We just spent an awesome week on a Mexican Riviera Cruise. :-)
This was a "work" cruise, meaning our business paid for it and Mama and I worked for at least 4 hours a day. I managed to get a lot accomplished on my non-fiction book, although it still has some deep issues to work out. And, of course, we had amazing time.
This was my third time aboard my M. S. Oosterdam. I love her... I wonder how much a cruise ship costs? ;-)
Mexico is not my thing--at least not as much as it is my sister's--but we did have a wonderful time. To go from an Oregon January to Mexico is quite the shock. It was hot.
I like Mexico--
-the crazy people.
-the life and noise.
-the warm ocean.
-the cute little kids running about.
but I love--
-to walk into a store and buy something for what the price tag says it is.
-to walk down a street and no one tries to sell you anything (including themselves as bodyguards).
-black and white. I love colors too, but Mexico doesn't give you a break.
-cold. Summer is awesome, but I'd rather it be cold and brisk than sweltering.
-waitresses that wash their hands.
-water that is drinkable...and cold.
-moments of solitude.
This was my second trip to Mexico and it confirmed that I was not cut out to live there, but that it is a pretty awesome place. I'd love to go back some day.
As for the cruise ship. I love everything about that. :-) Cruising is the way for me to travel. No stress. All relaxation. A wonderful writing atmosphere. Love it. Seriously.
Holland America is amazing, too. They have the best service imaginable and a wonderful, laid-back feel. I guess if you were going to party you might want to pick a different cruise line, but this is the one for me.
I know I can't do the trip justice and I have several book reviews to catch up on and such, so if you want to here more-- wait for some exuberant posts from my sister here. She took some amazing pictures and I'm sure you'll be amused by her posts.
I am now home and it is perfect outside. Sunny, cold, and windy. And an awesome friend is here from PA. I think we shall go take a walk. (Or a gallop or a session on the trampoline....as the case may be.:-)
Thanks for reading,