Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Cancun Part 4 :-)

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything  better"  Albert Einstein

"There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more"  Lord Byron

A week flew by so quickly while we were in Cancun.... here are just a few more pictures I wanted to capture and share of our time there. Another morning sunrise, this time from our balcony.....




The last evening we were there they had a lovely dinner out on the back lawn by the water. Once again the staff of JW Marriott did an amazing job! Delicious food and lovely table settings along with superb service. All made for a truly memorable evening.


The gift shop in the lobby was getting prepared for day of the dead.....a very big celebration......


Next to our hotel was the Hard rock Hotel.... we were able to sign in to go to the gift shop there and to look around a little bit.


Lots of history on those walls.... we enjoyed looking around and getting some photos before leaving.





                                       Anyone recognize this shrimp market??? ;-)


       This was at the airport and we were able to pick up a few things to bring back home with us.


 Including these most delicious cookies for the plane ride back... well you know originally we were going to share them with the girls, but then there was a delay when we landed... and we were hungry.... so.... well, they didn't exactly get to try them! LOL! But I must say they were quite delicious!!

              Until next time Cancun.... hopefully we will be back soon and have our girls with us! :-)

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair"

                                                                                                                                     Khalil Gibran

                                                                     Blessings,
                                                                           Jill



Monday, November 21, 2016

Cancun Part 3

"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak"  Hans Hoffman

I may have a few catch up posts as I enjoy taking lots of pictures of experiences in my life. I enjoy looking back over important memories to me, so bear with me. :-)

On one of the days we were there, Jerry went out with a group from his work to snorkel and I stayed back at the hotel and actually ended up working on my business. The gentleman came to clean our room and I spoke to him a few moments and told him I was hanging out and working and that I would be on the balcony if he wanted to go ahead and clean. Well to make me smile he left this towel animal for me, I have to admit it worked... I've seen them for our girls at Disney before, but have to admit this was the first time I had one done for me. Pretty cool ;-)
Isn't he cute??



While Jerry was out on the island for snorkeling, they actually had to cancel due to the roughness of the water; so they ended up playing volleyball. Jerry happened to step on something buried in the sand and when he reached down and dug a bit, he found this. He brought it back to the hotel, but we didn't bring it back with us. Didn't want it to possibly tie us up in customs.


We enjoyed several evenings of just sitting outside talking and listening to the waves, it was nice and warm and relaxing.


                    Walking around the resort at night was just a s pretty as in the day time.





                              The quieter you become, the more you can hear"  Ram Dass


            One of the days when it was rain showers and overcast we walked down to the mall.


Wanted to get a few souvenirs to take home. I loved that the restaurants and all there had these to hang your purses and bags on. Also the mall was very clean and well kept. Was so nice to see!


                   Jerry of course had to try these on, lol!! It totally suits him don't you think? ;-)


In one of the stores they had the Garra rufa fish that eat the dead skin off of your feet, so Jerry of course said he had to try it, lol...


                      Here's a video of him trying it out for the first time. He kept laughing... :-)




                                                 I was good just taking the pictures ;-)


It was really overcast a few of the days and the water was so rough you couldn't really swim in it without getting knocked down. Jerry was determined to get more shells though, so it was comical watching him fight the waves....


He did find a bunch of pretty cool ones though. The girls were happy when we brought them back and we also brought some of the sand. :-)




                   One of the other mornings he left me a little owl made of the towels too :-)
We left him a nice tip when we left, we usually do to the ones that really take good care of the room. I'm sure the company did as well... but we wanted to. :-)



There was a nice restaurant attached to our resort called Beachwalk. Since all the seating is outside their menus are done on wood. It's pretty cool, that way they won't blow away. :-)



     Even though they put this fake owl up it didn't stop all the birds from joining us for lunch. :-)




      Jerry ordered the fish tacos and absolutely loved them!! Said they were the best he ever had!


           I treated myself to a strawberry daiquiri... only get them once in awhile, it was a nice treat ;-)



                         " Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life" Omar Khayyan

                                                                       Blessings,
                                                                             Jill

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Cancun, Mexico Part 2


                "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

                                                                                                               Abraham Lincoln

 Feeling so blessed to be on this trip and exploring a new place, we wanted to wake early one morning to see the sun rise over the water. We were first on the beach that day and the beauty was breathtaking.

Time to reflect, unwind, and just enjoy each other's company as a couple. We missed the girls so much and wanted them there with us, but we also realized that this time alone as a couple was necessary.... so we learned to embrace it and enjoy the day.


These are some more views from around our resort that we stayed at. Love how the sky and lighting changes as the sun slowly rises.




                                   This is one of my favorite pictures from that morning.


           We sat down on the beach chairs and just enjoyed the process of nature at it's finest :-)


      "Keep your face always towards the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you"  Walt Whitman




This is a video I took while we were sitting there, I just love hearing the waves.... deep breath and breathe.... whatever may be troubling you shall pass.... take a moment and just bask in God's beautiful creation.







"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present"

                                                                                                                                   Jim Rohn






    One of Jerry's favorite things to do is to collect seashells as we walk the beach.... love this guy :-)


The sun rising casts a whole new beauty to the resort as we head to the restaurant for breakfast. :-)


                    So thankful... so blessed.... so begins another amazing day with the man I love.


                       If you missed part one you can click here to read :-)   More to come!

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when it seems everything is going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles!"  Audrey Hepburn

                                                                             Blessings,
                                                                                  Jill