Sunday, January 14, 2018

Coolangatta, Australia - Part One of our trip

I made a video of our fun in Coolangatta. I still have a lot of photos on my old phone from diving and whatnot, so I think I will be making four or five videos from our trip.

This video is mostly from all of our fun with Aunt Nancy and Uncle Darryl, in Coolangatta -- then at the end is from our last night having dinner at their house in Surfers Paradise.

Hope you enjoy!

P.S. I also made an update to my Traveling with Tots post with new travel suggestions!

Diving MUSA

Another video that I made for our dive in MUSA.

One Percent Travel - Cenote Oxman in Valladolid

Here is a little video I made of the cenote at Valladolid. Alberto of One Percent Travel took us here instead of the crowded cenotes by Chichen Itza where all of the tourists go. I highly recommend his tour company for travel in Mexico. We will probably be going on one of his Day of the Dead tours or perhaps Cuba.

This is Cenote Oxman, and it is pretty much deserted except for locals and people who are "in the know." What a neat little spot.

Mark's Third Birthday Party

I just discovered that the iMovie app on my phone works pretty well for making little videos!

So since I am not the greatest at blogging right now, I am going to post a few videos of trips and other activities to make up for not writing. :)

Here is Mark's Third Birthday Party - Train themed, of course.

Thursday, July 13, 2017


I've been back for over a month, so I really need to post about my experience. Traveling with Mark wasn't nearly as awful as I thought it would be and the trip went MUCH better than expected.

This weekend I am going to work on a full post and update. As usual, there is a lot going on.

More pictures of our trip here.

Clownfish at Lady Musgrave Island - diving the Outer Wall

DOH! Pizza!

Jay got to hold the koala at Currumbin this time

Mark feeding a joey at Currumbin

More updates this weekend. I have a ton of things that I need to do that will also tie in to my 101 list.
Some places/things I am planning to review for TripAdvisor: Kirra Dive, Bundaberg Cane Railway/Botanical Gardens, Bargara Beach, Beach at Your Feet, Lady Musgrave Experience, Ocean Plaza Resort, Paradise Island Resort (probably my first bad review of anywhere I've stayed).

Weekend goal: update this blog and my 101 list blog, write 3 reviews from Australia.

Friday, December 16, 2016

First Markface-Free Trip

Here are some photo highlights from our trip to the Yucatan. I still have to download the pics I took at Chichen Itza from my camera.

Highlights of the week were diving at MUSA, exploring Isla Mujeres, and another fantastic outing with Alberto from One Percent Travel

MUSA - Manchones Reef

Catfish at Cenote Oxman outside Valladolid

MUSA Manchones Reef

Cenote Oxman

Pequeno Manchones Reef

El Castillo, Chichen Itza

Corn Ice Cream in Valladolid Square

Proof that I was in Cenote Oxman

"Usie" by ruins in Isla Mujeres

Time Bomb - MUSA 

The Silent Evolution, MUSA

The Silent Evolution, MUSA

Cenote Oxman

Full post coming soon... I have to fully review visiting Chichen Itza (I liked Coba better - less touristy), as that is one of my five UNESCO for 46 and 47 of my 101 list.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Election

Now that it's over and I've had some time to lick my wounds, I am going to strive more than ever to practice random acts of kindness, and stand up for others.