Wednesday, April 23, 2008 6:15 AM
Hot Sun and Hangovers - Blogger Blowout Day 2
Day two of the Blogger Blowout was a hot one, much to the chagrin of us bloggers, each wearing varying shades of HUNGOVER! After a quick latte at Aluxes, we slowly piled into our carts and headed out across the island for a bit of good old-fashioned sight-seeing.
Aluxes Coffee Bar
Lisa and Heather
Mimi (who I am quite sure still could not pass a FST at this point), Jonna and our tour guide, Wayne.
Kelly "Cancun Canuck". Nice to finally meet her in person :)
Taco on the rocks.
Our next stop was the turtle breeding facility on Sac Bajo. In all of our trips to Isla with the children, this is one place we have not yet visited. Bad Parents.
Rob feeding the turtles.
As promised...bloggers with cameras.
You lookin' at me?
OK, this is going to sound horrible but all I kept thinking was "Wow, those shells would make for some stunning jewelry." I know, very bad.
Paul checking the outside holding tanks.
Lisa catches the shot.
After our brief repreave from the scorching, dehydrating sun we made a quick stop at what is surely the most beautiful overlook on the island near Garrafon Park. I'll never stop being amazed at the color of the water.
Frigates on a line.
Heather getting the view to Cancun.
Another short cart ride brought us to the southern tip of the island, the site of an old Mayan temple to the goddess Ixchel. Appropriately, it is now the site of a real live, fake Caribbean Village with over-priced trinket shops and a modern sculpture garden. In all honesty, I love a good tourist trap like ya'll do, so we have made many stops here in the past to enjoy an afternoon cocktail and the amazing views.
The Caribbean side of Isla Mujeres at Punta Sur.
Wayne enjoying the view and a popsicle. I think that iguana was hoping for a taste.
This spot has the market cornered on iguanas. They are everywhere.
A clever shopkeeper gave me a banana from his stash to feed this big guy.
I got my close-up and the shopkeeper made a sale, a pretty handpainted bowl for my kitchen.
The rest of the merry bloggers (who got to sleep in, damn them) met us at a local waterfront cockteleria for lunch and discussion of all things blog related. Heather had found a great book, "Noone Cares What You Ate For Lunch" , chock full of interesting ideas for blog entries. We each randomly selected our assignments which are to be completed and posted simultaneously this Friday, April 25. Should be interesting to see how these entries fit into each of our blog styles.
Cockteleria Justicia Social
Kelly reading through various blogging ideas, "The Husband" and lovely wife Teresa "What I Do All Day" in from Merida.
Heather preparing our Blogging assignments, Kelly and Teresa's husband who's name, as promised, will remain unpublished to protect his super secret identity ;)
Hair of the dog.
After a fine lunch, good conversation and a few beers to take the edge off, we all went our separate ways to enjoy the remainder of the afternoon and rest up before dinner. More Blogger Blowout shenanigans to follow!!