a few photos from tulum, mexico.

Tulum (Yucatec: Tulu’um) is the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city serving as a major port for Cobá. The ruins are situated on 12-meter (39 ft) tall cliffs, along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayas; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. Old World diseases brought by the Spanish settlers appear to have been the cause of its demise. One of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites, Tulum is today a popular site for tourists.

Mayan Ruins Palms In Tulum Ruins Overlook  Tulum's Door Tulum's Wall Wheels of Tulum

Tulum Beach

cancun, mexico

i can’t believe it’s been over a week since we got back from mexico.  it came and went quickly, but we had an awesome time and will definitely go back. i have a lot of photos to share and will be doing so over several posts.  the first batch of photos is of the hotel itself that was simply stunning. the service was exceptional.

there are two sides of the hotel, one for families with kids under 17 called hacienda and the other side for families with kids/guests over 17 and guess what they call it? HEAVEN!!  that’s right and it was gorgeous.  i spent most of my time on the under 17 side, but did scoot over to the heaven side a few times.


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columbia trail


last week i met up with my friend kathy, over at the junkdrawblog, her sister and we went for a walk along the columbia trail.  her review of it can be found here (shady trail for walking, but watch for the horse poop!).  i enjoyed the day away from work and it was nice to get out for a walk and relax.  my favorite part of the trail was probably stumbling upon the abandoned building below.  not sure what it used to be, but what a great find.  we ended our tour with ice cream. yum.

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this little guy’s name is oliver. i met him two weeks ago and decided to foster him until he finds his furever home. i’m kinda also, maybe looking for another feline.  i rather not adopt until i know what i’m getting.  he’s a very sweet boy, but last night was brutal!

he laid on my chest and lap for about two hours just snuggling with me and then when i put him down for bed, he. went. crazy.  i already have two cats and being in a strange home with new smells he was anxious and stressed. i gave him a few drops of rescue remedy to calm him down.

i stayed up until 4:30 in the morning, rocking, swaying and trying to get him to go to sleep and nothing!  i swear it was just like being awake with a newborn.  makes  me wonder about people who have more than one kid, how they do it.  he made his way into the back of my closet and that’s where he peacefully slept for the rest of the morning.

should you put your crying baby in the closet?  yes, but make sure you leave the door ajar so it can get some fresh air.  seriously though i removed the shoes from my closet and put a litter box, his blanket, his food bowl and a cat bed in there for him to sleep on.  it’s not cruel, but that’s where he is currently happy.  he does and can come out when he wants.  i bring him out for a while so we can cuddle and so he doesn’t think that’s his new home.

he really is a sweet boy though, besides the growling and hissing.  he is used to being around cats, but is not quite ready to hang around my two big kids.  hopefully soon.



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