|A Real Update
||[Apr. 16th, 2007|11:51 am]
On the way to Mexico, TSA searched my bags. Could be the dangerous tweezers. We got the giggles about how tweezers could be used in a terrorist plot. "I swear I will pluck every hair out of your face!" Or, would it be more of a stabbing in the eye type thing? "Ouch! That really SMARTS!" I think some of the rules are made because someone watched too much McGuyver(sp?). I just start thinking, how many countries do we have to bomb before we can have eyedrops on a flight? "that smarts" became quite an inside joke with us,..not sure why.
I had such a wonderful trip. Part of the hilarity is my mother. She speaks about 1/8th the Spanish I do, but about 20 times as often. Her way of speaking "El Espanoles" is the addition of -iones to just about any English word. It is a riot! Her enthusiasm is very cute though.
Upon arrival to Isla Mujeres, I was offered "hootchie cootchie" and "hey baby, you want a boyfriend?" all within a 4 block walk to the place we were staying. It was funny.
We ended up going to the grocery store. I was amazed at how much spanish I can read. I'm shy about my accent and pace of speaking, so unless I'm REALLY required to, I don't use my spanish. I can eavesdrop,..especially when people speak slowly. We got our groceries. Oh,..here's a quick guess quiz for you. How much do you think this costs in Isla Mujeres, and which item was most expensive?
Locally grown ground coffee
1 large papaya
1 large mango
1 box of non-refridgerated milk
2 boxes of "crema media"
1 box of "Fruit and Fiber Intregral" cerial
1 bottle "coke light"
2 snack bags of breadsticks
1 bag of cookies
1 bag of mexican hot chocolate mix(for Craig)
1 bag of "hot nuts"
ok,..ready to see what? No...you guess and I'll post later the answer.
The second day we were there we rented a golf cart, which was a riot. We saw the entire island, including the ghetto. Pretty sobering, really. What we consider our ghetto here is NOTHING. I sometimes forget just how rich even the poorer Americans are. We saw the temple to the fertility goddess, which was true Ruins, as in, a pile of rocks. I guess it had topless women statues at one time, but between the Spanish looting it, and the Hurricane, not much is left of it. We headed back to the beach, the most wonderful place ever.
I got to read many books. I was amused by my Mom suggesting I cut up my paperbacks as they were so thick, and that is my new favorite thing. I have many "portions of book" now, rather than entire books.
We went snorkelling which was AMAZING. It's like you've been shrunken down to 1/4 size and thrown into a fancy fish tank. The fish are huge and plentiful.
In other thoughts,..I missed Craig so much. I am delighted to be home to him. Today I am 6.5lbs overweight, and feeling ok about that. Craig and I went on a nice walk yesterday.