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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, July 22, 2013

Fragments of Chatty Crone's Life


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Okay I' going to take it kind of easy this week and next and show you some photos of Carmen del Playa - where my kids went this summer. 



Day of arrival - grandson has already made himself at home!

The first tour they took was The Maya Ruins.


If you are interested in learning about them go to this site:

It is only three minutes long - go to about a minute and take a look.  Interesting.

It was a LOT of walking!

But it sure was beautiful!

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Now what were the oldies but goodies doing that week - working on the floor - remember?  Not paying attention to me!


Well this is how I felt when my boy and girl were so far away.



I feel better now that they are home!   Love, Disco



THE LAUGH:




THE LIFT:

55 comments:

Shelly said...

What a wonderful trip! I'm so glad they got to go. He will be remembering that for the rest of his life. Laughed so hard at the pic of the baby and dog!

Tracie Nall said...

Wow. It really is beautiful there. You are making me want a vacation. :)

Happy new week!

Cranberry Morning said...

That looks like a fascinating place to visit, Sandie! And of course I love the German Shepherd poster. :-) They're my favorite, because of Bridger. And it's true - on both counts. :-)

Cathy said...

Sure are some beautiful pictures there.

Rae said...

What a lovely place to visit. Loved the dog and baby picture - it's so true.

Dar said...

the ruins were interesting and it looks like the 'kids' had a great time...but I'll bet you're glad they're back...so is Disco :)
Life is good as God

Sandra said...

i have seen these ruins on TV before. pretty cool to me. i did not know your GS went with his mom. that is great for him. the dancers are pretty but that music hurts my ears... i would love to see this with my own eyes

Pondside said...

Oh boy - that 'lift' quote hit me right where I needed it! Thanks for a great beginning to what is going to be a difficult week of work away from home.

Sharon said...

Sounds like a true *Indiana Jones* adventure trip! Hope to see more photos!

And Disco, it's gonna be OK. They'll be back before you know it!

XO

(P.S. Thanks for your prayers. We were able to return home last night (Sunday) - I have never been so grateful for so many things. Most of all for a God who fought a fire for us!)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh wow, I'd love to go there. What an experience!

TexWisGirl said...

the mayan ruins are so neat! glad they got to see them in person!

Susan said...

Ohhhhh, that sounded like a great trip to Mexico. So glad GS and daughter experienced that.

Hope your Monday is wonderful.

And Disco, now you can get the attention of everyone at home! (I know your Grammie gave you plenty but everything is better compounded by four.) Susan

Debbie said...

What a wonderful quote at the end!!

I love the photos of your daughter and GS. That looks like a marvelous place to adventure on vacation.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so glad that GS and Daughter had such a great trip! Enjoy these last few weeks before school starts. I'm watching Tiger this morning!

hugs,
Linda

Jill said...

I would love to go there! I love anything to do with the Mayans.

I'm glad they had a good time and are home safely.

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Lovely photos of your family Sandie.. I am sure that they had a great time seeing the Mayan indian ruins.
The photo in the video..looks like some water fall hole with carp or catfish at the bottom.
poor Disco..he was having an anxiety attack.. I am glad he is now ok..that the kids are home.
nice post Sandie.
val x x

jack69 said...

WOW, the Mayan ruins we wet to are much smaller. They chose well for a vacation. Glad they enjoyed it.
Disco is such a pout! haha but was glad to see his Boy back. We all liked that.
I got such a smile out of the Laugh and lift. Both made my day....
((HUGS)) from Utah (for one more day!)

Renae Simple Sequins said...

hi Sandie, Thanks for the view of their vaca. Disco is a cute doggie and I like his name. It is a cute "dog" name.

Have a fabulous week, takin' her easy.

Grandma Bonnie said...

That must have been a very educational vacation. I bet it was fun.

My Journey With Candida said...

You would think the older we get the less we would miss and worry about our kids/grandkids.... NOT TRUE I think we worry and miss more.

Great pics they brought back.

