Thursday, March 5, 2009

Beach dreaming on a snowy day

As I sit here looking out my window at the snow that's falling once again I can't help but wish it was April already as we will be back in Playa del Carmen and the surrounding areas with the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. This particular picture is from a nice resort in Tulum. We had a great day there. It's a short drive from Playa del Carmen and Tulum is a pretty little Mexican town with a fantastic beach. We had these wonderful lounge beds practically right on the surf and the service was exceptional! Great food and drinks, awesome beach, beautiful day and all shared with the people closest to us - what could be better!

I look forward to our return to Playa so we can explore other little communities. The people are so friendly in Mexico and everything is so relaxed. Once you unwind and get in the right frame of mind it's a blissful way of life. No worries, no hurries - NO SNOW!!!! Just enjoying life and soaking up the sun!

Sitting on the beach with a bucket of cold beer at hand is certainly a hard way to spend the day but you know, I'm sure up for the effort. A bucket of beer, a good book, food delivered right to me and the surf just a couple of steps away - ahhh, what a life! I'm loving it - just wish I could love it more often and for longer periods of time. Oh well, a few more years and we can become snowbirds!

We haven't been down to the beaches in Cancun yet. I'm not even sure I want to see them. We really prefer a more natural environment with a different culture and I suspect that perhaps Cancun has become very Americanized. I know the one time we ventured to Cancun and checked out the town and the mall it was as if we were in America or Canada. Too big and too commercial for what we like when we travel. We'd much rather feel as though we're in another country experiencing another culture and lifestyle - otherwise we could just stay home if we wanted something that's the same as we have at home.

PS:  Want to come play in Playa del Carmen?