I wish I had all day to perfect this blog, but I don’t. So I’ll just sum up with a few favorite pictures that I neglected to put elsewhere, or that didn’t fit. And maybe a few random Mexico comments.
Random comment #1: the Mayan Riviera is awesome in terms of off-resort wholesome family activities. If you want somewhere stunningly beautiful and/or awesome beaches, Maui is a better bet.
Random comment #2: my office recently installed electronic toilets, no seriously, they automatically flush “hands free”. Supposedly the logic is for germophobes who don’t want to touch public lavatory appliances. The problem is, they fail regularly, leading to toilets that don’t flush at all, or that flush continuously. In Mexico (or at least, at our resort!) they solved this problem via foot-operated toilets. Totally reliable! You will appreciate that I do not have any pictures of this.
Random comment #3: at the fabulous Caribbean all-inclusive resort, you can literally eat – and drink – nonstop. If you go up to the bar and ask them for four beers at once, they say “No problem amigo!” and hand them over. And it’s not just beer, you can get “expensive” drinks too! And the food is non-stop. On the way to the Big Buffet, which is itself truly one of the guilty wonders of the world, you pass 2 or 3 snack bars, which are in & of themselves bigger than your average restaurant, just in case your BMI drops below 50 on the way to the buffet. And it’s all totally grab-what-you- want no-questions-asked. (If my Mom is reading this, she is saying, “Oh! It sounds DREADFUL!”).
Random comment #4: if Mexico can figure out how to erect a modern airport with radar and so on (I saw the antenna), how come they can’t figure out safe drinking water? I guess maybe it is safe enough for them, and not quite worth it to make it safe enough for tourists.
Well, that’s it for my Mexico blog! I hope you enjoyed it! At Spring Break, we’re probably going to either Boston or Chicago. Which is better, for 9+11 year olds? Next Summer, if we can afford it, we’re hoping to rent an RV again (only for a couple of weeks this time) and spend some time in the Yukon. Good Times!