Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Guest House or No Guest House?

We meet with Roger the other day and he gave us the plans for the pool and guest house. The guest house would be two additional bedrooms each with their own bath. The bedrooms would have a connecting door area that could be left open if it was a family group (like Carlos' sister and family) or closed for non-related people. We have mentioned this to several of the people we have meet in Merida and their response has been, "You may want to rethink that guest house!" They say that in the 6 or 7 years that they have spent in Merida, no one has visited them... Now we did run into that this trip as several people were going to join us and all cancelled. So what do you think? Will we have visitors or are we building this for the stray cats?

Here are Roger's renditions...

I am taking a poll, would you come to visit us? Or if you have a house in Merida, how many guests have you had?

Thursday, December 20, 2012

It's the end of the world and all I can think of is yummy carrots!

Tomorrow is the end of the Mayan Calendar and thousands of people from all over the world have gathered here in Merida. The listing of activities is long and range from lectures by archeologists and historians to dancing in the streets, and even gatherings to meditate at some of the larger Maya ruins.
We will be attending the end of the world party at the Merida English Library tomorrow, but really I am just loving the carrots! Today we went to the main mercado and for less than .75 US I purchased 2.2 kilos of yummy delish carrots. Sliced, steamed and with butter and pepper they are the best carrots I have ever eaten!

Thursday, December 13, 2012


We rented a car two days ago to go out and about to stores to far to walk to or to taxi too. Plus we wanted to visit some ruins, go to the beach and visit a cenote or two. The first day we went to Dzbilchaltun. It was really hot. After we spent time in the museum and visiting the ruins we went to the above ground cenote and dived in.... it was awesome! It cooled us off in moments. As it was cruise ship day in Progresso there were a few buses at the ruins. One young couple we struck up conversation with had just gotten engaged ontop of the pyramid. Nice.... they were from Kansas City.
We than went into Progresso and had lunch at our favorite fish place!
Remains of my sea bass....

We have purchased a few items for the house... and we are getting much more comfortable!

A hammock

A guitar
Some stools for the kitchen counter
A couch

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sometimes the world is weird....

So now that I feel better I have been shopping all around Merida to get all the things to make my life easier. We were in one of the big department stores that is so like Macy's you'd think you were there. In the housewares section I found this wonderful (or not) display..... Does anyone else think this would be weird to own?
What would you name this product? Voodoo Knives?, and the appetizer one is even weirder! I will not be making this purchase anytime soon!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Here for seven days, sick for five...

 So as I was saying this will be mostly photos that I took 7 days ago when I was feeling well.. and all the plans we had? Well, CQ went to the symphony by himself and I was jealous! He went to the pharmacy and they fixed me up with some sulpher drugs that took 24 hours to kick in and it was all for 3.00 US!

The facade is complete

Kitchen is mostly complete. It's very functional.

View from the front door

And last the view from my bed as I lay there for the last few days....