Archive | April, 2012

Spring in Mexico: a Heated Experience

11 Apr

A week of incredible heat has been the setting for Mandy and her cats Mexican orientation.  We have seen the hottest temperatures since we have moved here(over 35 degrees) and it did not rain for 1 month!  That dry spell was broken with rain over the last couple of days and a return to a more comfortable temperature range of 29-33 degrees celsius (+30 almost seems chilly by comparison).  The cats having been loving their new friends and their new location so the interaction between the five cats and the 16 turtles has been priceless.  All the cats have been getting along and that is good because we have been out of the house a lot.  We have been finding apartments with Mandy, introducing her to our friends and preparing for more friends to visit as well as our eventual departure.  We are enjoying our remaining time here as much as possible by diving and taking advantage of  the local food, drink and cheer. It is still hard to believe that we will be returning soon but we are looking forward to another amazing road trip, and our reunion with friends and family.  After all our adventures and with all our amazing friends my roots have been firmly anchored here in Cozumel.  There will always be more adventures in the future but my heart will  reside in this island paradise.

Mandy - 26 years old, Seba tree - 400+ years old.

Homer loves feeding the turtles banana.

Mini Mew exploring the yard.

Roxy, Jessica, Ricky and Pepe at the Money Bar.


Homer, Mini Mew, Bill, and Kitty wanting to go into the yard.

Five Cats and a Birthday.

3 Apr

After arriving last night, Loretta, Mandy and her three cats are waking up to a Mexican sunrise.  For Homer, Froggy, and Mini Mew the sights, sounds, and stress of a 12 hour travel day has melted away and now they are left with tropical paradise to explore.  So far all is well between all five of the cats!  We introduced them last night and there was not much drama at all. The were lucky enough to arrive on Liz’s birthday so after unloading at our place, we had some island cheer and closed down El Moro.  This birthday dinner was the summation of a full day of diving and having birthday fun.  Even though the day was long we still celebrated late and the staff at El Moro was more than accommodating by keeping the restaurant open an extra hour just for us.  Today we will allow our guests to settle in somewhat and the we will have to prepare for Liz’s birthday party tonight.  We have been very busy the last week planning for Liz’s birthday, preparing for Mandy’s arrival, planning our return, finishing our taxes, turning on our services at home, servicing the car, etc.  In between the work we have been visiting friends and diving when we can.  Now that most of the work is done we can enjoy our last month here and spend time with our last few visitors before having to face the frigid spring temperatures in the North once again.