Tag Archive: Travel

Apr 24 2014

From the Draft Bin: Moving Mom


It’s amazing to me how much writing I do that gets thrown out, abandoned, forgotten or taken out back with a shovel and buried. I have written volumes will never, ever see the light of day or be stored anywhere on a computer. These are the cathartic writings, the nonsensical, the mopey drunk poetry, the …

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May 26 2013

Last of the Vacay Writing

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It’s time to catch up with the last several days of the big vacation! I left off with Wednesday’s night snorkel. For those just joining, the Hubby and I spent two weeks in Caye Caulker, Belize with our friends who live on the island, Dave and Noelle. Thursday, May 9th On Thursday it was my …

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May 14 2013

Night Snorkeling


Wednesday was a very slow day. All of us – me, the Hubby, Noelle and Dave – were feeling a bit ill from Tuesday night’s dinner. We think it was the slow-cooked black beans – they were undercooked and I found a couple of websites warning about the toxin phytohaemagglutinin that is found in some …

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May 11 2013

Jungle Ruins: Lamanai

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One of the goals of the trip was to visit some ruins. We had plenty of options: Altun-Ha, Caracol, Cerros, Xunantunich – and those are just a few of the ruins that are known in Belize. We ended up visiting Lamanai, an archeological site in Orange Walk District (northern Belize) that was occupied between the 16th century …

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May 09 2013

For My Birthday I Did This

Today was my birthday. I think it was a birthday well spent. Turtles. TURTLES!!! (It only gets better as the video goes on).

May 06 2013

Snorkeling the Reef


On Saturday I wasn’t quite scuba-diving ready; still a bit congested - but I was starting to salivate over the nearby barrier reef. From Dave and Noelle’s veranda you can see the waves breaking over the reef in the distance. I wanted to get into the water! So we decided to start slow – a snorkel …

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May 05 2013

Exploring Caye Caulker


I woke up on Friday feeling better – still with a head full of snot, but not tired, no joint weakness, and a normal appetite. Our hosts had to run into Belize City for the morning, so the Hubby and I decided to walk into town and explore the north end of the island. We walked up …

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May 04 2013

The Pets of Sunrise Beach

While I was laying low yesterday I had plenty of company by way of the four animals who generously share their home with our hosts. Beautiful Amber. Amber was adopted on Caye Caulker by Noelle. Amber was a stray dog who used to get into a lot of scrapes, sleep in drain holes and  have …

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May 03 2013

Caye Caulker: Lazy Day


Yesterday was my recovery day. When I woke up I was weak – fatigued, congested and I had no appetite to speak of. I got up sometime around 7am and came downstairs to sit on the couch. I was feeling adventerous, so I decided to stand up and move outside to the downstairs porch. I started …

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Mar 01 2013

SoCal After Work

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The next several posts will be a wrap-up of last week’s California adventures. On Wednesday night I hung out with a Twitter/FB/online friend who lives in the area. She took me into Santa Ana and we had dinner at Chapter One, which was yummy and made for happy times. On Thursday I made a harrowing …

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