Monday, June 16, 2008

I'm Home! Happy Father's Day!

It's a day late, but Happy Father's Day!
Got home from 2 weeks in Mexico on Saturday and back into Lethbridge just a couple hours ago! Grant and I had an amazing time and our trip was filled with unforgetable experiences. I'll share a few picures from each of the day trips that we took after sharing a Father's Day Card.

This card is one I made for my sister to use. Unfortunately, with the trip, I didn't even get an opportunity to make one for me to give our Dad. Sorry Dad! The stamp is Inkadinkadoo stamped in VersaMagic Jumbo Java. Green and patterned paper are from Costco with the cardstock from DCWV. Ribbon is Spool O Ribbon from Michaels.

The best part is the shirt, which I made using Cambria's directions. They are super easy. She uses the Scor-Pal in the directions, I don't have one but still found them super easy to follow. She has the best blog, be sure to check it out (although you most likely already have)!

Now for some pictures.

This is a picture from our day trip to Xel Ha. This place is amazing. The best snorkelling. You get to go down a river snorkelling or on an inner tube and end up in a big area at the bottom that has tons of huge fish. We saw a parrot fish that was at least as big as me! This picture was from one of the best parts of the day where we jumped into the water off a 15 foot cliff (explains why it's a bit fuzzy)!

This is a picture from our day trip to climb the ruins in Coba. They are the tallest ruins in the Yucatan. Over 100 feet - I can't recall exactly. You get to the top and can see so far and other ruins in the distance. My legs were killing me afterwards but it was definitely worth it.

This is a picture of us snorkelling with wild sea turtles. We took a trip where they take you on a boat to a spot where the sea turtles are known to frequent because of all the seaweed there that they eat. What an amazing time that was. There were so many and they are just fascinating creatures! Too bad Grant ended up getting sea sick, but he still enjoyed it!

We also took a day trip to Xcaret. So much to do there it was crazy. We were there 12 full hours and didn't get to see/do everything we wanted to. Luckily we mostly skipped out on the snorkeling because we had done so much of it at Xel Ha the week before so we didn't feel like we missed out. We did however, snorkel down an underground river - although it was too dark to see anything in the water since it was underground and the only light was from the occassional break in the surface above us! Incredible! Plus, they have tons of different animals and help to breed the animals natural to Mexico. I know this is just a picture of a flower, but unfortunately it was raining that day so we weren't able to snap too many pictures.


Anonymous said...

Incredible flower photo and what wonderful experiences. Swimming with exciting! I did that when in Hawaii.
Love the shirt card too!

Jess said...

Love the shirt, and it looks like you had a fabulous trip! Welcome home!

Beverly said...

Welcome back Allison. Glad to see and hear that you had a great time. My DH and I were in Playa Del Carmen earlier this year at the Aventura Spa Palace... can you say LOOOOOOVEd it there. I was however, amazed by the trash and condition of such a young state(30-some odd years). Glad you had a chance to go to Excaret! We talked about it, but didn't want to give up a full day. Also, love the cards you made with the Circle of Friendship set and the Shilouettes.... beautiful!

Bee's Zen Garden said...

This sounds like a wonderful trip! Gald you had a good time! :-)