Destination Orange Beach, Alabama!

So for my Southern states followers, you may know this beach incredibly well. For all my around the world peeps I’m here to show you a great place to visit, relax, and the best part is this annual thing called Mullet Toss! Yes you actually through fish! Ha! It is insanely fun. So let me start by saying sorry its taken to weeks to get back to you all as most of you read in my last post I was leaving for Italy which then ventured into Greece and England but that blog is coming soon I promise. So here’s to Mullet Toss Adventures beginning or continuing for anybody.

So for any and all ages, big or small, strong work out everyday to people like me who are like I’ll go to the gym “tomorrow” this event is TONS of fun! So if you read my Egypt adventures you are update with me because I left for this trip two days after I returned home (yes jetlagged and all) but here’s one part I prayed most people wouldn’t notice I was sick as a dog upon returning. I had actually developed walking pneumonia. But three things gave me the strength A) It was my best friends birthday weekend and come on how do you celebrate without your best friend by your side? B) The best beaches were back together and C) I had made a promise to be there and by God I was.

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Now if you read this and you are like ehh not for me that’s fine too because any other time you can relax next those turquoise waters and soak up the sun. Every visit I have made their we have stayed in one of the multiple Phoenix hotels and condos. Very nice, spacious, fairly cost effective and my personal favorite directly on the beach. Mullet Toss occurs every year around the last weekend of April.  These are my mullet toss crew. They introduced Becks and I to the fun.

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Me, Matt, Brandi, Becks, and Trevor.

But as you can see most every one puts up a tent or Ez-up and hangs out for the fun. They have three days of competition. One a day per age group then the finals of the day. You can win great prizes and for throwing hey you get a free t-shirt I mean come on now.

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Flora-Bama. This bar is the staple to this entire thing. They are a bar located on the boarder of Alabama and Florida hence Flora-Bama. If you can get here early enough you can park at this bar for the weekend to hang out for the Mullet Toss or you can park at your condo and past that you are on your own. Be cautious and aware we saw tons getting towed last year. Like any bar they are open late with great bands that come sing and of course serve great drinks and food. To reserve your spot at Mullet Toss you must go through them, to purchase one day or all three or two or whatever your plan is. So from my point of view and suggestions from many others I would book early, its worth attending at least once in your life.

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So being at the end of April the water is still pretty cold. But if you are like the best beaches and just want to have fun jump in for a swim. Its a great cool off to the hot sun and excitement of Mullet Toss action you also can get some great people watching in. Just saying. But clearly the best beaches love the beach and Mullet Toss.

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Another good idea to attend is, if you can’t get a beach spot and have a boat or know people with a boat go ahead and pull up to shore. As you can clearly see behind us several did. It’s a great idea pull up swim in. Sounds pretty good to me. But lets also take a moment to take about this water and the clarity of it. Is it not just ahh! Freezing yes, but if you haven’t figured out I prefer to stay all day in the water. LITERALLY. Now I will warn you this clear of water does draw in wildlife such as string rays and jelly fish so just be on the lookout like you would any time anyway. Funny story about this picture I had actually stepped on a string ray right before it was taken. It quickly swam away and it was completely my fault it was a true accident. But some don’t see it as a accident so just be watchful they can and will sting if they feel threaten.

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So next April if you have some time, head on down to Mullet Toss. You might even see me!

Thanks for travelling to this part of the map with me. Remember toss mullets not feelings in Orange Beach.

 

Exploration: The Nile sailing from Luxor to Aswan, Egypt.

Well if you read yesterday’s blog, then you saw at the end of it I stated I was boarding a boat to sail down the Nile. So since I leave for Italy tonight, I’m going to talk about my stops in this one blog. It was four day sail, located on the Sonnesta Star Goddess. I’ll take you through temples and Sphinx Ave, Valley of the Kings, and finally a real look at the Nile.

