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The day following lobsterfest was another dreary windy day. Tacogirl had a whole list of fun events planned for the day, some of which were contingent on the weather. At this point, the parasailing trip and the Seaduced Sunset Cruise were both in jeopardy. Read More...
Blissfully hangover free, I met up with the Tacos , Cindy and other assorted bloggers for another hearty breakfast at Estel's. My brother in law, Dave, another early riser, joined our group as we soaked up some sun and made plans for the remainder Read More...
Not surprisingly, our first full day on the island was a lazy one. The kids were sent off on a fishing excursion and the grownups recovered from the night before. Breakfast and Bloody Mary's at Estel's , our favorite place in San Pedro, brought Read More...
For the past few months we have been hearing some good things about the new Sunday family BBQ at John Gray's place on the beach in Puerto Morelos. So, last Sunday we broke from our traditional Sunday Funday in Playacar Phase 1 and made the drive north Read More...
Last evening marked the first of what we hope will be many fun filled nights with the Nasty B.astards Band at the Blue Parrot Beach Club . The band will be in residence at the famous beach club every Monday and Wednesday from 5pm until 9pm playing favorite Read More...
Anyone who has known me for a long time knows that I am a HUGE fan of polo. I like the horses, I like the game, the excitement, the atmosphere, all of it. I started attending polo in Saratoga New York with my pal Allison and her family when I was seventeen Read More...
After a long time away, the Kinnon clan made a trip to Bad Boys Beach Bar for the regular Thursday evening showing of The Nasty B.astards Band. It was a big day on the beach and the bar was packed with lots of Playa regulars, locals and newbies. Playa.info Read More...
After months of anticipation and planning, we are making our final preparations for this year's big adventure, an exciting road trip through Guatemala. The truck has been tuned up, cleaned out and packed. My camera batteries are juiced up and my lenses Read More...
Yesterday, the kids had a day off from school to celebrate (early) Benito Juarez' birthday, so I packed them and their bikes into the Xterra and we set off on a much needed adventure. Our first stop was Coba , about an hour and a half from Playa del Read More...
One of the things I have enjoyed about having my children in the preschool classes at El Papalote School is the lunch program. Rather than each child bringing his or her individual lunch everyday, each mother caters lunch for the entire class one day Read More...
After two failed attempts, Cole and I were finally rewarded for our efforts with a great view of the Carnaval 2009 parade! This year, the floats were staged along Constituyentes before progressing south on Avenida 20 to the Municipal Plaza. The streets Read More...
OK, I have to rant. Why, oh why, does Playa del Carmen not celebrate Carnaval at the same time as every other city/village/island in Mexico? And why, is it so hard to post an accurate itinerary of events, in a timely manner? I make every effort to read Read More...
One of our favorite spots for a quick beach fix is Paamul, the funky trailer park community just south of Playa del Carmen. With wide sandy beaches and calm waters this bay is great for families with small kids. The restaurant is right there on the beach Read More...
Last Friday, the pre-school classes of El Papalote School, Playgroup through K3, gathered near Calle Corazon for a bicycle parade down 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen. In the spirit of Carnaval, the children were all in costume, their bikes decorated accordingly, Read More...
Life has been very kid-centric lately with Birdie's friend Adriel visiting from Maine. Last week, we managed an after school trip to Cenote Azul, one of our childrens' favorite places. We packed a few towels, goggles and a picnic lunch. Everything Read More...