Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Bring me two Pina Coladas! (pictures pictures and more pictures)

 Home  from  vacation, and all I can  say  is, 
 We had a blast! 
 played in  the  water
 had a discussion with  the  waves and  the attempted theft of my bathing suit  bottoms! LOL 
 Deb and  Brian  came  along and  really  seemed to enjoy the trip.

 Martin and Mike  looking  for sea shells
 Underwater pics taken on my new  Lumix waterproof, courtesy of  Brian, who  spent a lot of time snorkeling 

My little buddy  who was outside my room every morning 
 Martin Mike and I 
 The Oakleys 
 All of us enjoying  a wonderful meal at Havana Moon
 Fifth Avenue (Playa Del Carmen)

 An  amazing meal in  a wonderful  restaurant  housed in an axtual Xenote(cave) Aluz(pronounced Aloosh)
 the ambiance  was  second to none, and after dinner we explored the caves

Back to visit  Xcaret this trip,  such  a beautiful  place 

 last  day ,just hanging out on the beach
 and an evening out for  drinks and dinner

Yup this pic  pretty much sums it up. 
I am  glad to be  home  now even though the temps are pretty  shocking  in comparison. But that is one of the great things about  going away. Coming home! 
Back to the regular  routine again.
Stay warm and safe! 


Cheyenne said...

So neat to "travel" along with you! Loved your little buddy outside your window everyday.

I do believe one of the coolest things has to be having supper there in that cave. Wow!!!

So happy you got away - you know it has been a good holiday when you come home refreshed & happy to be home too. Nothing quite like home...

Unknown said...

Dinner in cave???? Coolest thing ever!!!!!

Ami said...

Welcome home!! Looks like you maybe got a little too much sun there...

And I have to say you and your hubby look very happy.

Did you miss Winston and Skeeter? Who takes care of all your animals when you're gone?

Cut-N-Jump said...

Sounds like you guys had a great time as usual. Glad you all got to get away and relax.

Dinner in a cave? That just sounds awesome.

Willow said...

So glad you had a great time ! It made me happy looking at all the great photos .

Janice said...

Well I would say mission accomplished, that last picture says it all. How nice to see pics that don't include snow or just plain ugly winter crap. Glad you had fun,bet you missed your spots.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

You have the best vacations. I'm jealous of the underwater camera. You were missed while you were gone.

Shirley said...

What a wonderful time it must have been! Love the cave, and check out that suntan!
Sorry about what you had to come home too weather-wise- looks like it's going to hang around for a bit yet too. At least you will have your sunny memories to sustain you!

Leah said...

Looks wonderful and warm ~ water and sunshine sounds wonderful ~ oh and the beverages too! Welcome back home! We had -24 (yes below they say windchill was more towards 40 below) --- just plain cold here in Minnesota!

Crystal said...

Oh looks so warm and wonderful! Love all the sun and ocean pictures. glad you had a wonderful time

kden said...

Love the cave and underwater pictures. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

GoLightly said...
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GoLightly said...

Jeepers, spell check.
Glad you had a great time!

Shocking is the word for our Canadian winter this year, that's for sure.

You guys are really spinning that polar vortex!

GoLightly said...

and now I iz 14 th.

Or 14nd.

aurora said...

Welcome back, your trip looks fabulous!!

Nicole said...

So glad you had a great trip and made it home safely!! Very jealous of the trip, ok maybe more envious! I'm sooooo ready to get out of this artic tundra we've found ourselves in this weekend! :). But we haven't had it nearly like you! So glad you had fun and soooo makes me want to go!

Confessions of a Closet Hoarder but you can call me Judy said...

What beautiful pictures once again! My favorite is of you and Martin at dinner in the cave! :)