Stop number one, Karnak Temple a gorgeous huge incredible craved Temple. I can’t imagine what it looked like with out erosion or attempted to destroy it. It sits in the heart of Luxor, strong and tall. For each and every Pharaoh, King or Queen, Noble all have their story written in these walls.

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As you see Sphinx’s on Sphinx’s align this temple we turned the camera around it was hundreds of Sphinx’s more still being uncovered. Protecting this Temple is a huge thing, like I said everyone’s story is written in these walls. So much history, so many stories. So incredible to look at in awe.

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King Tut is the only Mummy stilled laid to rest in his tomb that they are aware of. They we’re actually uncovering about six to eight more tombs, it’s incredible. I fully intend to go back and see what new they have uncovered. What treasures lay below, we did see King Tut’s body but you were aloud no pictures but I do have photos of the gold and riches that were found in the his tomb. Since he died at such a young age, they gave him a nobles spot seeing as they hadn’t finish his yet. It was amazing to me how much they packed into one a condensed area. Those will come from the Cairo Museum post.

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We got very lucky with this one and the next one I’m going to show you. This was inside on the Ramus descendants tomb. He had over ninety children and had them built tombs, along with his nobles and few servants. But lets just awe in detail and art work they put in these. The colors are incredible, considering how old it truly is. Just amazing.

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This was in the ceiling of one of the tombs. Amazing isn’t it. All their lives written in the tombs with them. To help them continue in the after life.

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Remember the Queen I told you about yesterday? Yea this is her tomb. Amazing isn’t it. Sadly a lot of her story was destroyed but her greedy step son. But still incredible to look at, and walk up to. If you are able to zoom in you will see the Great Warriors that still stand guard over her tomb to this day. They are still fully intact.

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Final stop of the day, these were literally just found days before we got here. This huge thing! Isn’t it incredible? I think so. Ps this our awesome tour guide!

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This is the Temple of Horus, yet another amazing temple telling stories thousands of years old. This temple held more battle scenes in lives before moving forward to the next life. As you can probably tell the cravings!

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Millions of pieces of history right here in between my hands, I just can’t imagine the things they got to witness, what they left for us to find.

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Our last temple of this day was the Temple of Sebek and Haroeris. This temple tells you about everyday lives, children being born or wives or family trees basically. Actually very cool.

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Views from the this temple wasn’t bad either. Just beautiful.

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Here is the Nile, Gorgeous to look at sad to think about every one throwing trash in it. Despite the rumors or the catchy phrases you hear, there are no more Nile Crocodiles and no more hippos are run out or killed. Luxor 13

Another Nile view. Moms particularly fond of this picture. The Nile is beautiful to admire.

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Our last day on the Nile ended in a sunset with a sail boat ride. Just fabulous, over looking the Valley of the Kings. Watching the waves slowly slip in and out quite peaceful really.

Well thanks for sailing down the part of the map with me. Never stop exploring all that the Nile has to offer.

 

Destination Cairo, Egypt!

I already know what you thinking all the way over their that’s scary. No! No! No! It’s actually amazing. It has been in the top three of my bucket list for years on years. Finally one day I just looked at mom and said if you are leaving this earth due to your cancer damnit your doing this with me. That day we went booked it, and I will admit about two weeks before hand I got scared and was like no I’m not I can’t do this. But I dug down deep and found courage and boarded that plane and said to myself if we get attacked at least i saw one of my number things before i left. So it was a seventeen and half hour flight, oh yes you read that correctly. It was so crazy we flew to Canada, then to Germany and finally Cairo. I was ready to get off the planes. It was so long. Also for your safety they will repeatedly tell you don’t drink the water bottled water is fine. They have some bacteria in the main stream and they also pull from the Nile so when brush your teeth, wash your face, whatever. Keep plenty of bottled water around I think we had about ten to fifteen by the end of our trip.

