Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Friday, May 26, 2006
Number 9 on my 101 Things is "I want to own a hot air balloon someday."
A friend said that MSN's This Week in Pictures May 18-25 had a great shot of hot air balloons. I went to look. WOW! Take a look at picture 2. Now you see why I'm fascinated?
I've been on two balloon flights. One was while I was in college and it was a small balloon with a small basket, holding maybe 4 people maximum. When I visited Australia in 2003, I was in a bigger balloon with a bigger basket. Must have been 9 people and the pilot, but it could have held more.
Of course there are pictures!
Posted by Joyce B. at 5/26/2006 03:38:00 PM
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Do you like my new map and the clock? If they are not directly to the right of this post, then scroll down to the end of the page and they should be on the bottom right hand side.
What other cool things should I add to my blog???
Should I post more or less pictures?
Should I write more about my life?
You tell me!
Posted by Joyce B. at 5/23/2006 05:41:00 PM
Sunday, May 21, 2006
I love to eat.
I noticed that I took pictures of almost every place we ate while in Mexico last month. Each restaurant served "salsa" and chips. The salsa was excellent, but it was more like pico de gallo.
Sadly I didn't get a picture at one of my favorite places, the Turtle Bay Cafe in Akumal. I don't think they served chips and salsa.
For fun, I think I'll use a ranking system for the salsa, using a scale of 1 to 5 stars, 5 being the best. Read the picture captions for ratings and see the footnote for a disclaimer.
Salsa rating: ***
The Mango Cafe, in Akumal, where we had smoothies and breakfast tacos.
Salsa rating: ***
Nearest our hotel, the La Buena Vida had good food,
really good salsa and beverages to go.
Salsa rating: ****
Oscar y Lalo's, between Akumal and Tulum, was on this beautiful bay.
Salsa rating: *****
Que Onda means "This Wave" (I think) and served
interesting Italian food on a beautiful patio.
Salsa rating: NA
McDonald's in Playa del Carmen provided a Diet Coke
(with ice and a straw) and a mediocre breakfast taco.
Salsa rating: NA
Posted by Joyce B. at 5/21/2006 11:12:00 PM
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
I like these shoes, they protect my toes, they're rugged and they were a good deal. (They are not real Keen sandals, but rather Sports Authority's own brand.)
After a day of climbing of exploring Mayan ruin sites in Mexico, though, I thought maybe socks and running shoes (without HOLES) would have been better.
The difference is so obvious, right? By the way, I would learn later that some of that was sunburn, not dirt. Sweet!
Posted by Joyce B. at 5/16/2006 11:11:00 PM
While in Mexico I visited two ruin sites: Tulum and Coba.
Tulum is on the coast, in fact you've probably seen it in pictures. It's really gorgeous and unique because it virtually hangs on a cliff.
Coba is inland and surrounded by more greenery and vegetation. There is a 13 story ruin here that we were allowed to climb.
We did not hire a guide at either site, therefore I'm not qualified to tell you much about the pictures below. You'll want to rely on the links for further information.
I climbed all 13 stories. If you don't believe that, ask my knees!
Posted by Joyce B. at 5/16/2006 09:41:00 PM
Saturday, May 13, 2006
I got one comment asking for more pictures. I can do that! More comments, more pictures!!! Come on now, read my rarely updated blog!
Sunrise from the condo terrace.
The rare, but lovely, chicken tree.
Posted by Joyce B. at 5/13/2006 11:45:00 PM
Friday, May 12, 2006
For the record:
I started with 323 pictures and I've whittled it down to 251. I think I could reduce it by a few more if I really tried.
Here are a few snorkeling pictures. Click on each separately for the best view.
Posted by Joyce B. at 5/12/2006 01:24:00 AM