Nov 29, 2009

There's No Place Like Home

I have decided I'm not a good traveller.

I really want to be. I fancy myself to be very worldly, in fact. But the truth is...I suck at air travel. Which means, I'm not particularly worldly at all. Just fairly road-worthy. I do incredibly well in a car. Can find my way by map or highway marker with ease. I'm happy to drive up to 14 hours at a time with very little complaining. But fly? Oh, no. No ease. No happiness.

Having said that, I did have a great time in Mexico. I came back tanned and full of red welts from their giant mosquitos. I bought bug lotion on the last day. Tip for travellers: bring the bug lotion with you - even if you think you won't need it.

I do apologize for the lack of posts. I tried to use the resort's computer (even pre-set a post here - hence the date on the last post, which was in fact written on Nov. 25th) but their wireless was on the fritz and I couldn't upload the post to my blog.

I will also get some photos uploaded in the next day or so. I'm suffering a bit of jet lag and my brain seems to still be on vacation.

It's also going to take me a while to catch up on all your posts, so bear with me. I can't wait to hear what you've all been up to.

Also, for those who were wondering:

-Yes, I drank Margaritas all day - every day. Also, Pina Coladas and Dirty Monkeys (coffee liquer and banana liquer - yum!)

-No, regardless of the copious amounts of booze, I did not get drunk. Which either means they water down their booze, or I was just sweating out the alcohol faster than I imbibed it.

-No, I am not pregnant.

-No, I did not bring home a house-boy named Jesus. Or a donkey. Or a small child.

Thanks for all the well-wishes. That, combined with many pleas to the elements and the gods, I had a nice trip and got home in good order. Blessed Be!

21 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

All-inclusives are great but you're right -- the booze is watered down to nada! Probably safer that way for everyone concerned. Welcome home!

halloween spirit said...

Sounds like a great trip, in spite of the bugs. Can't wait to see photos!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

welcome back! i can't wait to see your pics!

Tori said...

Welcome back! Glad you had a fun time. :)

Jeanne said...

Welcome back! Glad you had fun. The hardest part of any vacation is coming home and getting back into the groove.
Can't wait to see the pics!

mxtodis123 said...

Sounds like you had a real fun time. Welcome back. We missed you.

Tiffany said...

Welcome back! I'm excited to see pictures of this trip. And you really make me want to try a Dirty Monkey ;)

Bridgett said...

What? No boy toy named Jesus to play with? For shame! For shame! LOL

Sounds like a lovely time, especially the 'not being pregnant' part. :D

Welcome home.

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boo

Mother's Moon's Message said...

so glad to have you back with us.... glad also to hear you had a great time... nice contrast in temps Im sure.... :-)

Lisa said...

Glad you had a good time and it's good to have you back. :)

Lyon said...

Welcome home!!! It's good to hear from you and that you had a good trip. The bugs - not so much, but major thumbs up on dirty monkeys and margaritas! ;-)

Can't wait to hear more about your trip.

LJ said...

Damn......I was hoping for pics of the donkey.:) LOL j/k Glad you had a great time!

Anna said...

again mmmm margaritas all day :-) glad you're home safe!

Dede said...

I so agree with you. I would much rather drive than to fly. Glad that you are back with us, can't wait to see all of your pictures.

(((HUGS)))

motheralice said...

Welcome home! Sorry air travel sucks for you, but at least you had fun in between!

girlichef said...

LOL!!! Glad you're home...but I can't wait to hear about what you did bring home ;) Still jealous :D

Michelle said...

Dang, not even a houseboy? Lol! I am so jealous you went to Mexico!! Glad you had a good time..just in time for your move! I can't believe you're moving like me...during the holidays, no less! Good luck with yours....I will be thinking of you when I'm moving too. :)

Jeanine DeNitto said...

I am a terrible traveler, I don't like being away from home even overnight. so I applaud your bravery in going to mexico, and glad you had a good trip!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Ick, I hate to fly too. Absolutely nerve wracking. Sounds like you had a blast!

Jessica Cangiano said...

You have such a delightful sense of humour, I loved that line about not bringing home a fellow named Jesus or a donkey - always a very good thing to avoid when traveling, the import fees you end up paying after declaring a donkey at customs can be through the roof :D


Blessings & big hugs,
♥ Jessica

D.Suplicki said...

I hate flying too, yet I want to travel the world. Eek!

Tans and lots of tasty alcohol sound great, especially at this time of the year, lol!