Nov 28, 2009

Back from paradise

I made it back from my quick trip to Mexico and had so many random experiences. I know that the bullet format is yucky but seems to be the most appropriate at this point.
  • I loved Mexico and was quickly reminded of the beauty in the beaches, ocean and resorts. But I also realized that things are much more Americanized than ever before...with a Starbucks in short walking distance from most activities. And the expenses of cab rides, fresh fish and even beer which at times was $6 for a Mexican beer have also been Americanized!
  • The biggest shock of my trip was that in ever bathroom a sign was posted reminding guests to not flush toilet paper but instead throw into the trash can next to toilet. Loved Mexico but was never so happy to come home and flush my toilet with the paper.
  • My parents were happy to be in Mexico and share with me their celebration of 40 years of marriage. We made sure to drink enough throughout the trip to redefine CELEBRATION!
  • There was a drunk evening when my parents shed tears about their love with each other, shed tears about my mom being forced to retire within the next week and they shed tears about feeling sad that my life isn't exactly the way they hoped it to be...
  • After four hours of golf I returned to the hotel room with at least 50 mosquito bites and after the entire trip I now sit on my couch with over 100 from the top of my head to my toes!
And those were just a few of the highlights from my trip. Overall it was a nice break from the day to day life and loved sitting on the beach and not at my desk! It was fun to spend time with my parents and see that after 40 years of marriage and 50 years of being a couple they are still wildly in love. I came home feeling grateful for the experience, inspired that love might actually work, mesmerized by the beauty and relieved for toilets that can flush toilet paper!

7 comments:

us2 said...

welcome home.........glad u had a wonderful time...

AJ's mommy said...

Glad to hear you had such a nice time! You have pictures to share?

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

Sounds like you have a very interesting and memorable time. Glad you are back!

WendyB said...

I'm traumatized by the toilet thing.

Weirdly, I was just writing about Mexican beer on my Francis blog.

Renaissance Woman said...

I am hoping to get some pictures posted soon.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

One of the main reasons I can't go on vacations (or spend more than 3 days) with my parents is because they express sadness about the way my life turned out and I can't stand to hear it anymore. You are a saint.

I'm glad you had a good time - let's see some pics!

maryhyland said...

Lucky to u........................................