 

So finally we get of the plane and something amazing happened I finally got to see what I have been waiting my whole life for. The Pyramids. The actually legit Pyramids. I was jumping with excitement my poor mom suffering from jet lag and I’m over like oh my gosh! We are here, and all this stuff. So while we were here we stayed at the Marriot Mena House. It was so perfect. Now lets get real here on the way here I literally thought I was going to die, I’m sorry people run out in the middle of the road and the drivers don’t stop. We in fact hit someone! Not even joking!! She ran out, and our driver smacked her in the head with the mirror. Just like that pop.

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This was our dinner view, I know pictures don’t do any justice what so ever. But man i could have sat there all night. Despite the fact they were having a wedding, and our tour started at 6 a.m the next morning.

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So this picture was a complete and total accident. But it shows you what the other Pyramids look like from back here at least we we’re located behind it. Oh man I just can’t even pictures just don’t do the justice it deserves.

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So finally Pyramid time!! Clearly you can tell how excited i was, and yes I went in all three of them. We will get to that soon, lets talk about this stuff first like how big that stones are compared to your average human. Or how many camels were running around. Also the heat. The heat was brutal.

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So this is one block compared to mom and I. Just one so imagine having to drag just one across the dessert.

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So this is the second biggest Pyramid behind us. Camels sadly are worked until they can’t anymore then they eat them. Sad true, it’s crazy they are just wondering around with brightly colored harnesses and blankets on their saddles. Lets get real the heat was like 108 on a good day and this was in April. I would hate to see it in July or August. The three Pyramids were build as tombs for grandfather, son, and grandson. So after that they started building the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. The Mummies that were once in these Pyramids, are now located in the Cairo Museum of Natural History. Which I did visit on my last day and there will be a special blog dedicated to it.

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Inside the Pyramids, I ventured into all three of them. TIP you need to crawl in backwards don’t even fight it. Trust me i tried and failed. There a multiple low passages like this one. Who these people were able to do this while holding a 600 plus pound Sarcophagus, it must have been interesting. The largest the Pyramid you climb up and to the top you start backwards, then after you climb to the next level you can turn yourself around. It is a planks of wood, and every three of four is a steel bar. Its steep, but well worth the climb. The entrance is what is really cool, you have to climb up to about the middle then the entrance is curved in. The medium and smallest one, you crawl down backwards. Its quite fun. Surprisingly its cooler, again crawl don’t fight it. You will smack your head.

So story time after we toured the Pyramids, I decided oh how cool would it be to jump off the biggest one. So I climbed up, and got ready for the picture and went to jump and fell flat on my face. I to this day have a  “S” shaped scar on my knee. I’m sure that I’m in some ones tourist photo’s falling flat on my face.

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So the saying goes everybody tries to kiss the Sphinx so of course i did. I had a better photo but my knee was gushing blood at the moment, so I decided to spare you and use this one. Which they did take me to town for medical treatment I personally was fine with out it but because I fell in the sand, and rocks they were concerned. So they rubbed a home made antibiotic that literally set my entire leg on fire. For several hours, ugh I was like yea I just needed a washcloth and soap and I would have cleaned it out. But point of this is be aware especially in foreign countries. This Sphinx was discovered solely because somebody came into this man’s dream and said uncover the Sphinx and you will be king. So he and several others, uncovered it and indeed he became a king of Egypt a short lived king but hey he did it.

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Hopefully this gives you a better size comparison to what it actually looks like. So the Pyramid directly behind this is the second one it’s the most intact one, the largest someone tried to blow up and the smallest the colors have worn away with the elements. First two built with a limestone finish and third one was built more with a red clay finish.

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The next pyramid you are eying is a King and Queen TT for short. They actually ruled a different part of Egypt and they deeply cared about all whom served them so they not only had their tombs built together as one, they also built a separate tomb for nobles and some servants during there reign. Again backwards you go, but when you get to bottom this time its different. In Egypt they believe in a wonderful and lush afterlife. Servants would bring food, gold, jewels anything as a offering for the after life Gods. They believed in the Star, and Sun God to carry them into the next life. They had stars carved all over their tombs oh it was beautiful. Sadly being a tourist some of the guides basically sit on top of you so it is hard to take photos. So in advance I’m sorry I snuck what I could.

