Thursday, December 27, 2007

Back Safe & Sound

Hola!! Como Estas?

Hemos vuelto de nuestro viaje del día de fiesta a México.


Yep, we've just returned from our holiday trip to Mexico. We finally walked through our door at about 2am this morning. It was an ab-so-friggin-lute-ly awesome!!!

The weather was beautiful, the people were gracious, the food was plentiful, and the tequila flowed freely. I could not have asked for a better holiday. It was good for us to go, and so fun to watch Ty try to speak their language and learn about their culture. We spent Christmas in down town Puerto Vallarta, where the locals were out and celebrating and having a glorious time. It wasn't about presents that evening, but about being with family and enjoying the true meaning of the holiday.

I did get to take some glorious pictures with my new camera. I can't wait to share some with you, but I did work today, and am feeling pretty tired. I promise to get some on the computer in the next few days. I learned all about taking the I have to figure out how to get them here. ;)

In the meantime, for those of you concerned about my shooting through the air and repelling down a waterfall, we did it ALL!! Everyone had so much fun and made it look so easy!! Me? Not so much. I didn't get hurt mind you, but I can PROUDLY say I did it and I'm DONE!!

Here's my little guy...he was so awesome!!

I got to the top of the first zip line, after riding a mule up the side of the mountain, and started to panic. It was HIGH and LONG. Breathe Grandy!! Then they asked for volunteers to go first and my son jumped up. Whaoaha??? I didn't say a word as I started to cry quietly, watching him get hooked up. I couldn't speak...why would I try and ruin it for him? At the same time I knew that he was only doing it to show me I didn't have to be so scared.

Well, for his sake...I did it. I was scared crazy stupid, but I did it. Here's a pic to prove it. Somehow I didn't look as comfortable up there as everyone else did...but I did it. Who cares...I can be comfy on my couch.

Will I do it again?? Probably not...but I can definitely say, "Been there, done that, got the T-Shirt". We rode about 10 zip lines that day, but I didn't bother with 10 t-shirts.

I'll post more about the "repelling down a waterfall" another day.

p.s. Did anyone notice how hot I look in a harness? No??? Maybe it's just me.


Writing the Cyber Highway said...

Aw, I'm so glad you had a great time and made it back safely!

Missed ya!


Mrs. G. said...

Welcome back. We missed you, girl. Can't wait to see the photos.

Renie Burghardt said...

I'm glad you had such a great time in Mexico, Grandy. The photos look great. You're quite adventurous, lady!



Professor J said...

Wow. I am impressed with the zip lines. I don't know that I'd ever be brave enough to do that. Brava!

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Grandy,
"WELCOME BACK" Home and to the world of blogging. We have missed you but I know you enjoyed your trip and the time with Family. Yes, being with Family is what it's all about. Girl, I can't believe you did the zip lines. LOL. I would have had to have had one too many tequilla's for me to do that. LOL. I loved the photo's you took with your new camera. I can't wait to see more pictures from your trip. "THANK YOU" for sharing the zip lines with us. This is about as far as I wanna go on the zip lines. LOL. Take care my friend and have a great Friday. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Sandy C. said...

Wahoo! Welcome back :) Looks like Mexico was a blast! You are Now...officially my hero!

Tina Coruth said...

Hola, Grandy! Welcome back! I look forward to seeing your pictures of Mexico.

Congratulations on conqueoring the Zip Line. Your little guy is awesome and very sweet. :-)

Happy New Year!!

storyteller said...

I'm glad you're back ... safe and sound with stories and pictures to share. Looking at you today reminded me of riding a bike down Haleakala (a volcano on Maui) in August of 2001 celebrating my retirement by doing new (and perhaps dangerously foolish) things. The next day I heard on the news someone was killed on that ride, so methinks I'll not do an encore ever.

I attended the Maui Writers Conference that year too -- something I'd wanted to do for decades but never "fit" with my work schedule. (They don't delay the start of school for me to take such a trip, and they frown on teachers who miss the first week of the semester at the end of a 10 week break!) Now THAT'S something I would do again!
Hugs and blessings,

Grandy said...

Michele~ Me too! Thanks for stopping by and thinking of me.

Mrs. G.~ Working on the photo thing now.

Renie~ Thanks so much for stopping by. Does adventurous count if I was too scared to enjoy the scenery?

Grandy said...

Professor~ Thanks so much for stopping by!! It's nice to meet you!! Brave? Maybe. Silly? Absolutely!!!!!!!!

Karen~ Yep...came home with mucho tequila too!! ;) Glad you had a good holiday as well.

Sandy~ Oh no, miss BloMe365...who's the hero??

Tina~ Gracias!! And boy ROCKS!!

Storyteller~ Hawaii? I'll have to try that next.

Linda said...

Welcome Back! Oh that zip line thing looks scary and fashionable all at the same time! What a fun Christmas trip! Looking forward to the pics!

Grandy said...

Thanks Linda!! I'm working on the pics now. :D

Mike Golch said...

yep you looked great on the zip line,and no I'm too much of a chicken to do that!