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A Good Recurring Camping Injury To Have?

Every single weekend when we get back from our seasonal site on Sunday night, I feel like my legs are on fire from all the walking, biking, hiking, swimming and assorted heavy lifting I’ve done over the weekend (and no, I’m not just counting all the beer cans I’ve lifted to my mouth as “heavy […]

Music Monday – “To feel the ground beneath my feet/Knowing I’m free/To walk the walk and talk the talk/Sounds okay to me”

This song has a few scenes shot in Shea’s hometown (including shots of a community store and grain elevator that figured prominently in our wedding reception which we held the summer after our destination wedding for all the friends and relatives who couldn’t make it to Mexico.) “The Hobo Song” – Bob Westfall and Westfall […]

My Trip Advisor Review of @SandosCaracol #allinclusive Eco Resort (with bonus pictures)

It’s still pending approval on Trip Advisor but I thought I might as well post my review of Sandos Caracol Eco-Resort, the all-inclusive we just stayed at here as well (with bonus photos, external links, and a few other edits/additions)… [Edit: This might not end up being my Trip Advisor review after all.  I got […]

A Father’s Interview With the BBC Goes *Very* Wrong (With Analysis of the Net’s Latest Viral Video)

This clip has gone viral, obviously because every parent can relate to their kids innocently managing to mess everything up. And here’s some analysis of the clip, section-by-section. [Edit: And it turns out there’s some other analysis which says that this video is a good test to see if you’re racist or not.  If you think […]

Music Monday – “South of the border, down Mexico way/That’s where I fell in love, when the stars above came out to play/And now as I wander, my thoughts ever stray/South of the border, down Mexico way” (And Our Wedding Slideshow!)

Shea likes to joke that I was the “best bride ever” when we were planning our destination wedding in the Mayan Riviera back in 2002. And it’s true – my natural “anal retentive” librarian personality shone through as I pretty much handled all the arrangements from flowers to writing the entire script for the ceremony […]

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds – Three Concerts on the Beach @davetimmexico

It was about a week before we left for the Dominican Republic in February 2015 that I stumbled upon the news that Ringo Starr was performing at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, not far from the resort we’d be at. After some quick discussion, I ended up buying tickets for my parents, Shea and […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Our Mexican Wedding (March 2003)

We leave for Playa Del Carmen in three weeks. Over the past few years, we’ve had a handful of tropical trips, we’ve been back to Mexico once but haven’t been back to near where we were married in fourteen years (this time, we’re at a resort just north of Playa Del Carmen, last time we were […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – New Years Eve Countdown, Iberostar Varadero (December 31, 2015)

Hard to believe that just over a year ago, we were celebrating New Year’s Eve in Cuba!

Friday Fun Link – A New Tradition? December 23 = Kid’s Christmas Donation Day?

Like a lot of parents, Shea and I struggle with how to make sure that our kids (especially Pace now that he’s getting older) understand that Christmas is not just about getting gifts but also about giving. Other years we’ve done things like put toys in Santa Anonymous Bins or other charitable giving.  But this […]

Saturday Snap – Great Photo of the Kids with Grandpa & Grandma

It’s amazing how having everyone looking at the camera *and* catching two kids smiling at the same time helps make a decent photo!