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I think we’ve firmly established by now that we are beach people. We love the sun, the sand (even when it makes our way into our bed), the activities we can do in and on the water and we don’t even mind all that much when the pesky saragasso rolls in. But we also know that there is life beyond the beach worth exploring. And so when we are lining up our house sitsĀ for our time away from Mahahaul, our quest is always for something “different.” I should tell you that as far as our living situation goes, I’m the…

Rainy Day in Xcalak

When you wake up to this sight you pretty much know what kind of day it’s going to be. With storms rolling in our go-to activities of snorkeling, swimming, kayaking and fishing are pretty much off the table. So what to do when there are rainy days in Xcalak? I mean work, of course, is an option. But even better? A lazy, laying around kind of Friday. Not such a bad way to kick off the weekend. Have a good one!


A heat wave here in Merida (109F yesterday) has us running for cover and brainstorming about places we can hide from the sun. You know an unexpected bonus about art? Art needs to be in a climate controlled environment and climate control, my friends? Well, that means air conditioning! So off to the Palacio Municipal Merida (Merida Municipal Palace) we ran. The Municipal Palace was once the home of the governor as well as the center of the government for the state of Yucatan but now is mainly a museum. It’s home to some stunning artwork portraying the (often bloody)…

Well, as we are tying up all of our loose ends here in Kansas City in preparation for our move to Playa del Carmen Mother Nature threw us a curve ball and Snow-Mageddon hammered us with about 14 inches of snow. It pretty much shut the city down but since I had plans to have a last hurrah with some buddies we proceeded anyway. It gave me a chance to test out my new GoPro Camera HD HERO3: Silver Edition and it also reminded me of just how much I want to be on the beach! Here’s a snippet of…


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