So to add on to the theme that Mexico loves their colors, why not celebrate with some colored corn starch in the form of the color run. It’s a 5k run, that you can walk, run, or crawl through. It was a blast. Especially good because I didn’t have to walk 5k, and the rest of the family did. I hope you enjoy the pictures half as much as we enjoyed our day getting “colorful” in Merida.
After spending a couple of months in Mexico the things that stand out to me are the people, the food and the colors. The Mexican people are so friendly, and so colorful and more than just a paper thin semblance of a person. That’s reflected in the vibrant colors of their buildings, their clothing and even in nature. From the bright red house surrounded by luscious green jungle, to the brilliant azure of the Caribbean coast. I don’t really have the words to describe it(my wife is the writer), so hopefully some of these pictures will give you an idea. Continue reading
Rio Lagartos is quite an adventure, and well worth a trip if you’re ever in the area. It’s kind of what I envisioned Mexico to be like. More primitive, more down to earth, quiet and slow. Continue reading
Coming here to live vs. coming here on vacation proved to be two
very different things. Packing was harder because I knew we were not just here for the beach or to tour some Mayan ruins, but to actually stay.
This mindset penetrated everything we planned and the first week of our stay was focused around finding a school for the kids and a place to live.
Traveling with kids is an interesting experience. Traveling with anyone who has a different personality than your own can be a
challenge. Everyone has different ideas of where you need to be and when and what makes for comfortable travel. I’m an over-packer. Romeo has to be through security before he can relax. We discovered that Goose is a nervous traveler.
The day began early. Everyone was excited to get started with the big trip. A couple of our best friends met us at the house to have coffee and bagels before they drove us to the airport. Continue reading
The weeks and days leading up to the move were more than I anticipated. There’s quite a lot to do to prepare for an international
move. Not to mention the various levels of emotional well being (or lack thereof) experienced by everyone.
Romeo worked out his final 2 weeks of his working-for-the-man day job. I finished packing and cleaning out the house with the help of an amazing professional organizer. The kids had more sleepovers than this mama would normally handle because they needed a lot of last hurrahs before leaving. So how did everyone deal with the stress of the big move? Continue reading
For me the defining moment was that look on my bosses face when I put my notice in. It pretty much took his breath away, and he couldn’t respond. And I heard from co-workers that all he could talk about was the fact that I’d be in Mexico. I offered to provide transition and support remotely from Mexico, and he couldn’t get around the fact that I wouldn’t be working from Florida but instead I’d be in Cancun(even though I explained 3 times it was 3 hours away. Continue reading
Sorry we haven’t posted in a while. There has been a TON going on. So here’s the big one, a decision has been made, and tickets have been bought. Woot!!!
Anyone know where that is? It’s one of the most popular ruins. It’s Chichen Itza. Not that we’re moving into an ancient Mayan Ruin. But we are moving to the Yucatan Peninsula.
1) going with us
2) going into storage or
3) being sold.
We’ve reached the point where we are ready to start selling some of the things that will not be going with us or into storage. Continue reading