Sunday, August 25, 2013

 Hello!
I said that I was going on a vacation with my family, well, we went and now I am home. I'm not ready to start working again, but that is what we do. Before I start to clean, cook, wash, and quilt, knit, etc. I thought I would let you know a little about our trip to Cancun, Mexico

This is the view that greeted us the first afternoon at lunch. I was beautiful!
The only problem I had was that is was hot!!
 I told you about my son and I chasing the "Super Moon" last month, well I just had to take a picture of the moon from the beach at the hotel. That is what I would call a Super Moon! It was a full moon and it changed as the clouds flew by. Every night we could watch the beach and the moon from our patio.
 We spent on day on the island Majeres, just 40 minutes away from the coast of Cancun. The island was beautiful, and the beaches were easier to play on with our 2 little girls. We did find a few topless sunbathers, but my husband was very discreet has he lead us through the sun bathers, so that our sons had no ideas what they had missed.
 Just down the street from our hotel was a place called El Ray. It is an area of ruins that were not tall, but very interesting and not just because remains of the civilization that had once lived here. They were inhabited by at least 500 Iguanas.
Everywhere you looked an Iguana was waiting for you to past by. It was a little creepy at first, then we started noticing how big some of them had grown. As long as you left them a lone you were just fine, but if you can too close to them they would start shaking their heads. That meant you were too close.
The only other problem there was that is was so hot that we all looked like we had been sprayed with a hose. That would have been nice. 
I said it was Hot!!!
 We found a pirate ship and I was sad to learn that we did not have enough time to meet the pirates themselves. Next time I go I'm planning on eating dinner with them. I had to show you the ship and the wonderful embellishments on the back of the ship. 
That reminds my I have a mermaid quilt I need to finish.

The last night we were there, as I was trying to get some sleep, (we had to leave for the airport at 4:30) my husband ran into the room and said that he had just seen a Giant Sea Turtle on the beach. Actually he had seen 4 that night. We ran down to see one right off from the stairs leading to our hotel. She was flipping her fins, throwing sand all over and getting ready to lay her eggs.

We were told to stay away from her so that she did not see us, if she did she would go back to the sea. There were 5 girls there with buckets waiting for her to leave, so that they could take the eggs to a safe place until they hatched.
They lay between 75 to 180 eggs at one time and they are the size of a ping pong ball.
I am so happy that there are people that care enough to help the animals around the world. The turtles come to this beach from July to October, so this not just a few night during the year.

I changed seasons this evening. I started a Christmas quilt that I will post for you to see and if you like it I will give you the pattern, as I go along.

Good Bye for now,
Laurie

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