Here are some Christmas 2009 pictures. We had a really good holiday at home in Tennessee and were happy to have everyone together, with the exception of Michael. He spent Christmas with his girlfriend and her family in Peoria Illinois. John and Kay had to leave a day early due to the rising flood waters of the White River in Arkansas again. Savannah and Paul told us the very exciting news that she's pregnant and they are expecting their new family addition in June 2010. Grandsons Noah (3 year old in red shirt) and Atticus (3 year old in blue & white prison issue) had a great time on their new BIG Wheels taking laps through the kitchen and den - picture not shown - So, just use your imagination to get the mental picture of two 3 year old boys racing bright red BIG WHEELS through the house. It was a great Christmas.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
We had our taxi driver take us to Akumal, Mexico which is supposed to be one of the best snorkeling locations on the Mayan Riviera. The water was a little cool and Josephine was reluctant to get in. After hearing that there were giant sea turtles swimming around, she braved the water temperatures and joined me as I was already swimming with the turtles.
After docking at the pier in Calica, Mexico, we hired a taxi and driver for the whole day. Tulum was our first stop. We roamed the ruins of the Mayan city which is right on the Carribean as you can see in some of the pictures. The main temple is on the edge of a cliff overlooking the water. We got there early in the morning so we had the chance to take many pictures with no one else in them. It's a peaceful and beautiful place when no one else is around. The only sounds were the birds and the waves crashing against the shoreline below. We saw alot of iguanas and they were really big!