On the 16th of December. Carlos sister Karen and her two kids, Ana and Sebastian arrived. They were our first guests and we happily welcomed them and delighted in sharing Merida! Sebastian was fascinated by the corner plaques and quickly got into finding and photographing them As the kids are home schooled this would become his project for the month. Sebastian found one just one block from our home which in the hundred of times I've walked this way I had never noticed.
|I had never noticed this corner plaque!|
|Sebastian with one of his finds!|
|An early evening swim|
|Ana loved the beach.|
The kids also enjoyed taking buses, shopping, ice skating at Galleria, taxi rides, and the beach in Progreso. Sebastian enjoyed going to the to the juice man two blocks away and buying the morning fresh squeeze orange juice. He was not afraid to try to speak Spanish to makes his needs know! On Christmas eve their father Santiago arrived from Boston. They stayed at our house for a week longer than us so they were able to explore and experience things on their own too.
Sometimes it is just the little pleasures that make Merida so enjoyable. There is a small chain of ice pops called La Michoacana, the fruit ice pops flavors are delicious and numerous! My favorite is lemon, limey and tart.The kids liked that one too. The other adults loved the coconut which was rich and creamy.
|Sebastian was the life of our Christmas party..playing cutthroat dominoes!|