Weather or Not

 

You’ve most likely heard the saying, “If you don’t like the weather in (fill in the place), wait a few minutes.” Unfortunately, sometimes rather than a few minutes, it can be days before you see a change in the weather. And, if you plan a trip expecting good weather and you don’t get it, disappointment may follow. So, hope for the best but plan for the worst, I always say. That’s good advice for weather and, indeed, all things travel.

In January, 2014, part of my extended family spent a week on Isla Mujeres, Mexico, just off the coast of Cancun. When we arrived, the weather was perfect, a welcome change for our group of winter weary midwesterners.

Ferry Ride to Isla Mujeres

Ferry Ride to Isla Mujeres

The ferry ride to the island was pleasant with blue skies and warm breezes.  We rented golf carts to get around the island during our stay and we were looking forward to seeing the villa my brother, Paul, had arranged to accommodate all of us.

Island  Transportation

Island Transportation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casa Mimosa

Casa Mimosa

Casa Mimosa did not disappoint.  My friend, Gail, said, “It’s the kind of place you see in magazines but you never think you’ll stay there.”

Pool at Casa Mimosa

Pool at Casa Mimosa

Hot tub

Hot tub

Our own beach

Our own beach

Casa Mimosa from the beach

Casa Mimosa from the beach

Our own beach volleyball court

Our own beach volleyball court

2 kayaks for our use

2 kayaks for our use

So, without a doubt, we thought we had a piece of heaven for the week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then it rained for the next four days with blustery winds and cool temps.  So what do you do on a tropical vacation in paradise when the weather doesn’t cooperate?

Connect with people (irony)

Connect with people (irony)

Connect with people.  Play games.  Read a book.  Go to the grocery store.  Shop for souvenirs.  Go to a restaurant.  Have a party.  Take a nap.  Nothing too creative here but the point is, you can’t control the weather but you can control your attitude and your reaction.  So do something.

Mancala-African Stone Game

Mancala-African Stone Game

Chess

Chess

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read a book.

Read a book.

Souvenirs

Souvenirs

Great Breakfast

Great Breakfast

Great Food

Great Food

Great View from Soggy Peso...before the rain

Great View from Soggy Peso…before the rain

Have a Party

Have a Party

My Crazy Family

My Crazy Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the main thing.  Wherever you are and whoever you’re with, you’re making memories.  So make them count.

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One thought on “Weather or Not

  1. Looks like you rose above above the storm and had a great time! We have had a few soggy vacations, too, but I usually don’t mind too much. 🙂

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