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This one I was able snap really quick, it was located in the Nobles and Servants tomb. It depicting one by one them offering something to the Gods as they move on to the next life. The “All Seeing Eye” as many call it, actually means good luck and wealth. The staph means a God, and this one down here that looks like it destroyed, is a God of Truth she is one you see after you first move on to the after life.

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So they actually just found this statue about six months prior our arrival is located in a town called Memphis. Some locals described it as a crocodile floating down the Nile River. That would be a huge crocodile, and actually is of a King that once ruled Memphis shortly after the ruling, it then became Upper and Lower Egypt. Some rulers could rule both, others just one or the other. Now what’s weird is Lower Egypt is actually to the north and Upper Egypt is located south. Confusing I know.

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So take a second and look in this photo, the Sphinx is it a male of female? It is in fact a female the first solo Queen Ruler of both Lower and Upper Egypt. She was a beloved ruler to all expect one. When she took the double crown, her step son was only four he grew up in hatred she took the crown instead of him. So one night he came into her room and murdered her for the double crown. He demanded any recognition of her to be destroyed, erased from time. Fortune for her she had already had a tomb built and se was able to be put to rest for many, many years. I’ll show you in the Valley of Pharaohs blog. Sadly her body has also been moved to the Cairo Museum of History. She was a amazing ruler, and this and a few other pieces are all they have left of her ruling.

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So if you read or have read my other blogs, you know that I love making friends with the wildlife. This is Moses, isn’t he precious! Him and I trekked through the dessert, to see the pyramids align with the sunset. Oh it was so beautiful. Not even going to try and get out this one, I was terrified sitting on that camel. I was fine petting it, but once I sat down i started panicking. I don’t know what came over me, whether it was the height from the camel and myself or I thought I was going to be thrown. Don’t know, but I’m thankfully I faced my fear and did it. It was a once in a lifetime experience.

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So this is only the first part of my journey, keep reading for more the next day I boarded ship to sail down to the Nile, and made lots of amazing stops along the way.

So for now thanks for traveling to this part of the map with me. Don’t fall of the Pyramids when you next visit Giza and Cairo.

Destination Boone, North Carolina!

Have you heard of Boone? Well I had always heard of it but never had all the up most desire to go. Until it was one my best friends birthday and we decided to get away for the weekend. The original plan was to go snow tubing and skiing, but sadly it was more hot then cold so we changed our plans and made it even more adventurous and memorable. So if I have already caught your attention, really consider it. If not keep reading the best is yet to come.

We were able to a huge mountain cabin for extremely cheap. Two stories, full kitchen and dinning room, down stairs bonus room and a hot tub. It was awesome and all for like three hundred dollars for the weekend. Now I will warn you the drive is steep, but like any steep thing it is worth more. The views were unbelievable. Pictures just do it justice.

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Wake up and explore. Our first stop of the day was the local town called Blowing Rock. Adorable little town, so quant and little different places to grab a bite or take a stroll down the main strip. We ate the local Mellow Mushroom it was so cool inside, but very good great place to eat and plan the rest of your day. It may be a little country town, but sometimes they hold the best treasures of all.

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Next part of our day climb Grandfather Mountain. One of the most popular mountain’s in North Carolina.

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Pretty tall isn’t it? Yea we climbed all that! Ha just kidding not in jeans and jackets. Actually we did climb a portion of it but you drive up most of it. I know that’s cheating and if are a real mountain climber I completely have the upmost respect for you. Like I wish I could. It was the most amazing view I have ever seen. It is a treacherous climb but you can go as far as the top or stop closer to the bridge. Oh yea did I mention their is a hanging bridge? It is pretty awesome.