Sandee said...

Once a mother or grandmother, always a mother and grandmother. It's our job to look over and worry about our flock.

Have a fabulous day. Big hugs. :)

Terri D. said...

Love "the lift"!! Great photos. I would love to someday see the Mayan ruins. What a great trip!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Definitely beautiful. Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Debby

SweetMarie said...

What a fantastic experience! Love the pics! Keep sharing with us. :)
I LOVE the "laugh"!!!

hugs to you from me!

LL Cool Joe said...

Loved the image of Disco. I have a mirror ball just like that. :D

Pooja Mittal said...

Ur grandson looks so simple and sober.. Im sure he is very inteligent... One in red is your daughter..!!!
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I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a nice vacation they had. It would be an interesting place to visit. Hope you have a wonderful Monday!

Nonnie said...

I bet your grandson came back with lots of tales to tell. He looks so happy and tell him he has a killer smile!
The ocean scene is fabulous - makes me want to be there. Glad your daughter and grandson had that nice vacation together. Sorry about you being neglected, Disco.
I remember when our granddaughter had that mouth to mouth thing going with their dog, Hank. It's cute, but very yucky. :-/

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy Monday to all of you!!!
love
tweedles

Terri said...

Cool place to visit- I am waiting patiently for a camping trip coming up..I sure do need a break. Now just hoping the heat cranks down about ten degrees or so!

Betsy Adams said...

Love your 'lift' statement, Sandie... NEAT...

Sounds like your daughter and grandson had a great trip.. It was a great education for your grandson. NEAT.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ann said...

I have actually seen those ruins. A family trip when I was about 7 or 8. They are amazing.

Katie Clooney said...

Great pics! Your grandson is precious!

mail4rosey said...

It was really cool there, and I love that there was dancing!!!

Laurie said...

wow, what a great trip, I always enjoy my visit here,

Sweet Tea said...

Great Summer memories! Love that.
Good to see Disco looking like his "dapper" self!

Paula said...

Just stopping in this afternoon to say "HI".

Ginny said...

So gosh, this was the real thing!!! So cool!!!! But not for poor Disco...

Merlesworld said...

Interesting place well worth a visit.
Merle...

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I liked the video The Maya Ruins sound and look like a bloody amazing place to visit.....I like the dog poster

barbara woods said...

love the lift

The Boston Lady said...

I was at those very ruins on my honeymoon! Beautiful. I'm back to surfing the blogosphere! Ann

TARYTERRE said...

What a great vacation they had. Love the happiness quote at the end of your blog post.

Skoots1moM said...

Playa del Carmen was where my hubs and I got off our ship (during our honeymoon after the engine room had a fire)...we hired a vw van to drive us into Cancun. What a day!

Zoe Byrd said...

disco would have never wanted to climb all those stairs!

Catherine said...

Looks like everyone had a good time!
Hope you had a wonderful Monday!
xo Catherine

Theresa said...

What an amazing trip! Definitely one that they will remember for a lifetime! It looks so beautiful there!

Betsy said...

A trip I would love to take. So beautiful. Love the dog and child poster, so true!
betsy

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandie .. amazing place to visit - I love those underground waters ...

Extraordinary and thanks for photos and the video - grandson loved it too - you can see it in his smile!

Cheers Hilary

Linda O'Connell said...

Hello there! I have been toPlaya Del Carmen and loved Mexico. We went to the ruins on the hottest day on earth and the guide kept prefacing evry statement with "My friend..." Looks like your family made some good memories. Hope you're having agreat summer.

Maggid said...

Such a lovely blog . . such a wonderful post = beginning with the welcoming "Good Morning" - and continuing on to lift our spirits . . .
Thank You!!
-g-

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Eva Ason said...

Ummm...I am reading the posts backwards today. Great pictures :-)

Dee said...

What a nice vacation....I am sure your grandson came home with lots to share. So glad Disco got his boy back. :)

Denise said...

hope you are enjoying your week, love you.