The sun was up, but that was about all

Jake was the last one to roll out of bed this morning, but everyone else slept in too!  We had a great breakfast on the top floor of a place just down the beach from our hotel.

Breakfast

The entrance is an elevator door in a wall that you might just walk by if you were not looking for it.  This reminded me of a nightclub with a doorman

A view at night from
later that night of our
breakfast place

outside letting you in.  The only thing missing was the red carpet, and a line.  On the 11thfloor we had a table overlooking the Ferry port and the ocean – Very nice way to kick things off. The breakfast was great and reasonable priced too.  While Alice and Maggie headed back to the pool, Jake and I hit the local supper mart, a cross between a Wal-Mart and the Norfolk Food Mart with some Whole Food influences, like the fresh baked breads (Jakes favorite part).  We loaded up on miscellaneous Mexican versions of drinks and snacks.  Other then the Diet Coke AKA Coca-Cola-light and Squirt (A Grandpa Jimmy favorite and now Maggie favorite) all thing we had never had before.

Jake shopping ???

Maggie the next day
- Well Jake did it -

Another cool features was the escalator/ramp entrance and exit!

The morning at the pool was great – the water was warm and the sun was out until it was not, learning from yesterday’s rainstorm we packed up just before it started.  Great timing as it was time to Scuba Dive – Jake, Maggie and I headed out to the harbor to meet “Scuba Tony” our instructor for an introduction to scuba lessen and open water dive.  Heading back to the pool was one worried mom, who had just locked herself out of the room.  This did not help with her anxiety of her family going off to do something that simply, scared the shit out of her.

Scuba Tony –

Diving in Cozumel

Scuba Tony, an X eleven year LA cop turned scuba bum, was our instructor. Tony is a friend of Jake & Maggie’s cousins Margoux and Ellie’s dad (Party Marty), who were here just last week diving. As I sat in

Jake

the boat, he instructed Jake and Maggie in the fundamentals of Scuba Mexican style. After about 20 minutes I joined them in the water for our first family dive, of approximately 40 feet. The reefs off of Cozumel were a great experience – so much so we ended up doing a second dive in a great location that included thousands of fish, a

Maggie
Scuba Tony

turtle, a barracuda, and tons of coral. Maggie used more oxygen than Jake and I; she probably hyperventilated like her mother. Next challenge would be to get Jake and Maggie certified so I have an excuse to take dive vacations. More underwater pictures to come, we hope.

After the dives, we met Alice for dinner at a great little place over looking the ocean, followed by a win by me at phase 10 and frozen yogurt.

About JSH

There are more than 195 countries in the world by my count and I want to see them all before they all start to look the same – The United Nations has 192 members, but they do not recognized two independent countries, the Vatican City and Kosovo. U.S. Department of State recognizes 194 independent countries around the world, but their list has a political agenda and is missing Taiwan. All of this is without getting into the dozens of territories and colonies that are sometimes called “countries” such as Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Greenland, Palestine, Western Sahara, and even the components of the United Kingdom (such as Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England) and without counting states and provinces like Texas and Montréal that think they are independent countries. No madder how you count or tag them they are changing, starting to look the same and losing a little bit of themself every day. I do not want to see the world through the eyes of Las Vegas or Disney, like reading the Cliff Notes of a Hemingway novel; you get the idea but miss the point! Life is short, but how long live is up to you…
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2 Responses to The sun was up, but that was about all

  1. Corinne says:

    I’m with Maggie on the oxygen. When I went in Hawaii I used 2x as much as the rest of my group!

  2. Anne says:

    sounds like you had a great time. Scuba diving is not on my bucket list. How did Scuba Tony work out?

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