Sunday, 1 December 2013

This is the life

We've escaped the frigid Toronto weather and are staying in Mexico for the next couple of weeks. The boys are playing hooky and Alan and I are relaxing this week in Akumal and attending a meeting in Playa del Carmen next week (the boys will be amused at the resort's Kids Club).

This week we're staying in an amazing two bedroom condo right on the beach. There are only six units in the building, and they're all filled with families with kids. Here's the view standing on the beach looking back at the condo.

The thatched roof on the left is a palapa with a hammock, BBQ, and tables and chairs. The blue tiled tower you can see just to the right of the building is an outdoor shower to clean off the salt and sand from the beach. The pool, on the right, is just outside of our unit (the one with the towels on the railing).

It's nice to sit and drink coffee (or cocktails, depending on the time of day) on the balcony while Cal swims in the pool. That kid is half fish - he'd stay in there all day if we let him. 

The beach on Half Moon Bay is amazing. We've been taking long walks morning and evening, and the boys have been having fun frolicking in the surf. It's been too wavy the past couple of days for snorkeling, but we're hoping the waves die down soon so we can get out there!

The weather has been warm, but overcast with periods of sun. I'm kind of happy to not have all-out sun as I'm sure that our pasty-white winter skin would be burned after spending the whole day outside, even with sunscreen.

We had fun exploring the local town - the boys love the Mexican food at the restaurants in town, and are fascinated by the dogs, cats, and chickens that run free in the streets.

Mother chicken with babies
It's certainly an eye-opening experience for them!

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