Powdery soft sand, shimmering blue sea....

Phew, finished the travel writing project just in time for the parents to arrive! Glad to have a break from writing about beach resort hotels, there are only so many ways to describe the beach and ocean without losing your mind. I'm not complaining, I hope to have many more days writing about luxury, economical, bargain, land sports, water sports, volleyball, snorkeling, diving, swim up bars, jacuzzis, shopping, butlers, room service, restaurants, pillow menus, premium liquor, kids' clubs, adults only, turquoise/multi-hued/sparkling/shimmering seas, soft/powdery/glistening white sand.

The parents arrived yesterday and we couldn't be happier. We took them out to Fish Fritanga, Costco, Walmart (can NOT find a floating pool chair that my mom wants, what kind of beach town is this?) and played dice games all night. Max is beyond ecstatic to have his grandparents here, he's been a great little helper guy, telling them funny stories and making them laugh. I think they're pretty happy to see their grandson too.

Part of their visit will be spent at a resort, part here at the house. This may sound paranoid, but I am not going to say when we'll be away, no need to let the thieves know when we'll be out, not that we have anything worth stealing anyway. We've got a great housesitter/cat/dog sitter coming in (thanks friend, you know who you are!) so I'm not worried, but so many folks said "Oh, don't post on the internet when you are going to be away" that I will heed their advice and not give dates.

So, I'll be taking a little vacation, not checking in to the mail and such for a while, though I will pop in occasionally in case something urgent comes up (yeah right, never anything urgent in my life thank goodness). I'll have lots of tales to tell and photos to share when the parental units head back to Canada, hang in there, and as Arnie says "I'll be back".




Comments

Jonna said…
Enjoy the visit. We'll be here waiting for pictures :)
Gaelyn said…
Have a great time with your parents. Look forward to the pics.
Kelly said…
I can't wait to read your hotel review! Have a fantastic vacation, you deserve it.
Denise said…
Enjoy your visit with your family!!!
Nancy said…
Have fun, hopefully you will get a bit of a holiday, too. Sometimes when we have people come to town we do so much we are exhausted when they leave. But since they are the grandparents, they'll probably take over the little one for a bit, I imagine.
jackieinpdx said…
Have a great vacation! Enjoy the time with your family.
Sue said…
I so envy you, getting to share Mexico with your parents. My mom died long ago, and my dad lives in Norway and is not in great health. One of my deepest desires is to be able to show him my home, and 'my' island here. Enjoy!
Аманда said…
Have fun with your family! :)
KfromMichigan said…
Have a wonderful vacation with the parents. Can't wait to see all the beach pics.
On Mexican Time said…
Felicidades amiga - have fun, and we'll miss ya!
Are there a lot of jobs like that in Cancun? Writing jobs? With what companies?
Islagringo said…
I saw those floating chairs at Sam's the other day. Good idea not to post when you are gone.
akumalbrfun said…
Kelly:
So nice to meet you and your wonderful family recently. Thank you for taking my 'wedding photos'.

You sing a mean "I Will Survive" rendition.

I'm not used to blogging. Can you contact me back from here?
CancunCanuck said…
Hi all!
Just grabbing a quick second here to check in, we're back from the resort portion of our vacation but the folks are still here until Saturday. Will try to steal an hour or so today to get a post up about our trip, it was fantastic (though exhausting!)

Yo Quiero Cancun, the writing jobs have just started coming to me after almost 2 years blogging, and none of them have been with Cancun companies. Through networking on Twitter and the blog, internet companies in other countries have contacted me about writing, I haven't been looking for the work. I know there are some jobs down here for writers, but most of them require the writers to be completely bilingual to write in both languages (I'm not there yet!) and it is a very competitive market. The jobs are few and far between!

akumalbrfun- Great to meet you too, I had fun at your "re-wedding". I can only contact you if you complete your profile with your email address, but you can write to me at cancuncanuck @ gmail dot com if you like. Hope the pics turned out!

Popular posts from this blog

Mahahual Waterpark "Lost Mayan Kingdom"

You Say Rio, I Say Ria... Road Trip Rio Lagartos, Yucatan

Mexican Caribbean Road Trip - Detour to Tulum, Lo Siento Mucho Calakmul