Monday, November 25, 2013

Cancun Birthday Trip #6: A Beach Day!

Finally, Rob and Tom on a beach day!
Sunday, Nov. 17 was our beach day. The clouds finally departed and the sun shone brightly as temperatures warmed near 90F in Cancun, Mexico.

After a 6:30 a.m. breakfast, we decided to walk the beach as the rough waves continued to crash upon the sand. We walked for about 2 hours and looked for shells as we did.

The beach from the pool of our resort
DAMAGED HOTELS- As we walked north along the beach there were several hotels that were hurricane damaged and abandoned. They were also stripped of resources that would be used in other new structures. One hotel was roofless and we could see where a pool once sat, only by blue tiles along a broken wall facing the ocean. I don't know which storm that was that caused the destruction, but I would guess it was hurricane Wilma in 2005.
someone parasailing on the beach

Tom and Rob enjoying the sunshine on Cancun beach!

 Tom managed to get a nice tan, and Rob, despite sunscreen, managed to get a red-sunburnt chest and shoulders (although covered with a shirt and towel most of the time.
Clouds moved in later
Clouding up in the afternoon
READING/WATCHING -    We did a lot of reading on the beach and a lot of people watching. There were a LOT of people that should NOT have taken their shirts off...  Of course, they did offer shade to little kids that couldn't find an umbrella. :)


Later, Tom found his margarita!

Tom's margarita was out!

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next