Sunday, January 31, 2010

Warming up Reality with Vacation Memories

Honest, I try to keep the weather whining to a minimum. I mean, I know you all know about our 30 below, worse windchills, and the 36" of snow on the ground blah blah blah 'cause the frickin' stuff won't melt till April! Ooops. Was I shouting? Sorry. . .

So that's why I drag out these warm(er) weather photos and memories of our trip earlier this month to the Western Caribbean. This was day 4, in Mexico. Originally, we were going to go snorkeling. . . . but the weather didn't cooperate. Except, this was actually the warmest day of the trip, with temperatures reaching 75 degrees! Above zero! Heaven. . . . . .

We actually got a bit sunburnt, and had to use lots of sunscreen. . . .

We scheduled an excursion to Tulum, a Mayan ruin, and feasted our eyes on this beach. . . .

And here we are looking like tourists. . . .

Look! Short sleeves and no parka! We're practically naked!

We dutifully followed the directions to put the little sticker that said "6" on our shirts, so we could get back on the bus and return to the ship.

7 comments:

pat said...

Thanks, Angela, for the little vacation and glimpse of the sun. We've had several grey gloomy rainy days and I needed a break. This was wonderful!! I immediately planted myself on that beach. :-)

Gypsy Girl(Brenda) said...

Oh that does look heavenly. Such beautiful blue sky and inviting waters. Okay back to reality. We are snowed in. Of course no where near as cold as you get but still I am tired of the stuff.

Nicki, said...

I love the aqua blue of the Caribbean ocean - surreal. I'm getting that - "lets yank the kids from school and do a cruise" fever. 36"of snow - oh my! How did you make yourselves come back home?

Denita said...

Considering what our weather is like here (COLD), these pics were such a treat...beautiful!

Reds said...

So beautiful!!!! Wish it was warmer here!

Jeanne said...

Angela, those first shots could be made into postcards, they are so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Love that you got a day where you didn't have to bundle up and got a good giggle over the practically naked comment.

Don't know how you managed to head back to the cold and snow after this!

Bobbi said...

Now that is just cruel ;) Oh how I hate winter right along with you. These shots actually just warmed me up a bit!