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!




3 comments:

shawn said...

Hi y'all, just wanted to say happy birthday to Troy. I love you both and I'm glad y'all are having a good time. Have you checked in on Harley? Just wondering how he's doing with strange people. Call me when you get back. Love ya!
Kayla says hi and she loves yall

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
i'M SO GLAD THE WEATHER CLEARED UP JUST FOR YA'LL. YA'LL BOTH LOOK GREAT!
LOTS AND LOTS MORE BIRTHDAYS,
AND LOTS OF LOVE TO BOTH OF YOU,
MOM

KJL said...

Glad yall are having fun! Have a beer (or two) for me. (Stacy's b-day was the 17th, too!)

Come home safely.

KJL