that that could be oneself.

Helen said...

I've cruised the Mexican Carribbean several times and loved seeing it through your experiences .... thank you and have a wonderful day, Christine!

Rue said...

Hi X!!

No, I didn't know you had a blog, but I'm so glad you decided to join us!! I sound like you're joining a cult don't I? LOL

I miss going to Mexico and have been there at least 7 or 8 times, but now that I'm this side of the country it's not as easy. Mostly I miss the taco trucks ;)

Welcome to Blogland my friend!

SILVIA said...

muy bonito Cancun!, love to go there someday.Thanks for the beautiful pics so nice to get away eh!...adios

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

How cool for Ashley! Mikayla got to do the same thing, but at Sea World, not in the middle of the Caribbean! Wow that beach is incredibly beautiful. I wanna go!
But holy crap woman, you travel 3 times a year???

Justine :o )

Tomarie said...

C!! What an amazing video of AJ! Thanks for the trip...I feel exhilerated! Lol Cancun Beach looks AMAZING! Now I'm ready to go cruising! :-) L~

croissantpark said...

Cancun is one of my favority Mexican City. There is so much to do there, shoping, swimming, and great food. The swim with the dolphins in Cancun is fun activity to do there. Your video and photos are really cool.
God Bless,

Diane said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures Christine! It's so beautiful! Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥ Diane

mbkatc230 said...

Thanks for the trip Christine! The water really is gorgeous. And the video of Ashley is priceless - that smile! Kathy

nikkicrumpet said...

I love Cancun...It's such a great place to visit. And the video of her swimming with the dolphins was awesome...I've always wanted to do that!

Lady Katherine said...

What great fun, The dolphins are so wonderful! What fun you all had. I have been taking a tour around your blog. I love your new lamps, and all the shades from the auctions. You have a lovely family! Hope you had a great Valentines.

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

Just spending a leisurely Sunday afternoon visiting with I wanted to stop by and say Hi!!! How are you doing, Dearheart? Hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day...what did you and John do? Russell took me to the city for a Valentines shopping spree...yeeehawww!!! We had to travel about 120 mls. to get to some good shopping but it was soooo worth it...hehe! We went to all of my favorite antique shops and Hobby Lobby! I tell ya what...I literally shopped till I dropped...hehe! I'm crippled today...can't hardly walk...eekks! But I had so much fun! Found a few goodies for my toile room!

Well Sweetie, just wanted to stop by...I hope that you're having a super Sunday!!!
Love ya,

Queenie~ said...

What a fun trip....thanks for letting me tag along with you! LOL! How wondeful to get to go on a cruise and go here. It's beautiful ...and the video was fun to watch too...your granddaugher is a doll! It looks like she had a fun time holding on to the dolphin while he glided her through the water. Hope you have a wonderful day...
big hug,

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