Saturday, July 31, 2010

Gypsy Caravan and Rain


Circle of Death

A fun little game.....Gypsy or no?



It was Barb's birthday....the cake says.....Grasshopper say...Happy Birthday Barb! with little grasshoppers on it! It was in reference to our day at Coconuts in Mexico!!!


Well after all the work on the back yard about twenty minutes into the party dark clouds were rolling in ....so we grabbed all the stuff that would get ruined by the rain and headed inside. It was sort of a bummer! But we didn't allow it to ruin our fun....We consoled outselves with some drunk gummy bears and drunk gummy worms! And jello shots too!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Gypsy Caravan Bash

I know I still need to blog the rest of the Cozumel Adventure...but wanted to post a bit about our backyard bash...It's Saturday and the theme is Gypsy Caravan....Found the pciture above...love the wonderful skirts and outfits....not sure ours will be quite as wonderful....but we shall try...

Every year we host a backyard bash...usually the second half of July...and every year we have a different theme. Part of the fun of the party is finding the decor and food and drinks. This year with all my trips I feel a little unprepared but then I felt that way last year for the HillBilly Hoedown and it turned out great!

I am watching the weather for Saturday and they are calling for rain but who knows. Every day that it has called for rain it has been earlier in the day and then cleared off. Won't really be able to know until that day I guess. If it rains I suppose we will move the event inside....it won't be quite the same and will be a bit crowded....but we shall make do!

I'll be back later Ginger's Journey readers to post about the party and add another Cozumel day! Until then ...take care and enjoy this last brilliant (and hot) part of summer!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Cozumel Day Dos


Quite a lot happened on Day 2....got a couple rain showers but mostly a good day...the weather was at least looking better!


First the four adults, loaded in Barb's rental car with the intention of going with her on a timeshare excursion. She rented the car super cheap with the promise to go on this tour. When we arrived in Cozumel downtown to take the ferry, she discovered that only two adults could go. So after some discussion, Cresia and Barb headed over to the mainland while Donna and I did a bit of shopping and looking around.
At a jewelry shop. I haggled with the owner over a ring, which I did end up buying AFTER he came WAY down on the price and we had a shot of tequila together. Later I was like...now I would have killed the kids if they had taken a tequila shot with some strange guy...I mean what if it had drugs in it or something...But none the less, I love my ring! And every vendor after that asked about my ring...hehehehe.
We headed back to the resort to check on the kids and they were enjoying the hot tub and relaxing. After we had lunch we took them back into town for shopping where they enjoyed the market place and trying to get good prices. In the pciture above a street vendor is creating a bracelet for Kelsey. He was amazing. He used the string in assorted colors and created a bracelet with her name on it! She really liked it. We waited through a couple ferries and then decided Barb and Cresia weren't showing up on time so we ended up back at the resort.
Went back into the ferry again but then as we were headed out one more time, Barb and Cresia showed up at the resort. They had taken a taxi since weren't there. We were glad to all be together again and discovered they had a great adventure at a FIVE DIAMOND resort place!
Dinner, drinks, and then in for an early night....except the kids....they went to the club on the resort and danced and had a great time!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Summer Updates

Just got back this afternoon from our camping trip. Adventures have taken up most of my summer....and there's a couple more to go. Our annual summer bash...Gypsy Caravan is scheduled for Saturday the 24th of July and then a trip to Houston, Texas, right before I'm going back to work. This has been an awesome summer but not one I could repeat every year! Lol.

I still need to finish bloggin Cozumel...Day Two....and some other news worthy stuff....but I am tired so just wanted to post a quick update...:)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Iguana Nightmares


This is what I'm talking about. They were everywhere....lurking around the pool, under porches, and on sidewalks. Some were little and some were huge. I don't care what the others say....one of these things was in my room!!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Day One Cozumel


Wow....we started out bright and early for the airport....3:15a.m. We were all a little nervous because the night before we had discovered that a tropical storm was headed right for Cozumel and the forecast was rain ALL week. That was a sobering thought for a tropical vacation. Not only that but who really WANTS to fly into a tropical storm...scary. When we woke up we felt a tiny bit better because the storm had shifted away from the island.....so we headed out!

Our flight took off right on time and in no time at all we landed in Dallas where we grabbed a quick breafast and then loaded another plane for Cozumel. When we got close to landing we could see the storm clouds and when the plane landed on the rainy runway....it felt like we hydroplaned a little but finally after a couple anxious moments we came to a stop.


They delayed us getting off the plane a bit because we descended right off the plane onto the runway...no nice covered hallway to take into the airport. Since it was raining, they didn't want us to have to be in the rain while waiting. After a little bit of a wait to get through customs and a bit of paperwork (all in Spanish) we were on our way. Since Kelsey, Larissa, and I were with Apple vacations we had a voucher for a taxi and a greeter was waiting for us. The time share people tried to grab us but we ignored them and soon we were driving along the ocean headed to the Allegro Cozumel. It was all so different....it made my head spin. We were in a taxi van with quite a few other people. We stopped at two other resorts before we arrived at ours.


We checked in and our bags were waiting to be taken to our room...when the rest of the party arrived. There was a mix up with Barb's reservation but she got it straightened out fairly quickly. We ate a quick lunch and then looked around the resort a bit. It was raining but we were optimistic that things would improve! We ended up drinking quite a few drinks. It was new and exciting to try different ones that we had never heard of. We went swimming in the ocean in the rain and enjoyed more drinks at the beach bar. Later we had dinner in the dining hall and tried to catch our breath from a whirlwind day!


Our group of three was in a second floor room. The roof was vaulted and made from like thatched grass. There was also a loft or alcove like place that was dark and gloomy. When we went to bed I started worrying that someone was up there so I turned on the lights and Kelsey climbed up there to check. There were blankets and bottles up there but no person...thank goodness. The room seemed a little gloomy because of the vaulted thatched ceiling.

The night seemed long and noisy. There were frogs going crazy all night long and the room was not very sound proof. Later in the night the people in the room behind ours came in and started fighting. It was just like they were in the same room with us. It went on for an hour or more! Then just when I drifted off to sleep, I heard a weird noise...right by my ear. I freaked out...it was sooo close. I jumped up on the bed in the dark and yelled...:"What was that?" I knew there was something in the room but I couldn't even remember where the light switch was. Larissa laughed at me but Kelsey never even woke up. Finally I gave up and went back to sleep.


The next day another couple was telling us how they had woke up to find an iguana in their room. It had gotten in through the thatched roof. No one wanted to believe me but I am telling you there was something in my room! I went to the front desk and asked to be changed because of the fighting and was REALLY glad when they put us in a groundlevel room right over by our friends. That room was light and airy and so nice and quiet.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

What Happens in Mexico

Stays in Mexico......well...there are some photo shots that will NEVER see the internet but here are some famous quotations to get you thinking...I'll blog the adventure...but for today... just a few quotes...

1. "Grasshopper says...."

2. "I had Sex at Coconuts all afternoon."

3. "WWF and Fishin...bitches"

4. "Too much tequila"

5. "Do you need a wheelchair?"

6. "My co-pilot did that landing..."

7. "Uno mas"

8. "What! Something's in the room" (said while standing on the bed in the dark room in the middle of the night)

9. "I'm Mexican."

There's plenty more...but I have to get ready to celebrate the 4th of July

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