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Told you! Even you have a extreme fear of heights, still try and go. I may be scary to look down but when you make it across you will be like oh my gosh I was scared but now I’m in aww. So despite it being hot up until this weekend we left, it was positivity freezing. Runny noses and cold chilly winds were not stopping us though. When adventure is on the line the elements add the spices of fun.

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Helloooo from the mountain top! Yes we were freezing can’t you tell by my lovely Rudolph nose. But I didn’t care it was exhilarating! Since of accomplishment and adventure make you have all sorts of different feels. We ended up spending most of our day, here on the mountain. They have a lovely café, and several animal exhibits. Great for all ages to explore. But if their is snow on the ground please remember the golden rule don’t eat the yellow snow. We sat there and watched this angry child shovel it in his mouth. Wasn’t my child, wasn’t my place to say anything. So don’t get any ideas I’m that person. Lol

Sadly the next day was our last day before we headed home. So we decided to venture out and go the under ground caverns, not visited much but really cool. Please be respectful of the bats, they are getting woken up and even worse diseases from people being careless with them.  These caverns are naturally made, and are still expanding and growing. So they ask that you please don’t touch them, the oils from that body creates will stop the rock growth. It has a natural spring with fish, sometimes otters, and of course bats! Which I use to be scared of them but they are actually super cute. Of course from my previous blog postings you can tell I love wildlife. Also be mindful theirs this huge rock titled “Headache Rock” lets put it this way, I now understand why its called that.

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Well thanks for traveling to this part of the map with me. Have fun becoming a mountain climber, cave crawling Boone goon!

Destination Gatlinburg, Tennessee!

Remember how I said I was from a small town? Well Gatlinburg is about four hours from so we visit quite often. Its one of the most fun towns, to visit! Plus, Pigeon Forge and Seville are fun too! All right their jam packed with one another. It’s a good vacation no matter which season you plan to go. But be careful you never know when their will be a bear sighting they are so notorious for bears. Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall your family, friends, and all will have one of most treasured memories to return home with. This time we went that I’m going to show and talk about with you was over Christmas time. I have two best friends that are from England, and are pursing their dreams of being American Nannies so of course we invented them to spend Christmas with us as a whole family.

Gatlinberg 5Down town, tons of cute shops, and candy stores, mini golf, and little places to eat. One in particular which arrive EARLY and prepare to wait. It is called Pancake Pantry and oh my goodness some of the best pancakes you will ever eat and I mean EVER! They also hand make taffy for you to watch. You can visit the local candle store and dip a few candles or play mini golf and laser tag right on the strip. It is incredible all that is has to offer.

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Another awesome part of Gatlinburg is you can stay on the strip or like we did rent a big mountain chalet. We choose this one in particular because we could have a tree. Tree’s are on my biggest things about Christmas. So of course we were going to have to have one. Now the mountain roads are tracheas and steep but like any climb once you are at the top it was all worth every second. Plus despite the fact you may be scary the views on the way up or down are gorgeous. Defiantly suggest trying to go in Fall at least once watching the leaves change to all the bright colors ugh so pretty.

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Told you the views were worth every second. Lol so clearly since we were up on the mountain the only way back down was to ski so grab your gear and get going. HA totally joking. We actually did go skiing though so much fun. But we will get to that in a bit, this was actually taken of the kitchen balcony from our cabin. Fabulous isn’t it, especially when you get up early in the morning and the clouds are clearly and the sun has just risen. It’s like everything has stopped and stood still just for you to take it all in and view.

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So if you are from the south you know that Gatlinburg went through a terrible, terrible devastation two years ago this December. Some young people thought it would be cute or funny to set a fire. What was a small flame to them, quickly elevated in to a huge out of control wild fire. Thus #GatlinburgStrong was formed. Many lives, homes, business were lost so many animals couldn’t escape the flames. They were so many heart breaking videos of them running out of the forests with burns. The smoke took over everything and caused just as much damage as the flames. Man wide searches were set for those who were on top of the mountain and couldn’t make it down. Their was actually a 911 call released and she said very calmly drive down the mountain as quick as you can don’t look back don’t stop just keep going. I hope to be as strong as not only those people in life, but to always be able to remain calm and continue to help others.

