Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Lounging Around in Mexico

Son Caleb left last Saturday with a group of young adults from our church for a one week trip to the Cancun area of Mexico.  One of the group members is a travel agent, and she always works miracles finding great rates at awesome high class resorts all around the world.  Once again, she put together a trip that was such a great value for the price, that it was impossible to pass it up.

The El Dorado Royale
He is staying at the El Dorado Royale 5-star all inclusive spa resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico.  This resort has seven restaurants and 13 pools.  I don't even know what I'd do with 13 pools, but I'd sure figure it out.  It's no secret that I'm feeling a little envious.

While we here in central Pennsylvania are suffering through frigid wind chills and temperatures in the low single digits, he is down there lolligagging around in the gorgeous sun and surf of the beautiful Mexican Caribbean.

The people in his group have pre-planned various activities while there.  Some will be horse back riding, zip-lining, or touring around on all terrain vehicles.  Caleb has opted not to participate in those adventures, because

1- he's on a tight budget, and must pick and choose carefully, and
2- he has had plenty of opportunities to do those activities at home.

Instead, he made plans to travel to and explore some of the Mayan ruins in the area, and to do some scuba diving with his roommate.

Yesterday he posted a short video on Facebook from one of his scuba outings, in which he filmed a 5 to 6 foot Eagle Ray.  When a friend asked him if he had touched it, he answered, "Ha no, didn't try to touch it.  That's sorta how Steve Irwin died."  Good boy, Caleb.

Then just moments ago, he posted a picture of himself at the beach, along with these comments:

"Today's theme of the day is 'blessed.'  If you had asked me one year ago if I would be on a beach at a 5 star in Mexico actually MISSING my job and the people I work with and for, I'd have called you crazy.  Well...here I am."

I'm glad he's enjoying himself, and eager to get back to his work.

However, back here at home, there's a gal that's sorely missing her "daddy."  She will find ways snuggle up with others, but it's just not the same.

Sheila's a little down.
We will certainly all be glad when Caleb is back home, safe and sound.  Please bring some of that warmth and sunshine home with you, too.


  1. Maybe Caleb will bring you back some Mexican sunshine. I think it comes in a bottle.

  2. Looks like he is enjoying that trip!