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Fourth Grade for Lachie

September 6, 2018

Back to school to start fourth grade for Lachie too. He was pretty chuffed to get 2 extra days at the end of the summer holiday (than Eli).

Fingers crossed this is a great year!

Sixth Grade for Eli

September 4, 2018

Eli starts her new school today. Fingers crossed she enjoys it and has a great year πŸ™‚

To dad (and hopefully wifi!)

August 25, 2018

Today we did the reverse trip back to the mainland toΒ  meet dad & chill for a week on beach – over & out πŸ™‚

Golf Buggy Exploring

August 24, 2018

Today was to be our last day on beautiful Isla Holbox and so we decided to hire a golf buggy and exploer the island πŸ™‚

We had a leisurely breakfast, where we said goodbye to our new friends from Israel.

Picked up the cart and we were off exploring.

First stop Playa de Holbox

Then Playa Cocos – for a swim

Then lunch

Then to a quiet place for E&L to learn how to drive a golf cart (go & stop pedals)

Another swim at playa de Holbox and then back to chillax at hotel (out of sun).

Cocktail hour once again, a little more last minute shopping πŸ™‚

Dinner was room service as the little bear had a questionable tummy and we didn’t want to chance it. E slept & B&L had a night of enjoying the hotel wifi and watching the Flash πŸ™‚

The day we’d been waiting for

August 23, 2018

Up super early for whale shark tour! By 7am we were in the boat and on our way! We were sharing with an amazing family from Israel – 2 adults & 4 kids. Lachie was best buds with their son in no time πŸ™‚

From about 9:15-10:30 snorkel w whale sharks, and also saw a huge mantaray

Then we rode back ~2 hours towards Isla Holbox to a snorkel spot – where we saw stingrays, turtles & lots of fish πŸ™‚
Next stop beach was a beach for guac & ceviche. They’d intentionally brought guac for E+L as I’d flagged they didn’t like ceviche πŸ™‚

Then we saw Flamingos…we felt quite lucky as we saw a whole flock o flamingos. People in the hotel and the captain said they hadn’t seen any the day before so that we shouldn’t get our hopes up πŸ™‚

Home to swim & chill and a little snooze πŸ™‚
Cocktail hour and dinner @ sushi place

A little shopping…

Back to Roots for pizza dinner #2 πŸ™‚

The post dinner ice cream took out Eli’s double tooth 😦
(she decided to wait and put it out for the tooth fairy in NJ who brings USD, and not the Mexican one who brings Pesos)

An amazing and brilliant day!

Is chillaxing good?

August 22, 2018

Hmmm so the plan today was to relax, do nothing and enjoy the beach / hotel. We put it to a vote and all agreed πŸ™‚

FIrst breakfast and then we went back to our room to reset…

another swim

A wander around town and lunch…

A wander along the beach

Dinner at a rooftop hotel for margaritas & fanta – lobster & steak – yummy! and $26!

The all important ice cream stop…

Isla Holbox is gorgeous – thanks for a fun & interesting day!


For the *alternate* summary of the day:
What do you want to do kids? chillax.
ok! …big mistake! Bored kids fight 😦
The next two days here will be a little more planned / structured.

Flamingos, Crocs and beaches

August 21, 2018

An early start to take a boat trip off Rio Lagartos.


we saw so so many FLAMINGOS….

other birds…
(herons, black hawks, sea gulls, etc)

crocs for L (as per his special request to the captain)

the boat was pretty comfy…

To see Las Coloradas – the pink (?) lake…

A swim at a beautiful desrted island beach…

the back to have lunch and check out the town…

Rush rush rush through lunch – only for the driver not to turn up (twice in 2 days – 2 different companies – we’re on a roll). After the other driver was an hour late, the hotel organized a taxi which took another hour to come…the joys of traveling. E+L were happy with guac and wifi πŸ™‚ Then we were off on the drive Chiquila…

Ferry to Holbox (arrived 4 minutes before the next ferry departed – E&L sure go go go like little champions in need!). They wanted to sit up top – and of course we got totally saturated- but who cares when it causes that many giggles!

We happily arrived on Holbox – our home for the next four nights! Mum (?) was a little tired so we took a golf cart taxi to our hotel. Of course that meant E&L could do their fortnite dances briefly on the back!

Checked in, had a swim and tested out our new snorkels. Hallelujah! Sports gifts to to tired mums. Kids stay face down in pools for minutes on end giving mums moments of peace & quiet – hallelujah!

Dinner was in the garden at Roots Pizza….an awesome surprise – it was delicious!

Followed by a little ice cream stop (it is pretty hot after all!)

And then off to sleep:)