So many great people came forward and helped Gatlinburg at this time because for so many of us that was childhood, or a great family vacation. Memories that we will always hold. One in particular was a lady named Dolly Parton. This lady is beautiful inside and out and one our most treasured people of Tennessee. She matched thousands, donated to homes, businesses, held fundraisers, I mean she was and still is a true blessing from God.

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So remember how I said all seasons are great to visit, and yes they still are. But me personally is winter with all the Christmas lights about it’s like taking a stroll through the North Pole. Every one shopping and buzzing about Christmas. Oh it is wonderful, we actually plan on attending again this year for Christmas I truly can’t wait. So back on the down town subject, they have a moon shine still for all my adults. They also have earthquake ride, and Ripley’s literally believe it or not.  Strolling through everything and just looking around like its a winter wonderland. So much fun!

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One of my ultimate favorite stops of all time is Ripley’s Aquarium. I could spend all day and go back again. There is so much to do give yourself plenty time to get it all down. They have exciting exhibits each all from different regions of the world.  They have a huge shark tunnel and a glass bottom boat tour that goes over the top personally i like the tunnel i think seeing their world from below is so interesting. Also they have lots of cute photo opportunity’s and a giant jungle gym for the kids. Upon coming to the end they have a special room that will change out every so often this last time I went it Pearl Harbor themed. Which was super cool to compare because as you read we visited their last June. (See Destination Hawaii) but its very historically accurate, really cool.

Gatlinberg 3So back on the views if you don’t want to drive, you have other options you can hike, take a tram or sky lift. All three are great we in this particular day took the tram up to Ober where you ski. You pay for your lift passes/ski passes and they rent you boots and skis for free. I would suggest bringing your own ski clothes but you can also rent some there. They also offer free ski school which we took no shame. Lol for those who don’t need it they have everything from low to high runs and a few black diamonds to choose from. It’s a great, fun day or several days if it was up to me.

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We only fell like once and skied like professionals lol ok maybe not that great but hey we did it. For me especially I’m the literal definition of clumsy. Lol

Well thanks for traveling to this part of the map with me. Watch out for bears, they like your trash so my saying was ” you can have the trash that’s fine” have a great time in Gatlinburg.

Destination Costa Maya, Mexico!

Welcome to Costa Maya, it use to be like ehh it’s a no where town. But now it has soared, and it so cool to visit. This is the last leg of our journey on our cruise ship adventure. This town has got it all, beach time to crazy excursions you had never even thought about doing. We decided to just explore the town I was still a little sore to be honest from fighting the waves, and the jelly fish but hey shopping isn’t always a bad choice. We got beautiful jewelry for a great discount price, and tons of awesome little shops with unique souvenirs.

Costa Maya 2One of the cooler parts of the town, was they do a authentic show from the history of ancient tribes. Worth the climb and well worth the watch. I would highly recommend it, from the colors and the culture to the history coming alive. So much excitement for a this little coastal town. The beach and water are gorgeous as well. Sadly we we’re having to try and beat a storm so we had to leave early so I didn’t get to walk down. But we saw tons of wildlife from the dock. Several stingrays came by and all sorts of different fish very interesting. So if you are a shopper, beach bum, or a combination of both down town is for you.

But if you are more for a adventure seeker, check out the excursion boards, they treks through the Mayan jungle, and snorkeling through the crystal clear waters. Jet Ski tours, and dune buggies whatever your calling get out their and live it up. This town will draw you in and then turn your adventure game on and help you pursue it.

Costa MayaWell thanks for going to this part of the map with me. Get out take the vacation, turn your adventure on get to Costa Maya!

