Several weeks ago when I posted the after image of the Cabo Fisherman on a weekly challenge, I wanted to send it to Visual Venturing for ABFriday since it has become one of my favorite images. I missed the window of opportunity but wanted to send it this week anyway. I did several changes to the image but the most noticeable were to straighten the skyline after reading and change to a golden color tone. Stop by Stacy’s Visual Venturing and take a peak at other ABF creations.       Here is more on what was done. After seeing the various stages as screen printsRead More →

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.  IRead More →

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 lookingRead More →

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. We did haveRead More →