Friday, July 24, 2009

Vacation Time

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I have been absent for a while.  Not only did we take a much needed vacation, I also took a long vacation from blogging.  I wished everyday on vacation for my laptop to capture the moments that I didn't want to ever forget.  I hope that all the pictures we took while we were in Mexico help me to recall all of the very special moments we had. 

We left the last week of June and headed to the Riviera. We actually stayed approximate 1.5 hrs south of Cancun.   A tropical, Caribbean vacation is definitely the  answer. To kick back, relax, and forget all your worries (even with your kids!)is priceless.   We had the most wonderful time.  It was a trip of many firsts for our family.  The kids had never flown.  That was a great experience.  They had also never seen the beach.   They just couldn't believe how clear the water was, and why its salty they never came to a conclusion for that one.   Not only was it a trips of firsts for the kids but Chris and I also had a first.  Snorkeling with the sea turtles was something I've only dreamed about.  I am an animal lover of all sorts.  I love the turtles, they are so cool.  I have so many pictures I'm not sure which to share first.   We went walking the beach one night after dinner and walked up on this turtle that was up on the beach.  It was turtle nesting season while we were there.  They say that the turtles come up on the beach during the full moon to lay eggs.  The resort we stayed at has partnered with the CEA in Mexico to help protect the sea turtles.  We visited with a man that worked there and he shared a little about the project and then showed a bucket that was full of baby turtles that had just hatched.  They move all of the nests to an area on the beach that is blocked off in order to collect the babies and take them to a special place in Akumal. 

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2 comments:

Cindy's Cache said...

Love the new header! I still haven't mastered that trick! Nothing like the beach and family time!

Life is all about PINK said...

I've been anxious to see your vacation pictures! The beach with my family are some of my favorite memories!! Love the new header too!!