Destination Star Fish Island, Belize!

Well good morning all, up a little earlier and saw a opportunity to type while sitting in this luxury balcony listening to the sound of the ocean which in turn is giving me some great inspiration for my next piece Belize!

Upon any travel to Belize you need to read any and all safety requirements because despite how much of a wet blanket I’m sounding one wrong turn, or wrong place can be pretty bad.  As you have already figured out, we were still on this cruise. Which cruise, resort, travel agent, whatever will advise you the same that I’m fixing too. Don’t drink the water, bottled only. Stay safe, be aware always take a guided tour if wishing to explore. Now I’m not saying it’s a bad country, but I’m also not saying its a country of gold either. Like ANY COUNTRY their are precautions.

So have you ever thought about visiting? Are you a diver or snorkeler? Well as you can tell I am. So my Belize exploration began at Star Fish Island. Home of Belize’s Great Barrier Reef (Yes like Sydney, Australia) clearly different fish though but non the less extremely colorful.  Please do the Reef a favor if this sparks a interest use the sunscreen that won’t harm the reef. I’m not some deranged activists for anything but it’s cool to preserve what we have.

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Now on the journey to Starfish Island, as we Potter geeks say it will be a bumpy ride mon. For some like me doesn’t bother me I have grown up on the lake, cruise ships, and clearly I prefer to be by the water. But for my mom here due to cancer treatment it was tough for her. So just be aware, they offer assistance but hopefully you will not need it. So of course the day we get their to see the reef and the Blue Hole which OH MY GOSH! Get back to that, the water was so choppy, it was terrible which for poor mom didn’t help. But see it made it worth while. Picture above they have conchs EVERY WHERE! Please don’t take them home they are something’s home. But seriously pretty cool to pick up and take photos with. Mom didn’t get that memo.

For snorkeling they offer three different choices, Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced. Seeing as mom wasn’t feeling fantastic we did beginners so she could take it nice and slow. The down part of the beginners was that almost everyone on the island chose the same which even though its a huge ocean we felt so crowded flippers flopping all over and the tour guides having to yell over side talkers. But we saw what we came to see, which was a abundance of colorful fish and string rays. We even saw a Eel. Then we got to the deepest part of the tour still amazing, still tons of color. But to this very day I still don’t know why the tour guide said this. ” We are in about fifty feet of water, nobody panic but there is about three sharks underneath us so look down.” Yes it was cool, but at the same time like I said A LOT of people that were now panicking. Creating more chaos then anything. Now granted they were nurse sharks and we were in there territory that is theirs. No they didn’t bother us if anything we bothered them. Ok so I have saved a personal experience that I truly hope doesn’t happened to any of you. I got stung by jelly fish twenty eight times. No lie or exaggeration. They are called Moon Jelly Fish they are hard to see being completely clear. It does hurt but not as bad as other jelly stings. It will sting, whelp, and go down the next day.

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So you know how I talked about side talkers on the tour maybe one of them was me but I’m sorry  I was making a friend. Whom we now talk on our shell phones quite often to keep in touch. So despite the bad there is always a good.

So the Blue Hole, we only saw part of it, It is truly better seen by air, but dang was it one of the coolest things I have seen. It’s like God created this own little part of life for nobody to mess with. Just to view in aw or amazement. Sadly because I saw it from the boat I couldn’t get a proper picture.

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As our day winded down I had this picture taken to remind us, that not everything is about laying out or catching the rays (which I do a lot) but to explore what you can while you can. Because so many things are being harmed and this Reef and Blue Hole can only take so much. Also I want to talk to you about if you are a land tour person (also me) they have this train called The Conch Train. Hop on Hop off type train. It is very cool, also if you are looking for a good lunch consider the local restaurant the Wet Lizard. It was incredible good. My grandmother bought me food from her plate from their and she also recommends it.

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Well thanks for traveling to this part of the map with me. I hope you have a unbelizeable good time exploring!