Run Forrest Run
Run Forrest Run

The rain was pouring down upon us in Cancun, so we ran as drops pelted us into our desired stop at Bubba Gumps for crab legs.  I love crab legs.  Just so you know…  Bubba Gumps does not have crab legs.  I was having a craving for crab legs!  Instead I got a very expensive glass of Margarita that was on 50% off.  It was a good Margarita but when the bill arrived it was not 50% off.  But, they were going to give me a lovely jar glass to take home in my carry-on luggage.  I didn’t want the glass.  I wanted my 50% off.  I can be a bit of a bbb… brat…. so when I told the waiter that if he didn’t get me the 50% off he sold me then he could pay for it out of his tip and keep the cute “collector” glass.  Somehow he was now able to get me a discount.


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Negative Edge Pool Westin Cancun
Negative Edge Pool Westin Cancun

Make sure to do ample research before you book your holiday destination. Don’t rely on their website or pictures. We thought we would be at the far end of hotel strip in Cancun. We are at a little quiet resort on Pok-Ta-Pok  Ave which is roughly a 20 minute taxi. This picture is at the Westin. Wish I were there. But in defense of our little resort…
The room is nice. Pool is clean. Everything is very clean. The staff is friendly. And the F&B prices very reasonable. Coral Mar is perfect for a quiet get away. It all depends on what you are looking for. Each night at Coral Mar, the guest gather around the bar for happy hour 2 times a day and share good times with each other. You may not find these same pleasantries at the Westin. It just depends on what you are looking for and what makes you happy.

Personally, we would have enjoyed the Westin more, but the camaraderie with the staff and tourist at Coral Mar were not to be taken lightly. Say hi to Silver at the restaurant and bar during daytime hours and to Eduardo during the evening hours.

Coral Mar Resort
Coral Mar Resort

All pictures taken with my iPhone 5S.

This outdoor kitchen that I found in Acapulco signifies endurance in so many ways.  Tolerance of the smoke in your eyes.  Patience as you attempted to control the cooking heat.  I wouldn’t trade my kitchen any day.  I found this kitchen to be fascinating yet archaic.

We stopped here as part of a swamp tour excursion that we took while in Acapulco, Mexico.  They actually cook and serve meals from the kitchen.  We only had a short visit so there was not enough time to sample the local cuisine from this restaurant.  I bet it would have been a treat to be remembered.

What's for Dinner
What’s for Dinner

We did have time to sample their home-brew of local mescal…  I didn’t partake but did take many photos as my friends indulged, screwing up their faces in grimace… which would be another fun post.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Endurance


  • the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way.
  • “she was close to the limit of her endurance”  – See the kitchen!
  • synonyms:  toleration, tolerance, sufferance, forbearance, patience, acceptance, resignation.
  • the capacity of something to last or to withstand wear and tear.

Everywhere we venture humanity presents a vast array of vivid color and saturates the world with its richness.   Posted as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge – Humanity



This youngster was selling his wares on the street trying to earn a few dollars.  I gave him a dollar for the photo and let him keep the candy.  Posted as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge – Humanity