Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Back with a tan

Well.....people with my coloring dont need a tan !

I had a great time on vacation.I usually dont like going on a Carnival cruise because it has too many teenagers and kids but suprisingly this time there were more older people on board.It may be the timing...kids are back in school,families with children would rather spend that money on other stuff than a cruise etc

Got hit with two back to back migraine attacks which I was not expecting!So I was not my usual chirpy self.I usually organise everyone into activities and things to do.
It was cool in Mexico about 68 degrees.I have been there when its blazing hot so I wont complain.hence no bikini pictures of me either.

I had actually taken my running shoes and ended up running 9 miles facing the endless span of water.The only problem was that the treadmill was below glass windows and the temps there were a 100 degrees !The rest of the gym was airconditioned but not the treadmill part!
I managed to gain 2 lbs on top of the 4lbs that I gained from a cruise in November which added to the 12 lbs that I was trying to lose so thats a total of 18 lbs !
Cant diet as I have a half marathon coming up but all that extra running should help!

My most favorite part was going to High Tea with the ladies.We had tea with pastries and little sandwiches while a lady played the piano.It was relaxing and I got to spend time with hubbys grandma,my mom and my mother-in-law.

I am not a gambler but those gambling machines just beckoned !I lost 5 bucks !!!
Father-in-law put in 50 cents and won $ 350 and grandma put in 25 cents and won $50.00

Heres some pictures
This is in Cozumel and what I assume is the most touristy part of the city!
This is a Mayan archealogical site in Progreso

16 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

It sounds like a great cruise...aside from the migraines.
I think it is a law that you gain weight on a cruise (or any vacation)
Good luck training for you next marathon!!!

dons_mind said...

wow! sorry bout the migraines - - but i bet if you would have put that bikini on and had some pics took your head would have felt much better.......................................... (smile!)

sounds like a fun trip - - glad ya had a good time!

some really nasty winds here last night and this morning - wild ride in a motorhome! but no damages for us! heard about some fences down and some wires down here in town, but fortunately nothing more serious than that. lots of prayers for the oklahoma/north texas folks that had so much damage!

hope you all weather the storms with no damages....

Pat Jenkins said...

first i am glad you made it back safely!... and from the pictures i have seen you, along with the rest of your cabin mates, looked great. too bad you had to come back huh?

74WIXYgrad said...

No bikini shots? Rats! Well at least I got my Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue yesterday.

Glad you had a good time while you weren't migraning.

And I'm also glad you're back.

Kathy said...

Sounds like so much fun! And I'm glad your stepson got to meet my son!

M said...

Oh sounds like a fun trip! I've been on one cruise which was my daughter's Make A Wish trip around the Hawaiian Islands and to Kirobiti...it was awesome!

As for running- sounds like you are doing great! I ran 7 before running the half I ran in September...but I ran with my co-worker who just kept the pace and I followed...I took water as I ran but can't eat because it makes me feel nauseous...but when bike riding long distance I would drink Gatorade and eat bananas. Not sure if this is any help or not but GOOD LUCK!! I plan to run the Rock N Roll 1/2 in Seattle in June...so I had better start running...if it ever stops raining!

Grandma J said...

I'm ready for a tropical cruise. My last one was to Alaska, and very interesting and nice, but I want the snorkling and warm water.

MyKidsMom said...

I'm SO sorry to hear you suffer from Migraines, unfortunately that's another thing we have in common:(

Otherwise, the cruise sounds great! I had to laugh at your tan remark, because I'm naturally as white as a ghost,lol. The high tea sounds fun as well.

One of these days I'm going to take a cruise. I'll ask for your expert opinion on which one to take when the time comes;) Glad you had a good time with the family!

janice_phil said...

i bet you had fun. i wish one day i can experience life in a cruise too hehehe..i guess its really cool...

A New York Guy's View said...

Your trip really sounded cool.
Welcome back

Z said...

ouch! There's nothing like a migraine or two to put a dent in a vacation. I had a really bad one once in MX City, funny enough. (maybe because I hated it and couldn't wait to LEAVE!?)

So glad the rest of the trip was nice.

I had them until a certain change in life I'll NEVER admit I've gone through yet (smile!)...GONE. I pray that for you.
Plus, try Excedrin Migraine...good stuff.

xxxx

Leesa said...

Hi there!

I'm coming over from Cliff's blog, since he featured you on his latest post! Nice to stop by and check out your blog! Your cruise sounds like it was a lot of fun...
Take care, Leesa

Jen said...

Frayspoo I need to get over here more often.
your cruise sounds great, except for the migraine part :( We've only been cruising once ~ Nice write up about you from Wixy. :)

Susannah said...

What a great trip!! Welcome back!

Kathy said...

Those are such wonderful pictures. Glad you got to get away. When's the Marathon?

Love Letters to the Middle East said...

I've been to Cozumel! But I didn't get all that much of tan when I was in Mexico.
It actually rained a few days we were there.