Saturday, October 20, 2007


I know, I know - it's been way too long between posts. We had a blast on Isla Mujeres and as soon as we got home Troy took off on a Morgan 41' sailboat with some friends to help them get to Pensacola. He went as far as Houma, Louisiana and rented a car for the drive home. It took them about 7 days to make it to Houma in the ICW and about 5 hours for Troy to drive back home!

Troy is doing great these days. He had a visit with Dr. Jac (his oncologist) a couple of days ago. His bloodwork looks great the he will have a PET Scan before the end of the year. We are anticipating that he will get a NED (No Evidence of Disease) result from the PET Scan.

I will try to get caught up and start posting again. Hopefully everyone is still looking in every now and then.

Here's a couple of great pictures from our Isla vacation:

Friday, October 19, 2007

Life Is Good Here on Isla

We are still having a great time - just hanging out and enjoying the beautiful scenery and the wonderful culture of Isla. Here's picture of our view from Jax as we eat breakfast, check email and post to the blog. Not much news to post, just day after day of enjoying each others company. This has been a perfect vacation after the year that we have had.

Check out the sunset from the roof of the dive shop!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Troy's Birthday!

Today is Troy's birthday and we are spending it on beautiful Isla Mujeres! We're having a wonderful time. The weather has been great. It rains almost everyday, but usually for no more than 20-45 minutes. The humidity has been pretty low and there is a continuous breeze that keeps everything just right.

We are just taking it easy - our motto - "Plans? What Plans?" Most days we head for the beach right after breakfast, then, when we get tired of lazing around on the beach we head for the room and a nice siesta. Then, later on we walk into town for a stroll and dinner. What a life. I could get used to this!

We rented a gilf cart yesterday and spent most of the day crusing around and taking in the wonderful views. Life is good!

We have noticed lots of changes to our quiet little island. Mostly construction of condos everywhere. These condos are expensive and are marketed to foreigners. I can only imagine what this will mean to Isla. It makes me sad, but I guess nothing stays the same forever. I can only hope that it will be good for the economy and for the people who live here.

Another sad development is the erosion of Playa Norte. The beach here changes continually, but we have never seen it like this. I hate to see the beautiful palm trees falling into the sea. The local government and beachfront property owners are busy filling sandbags and doing what they can to stop the erosion. Hopefully it will not be a futile effort. The spot where this photo was taken was a large beautiful beach just a few short weeks ago. Luckily there are still portions of the beach that are bigger than ever.

Gotta run - the sun is out and the water is just right!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

We're Here!

We are having a great time here on Isla. The weather has been sunny/rainy/cloudy. We've never been here at this time of year, most of the time we are here in the summer. It's kinda nice that it's not blazing hot. Lots of things have changed since our last visit, but it feels really great to be back. Especially with our new found appreciation of life!

We're sitting in a sports bar (Jax) and drinking a bucket of beer while we use the wireless inernet. Life is good and i'm so glad to be here istead of a hospital somewhere.. the Texans lost today but it's not the end of the season for them.... we are watching the Cowboys right now..

This is our test of posting in Spanish - all of the blogspot instructions and posts are in Spanish here. Hopefully we will have success!

This guy visits our patio each morning hoping Troy will throw him a peanut!

Monday, October 8, 2007

The Countdown Has Begun!

We are counting down to Mexico! We're both ready to get there and spend some time with just each other, relaxing and having fun and trying to forget all the worries of the past year. I will try to update the blog while we are there so check back often.

I'm hoping to see a few sunsets just like the one in the picture

Troy is getting better every day. He still has some problems after he eats, but that is to be expected. I figure some beach time will work wonders for him!

If you're lucky enough to be at the beach...then you're lucky enough! -- Author:?