Saturday, June 26, 2010

Summer Means Taking Granddaughter on Vacation

We just came back from a cruise and I took this picture of the boat sailing right by us. I liked how its shadow was reflected on the water so I would like to link with Hey Harriet's Shadow Sunday at to share the photo with you.

I am also joining Summer Sunday.

Summer Sunday is brought to us by the Tablescaper. Check out others' summer fun pics at

I am also linking with Sally at for my blue pictures especially the blue water and blue skies.

Summer Sunday is brought to us by the Tablescaper. Check out others' summer fun pics at

Summer is children's vacation time from school so it means taking our oldest grandkid on a trip. We have done this since she was 5 when we took her on a 10 day trip to Hawaii and now she is 11. She has been to lots of states in America, Caribbean coasts, countries in Europe and we plan to start taking her to Asia next year. I still cannot forget when we went to Pompeii and she said that she could not wait to tell her teacher about it since they were just studying about the excavations in Social Studies in school. We are hoping these trips really expand her educational and geographical knowledge.

This time, we took her on a cruise to Cozumel and Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.

We showed her the Dzibilchaltun Mayan Ruins. I will show you more of it on Sightseeing Saturday.

Then we took her to Discover Mexico Park, to learn more about Mexican history and culture. We always try to mix education with fun everytime we take her on a trip.

Eeeek! I wouldn't touch that Boa constrictor for anything, but AJ is fearless.

The park had models of different Mayan structures to help us envision how they used to be.

We went to the Chankanaab Resort, which was recommended by my classmate from HS, and I am so glad she did because it was absolutely breathtaking and a lot of fun.

I will show you more of this resort in one of future Sightseeing Saturdays.

She watched the dolphins jump up and down.

and went snorkeling

Thanks to the Tablescaper for allowing us to share some summer pictures.

Thank you all for your visits! They are always appreciated.


Debbiedoos said...

How wonderful Christine...she is a very lucky young lady to see these beautiful places. Beautiful photos too.

Unknown said...

Oh Christine! Your granddaughter is so pretty AND fearless indeed! Looks like a fantastic vacation! How old is she now? We are going to start taking one of our grandchildren on a special trip once they reach the age of 7. Those cruse ships docked are an amazing sight!


Kat said...

What a fun trip Christine! AJ is growing up so fast, she's a lovely young lady now! Looks like a beautiful place, the water is gorgeous. And I think you're pretty fearless if you got close enough to that legless creature to take a picture! Kat

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks like a fun trip. There is no way I would have held that snake!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Christine, your pictures are always fabulous and you do take the most wonderful trips. What a great thing for AJ to be able to visit so many different places. She is such a cutie. Hugs, Marty

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

She is such a lucky girl Christine!
And she looks so much like you!
Love the pics, they are wonderful!

Dolores said...

Hi Christine, your pictures are outstanding!!!!
Your granddaughter is such a pretty girl..... and very brave to hold that big yucky snake.....
You all are blessed to share these good times, making memories with your family....

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

What an awesome trip! I could hold the parrot but definitely not that snake!


Kim, USA said...

What a lucky girl! Indeed kids are fearless it makes me say "ekkkk" too when I see the photo ^_^. That's a huge snake! Your photos are awesome thanks for sharing. Happy Sunday!

Little Barn

nannykim said...

What a wonderful time you must have had. Great idea and how enjoyable.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

What wonderful travels! Your granddaughter is growing up to be such a lovely young lady :o) And she is very blessed to have grandparents like you both to take her to these exciting places!

Blessings & Aloha!
Have a wonderful, wonderful week, dear friend!

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm. I wanted to stop by and thank you for leaving such a nice comment on my Summer Sunday blog post today, I really appreciate each and every comment that people take the time to leave. How wonderful that you bring your granddaughter on a vacation every summer - what wonderful memories for all of you. Ciao, bella!

The Tablescaper said...

How lucky for your grandaughter to have you and to be able to go on such lovely adventures.

Thanks so much for joining "SUMMER SUNDAYS". Hope to see next week.

- The Tablescaper

Jacqueline said...

What a lovely vacation with your granddaughter. You took such nice photos too. My favorite is the one of the two cruise ships. The angle is unique. Glad you had such a wonderful time. I wouldn't touch the snake either.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

This looks like a wonderful trip! So summery. Thank you for stopping by!

Sarah said...

Christine, what a wonderful world of experiences you are giving AJ. You are so right that these trips will enhance her education. We are our experiences!
Thanks for stopping by to visit. I appreciate your thoughtful comments. ~ Sarah

Regina said...

How gorgeous and fun vacation.
Miss cruising.
Happy Blue Monday.
Enjoy a lovely week Christine.

" Regina "

SmilingSally said...

AJ looks sharp in her blue denims and flippers, along with the blue sky!

Happy Blue Monday, Christine!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, precious! I am so glad that you had this wonderful trip with AJ. She is really growing up, and I know this is the highlight of her year, Christine. Not only to see such fun places, but to be with you and John. I think it is marvelous that you do this for her. I enjoyed Mexico enormously when I went there as a teenager. We toured Mexico City, Cuernevaca, Taxco, the Aztec pyramid, etc. It was a dream trip just like yours appears to be! Loved seeing this!


Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine! Oh, what a lucky little grand daughter you have to have such wonderful grandparents like y'all to take her on these wonderful trips. She's so pretty Christine - just like you! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

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aimee said...

what a blessing you are all able to take such wonderful adventures. she is beautiful!

Diann said...

Well that looked like a great trip! And it looks like you guys had a wonderufl time!

eileeninmd said...

Your granddaughter is a lovely girl and lucky too. Great photos from your trip!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Love that photo of the boat with the reflection in the water. Cringed at the photo of A.J. with the snake! Yikes! It looks like this was another beautiful trip. laurie

Blondie's Journal said...

I can see how much fun you are having on this trip, Christine! AJ does look fearless indeed and she is getting prettier by the day. I love the pictures of her holding all the different creatures. The snake gives me goosebumps though!! lol!

Can't wait to see more of your cruise!


Mary Bergfeld said...

Those waters are incredibly blue and are a perfect choice for your Blue Monday post. Your granddaughter is becoming a lovely young woman. It is wonderful that you are able to travel with her in the summer. The trips are something she will always remember. I suspect they are among your favorite memories as well. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Queenie's Vintage Finds said...

Beautiful place...I love to see where you and your family travel to. I get to see these places through your eyes and it's lovely...thanks for sharing your travel photos Christine.
Big Hugs,
P.S. A.J. is growing tall...she's gonna be as big as you are, before we know it...they grow up so fast don't they?!

Gloria said...

Oh, Christine, can you please adopt me? I want to go on trips with you too! Ha-ha! Seriously, your trip looks wonderful, and I swear that you and your husband look like AJ's parents, NOT grandparents. And AJ is so beautiful - she looks just like YOU!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I hope she knows how lucky she is!
What a wonderful trip. Love the pictures.

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