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  • Back from Mexico

    Hi all,

    Well, we are back from a wonderful vacation in Mexico. We went to Playa del Carmin and stayed at an Iberostar Hotel called the Playa Paraiso Lindo.

    It was an all-inclusive resort. Food and beverages were all included, as well as rooms and airfare. It was awesome... the way to go!

    Had a great time, but the heat (intense) and humidity really got to me. The resorts are huge (there are several resorts in a row, and if you stay at one, you can use any of the other Iberostar resorts) and so there is a lot of walking involved.

    The walking was very difficult for me. I could really feel how heat affects me, and that was "not good". The first day was eye-opening, and also very frustrating, as the affects of this disease were much more apparent.

    Anyway, we had a great time, and now I am waiting to hear about the conference! News, news, news, please!

    Oh also, we decided that when we go again, we will take an electric Razor scooter for me to use, so I won't have to walk as much.


    Oh yeah, thanks for all the good wishes on my daughter's graduation. It means a lot.

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    I'm really glad you had a good time! This will be a trip you will always remember.


    Husband has HCM.
    3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.


    • #3
      Debbie great time it sounds like. How did our daughter do with her spanish translations? I remember when I was in Accapulco 26 years ago the little spanish I knew kept the cab fare from being exhorbitant for the same trip each time we took a different cab.

      Now next time you know what your limitations are and you will be able to plan with the scooter. It will make it so much better as there will be no unknowns.

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      • #4
        Hi Pam,

        Well my daughter's Spanish translations were pretty good. They speak so fast, though, so it's hard to hear all the words. Keep up, I guess.

        Anyway, she did alright. This trip has motivated me to try to learn Spanish. We have a Spanish tutor for the computer, and I'm going to work on it.

        About the Razor scooter, I think it would be helpful on any vacation where there is walking involved. The problem for me is that it is a glorified skateboard.

        I am very bad on a skateboard... broke my arm on one, and then my finger, when I was a teenager. My dad told me that if he ever saw me on another skateboard, no matter whose it was, he would saw it in half.
        So taking one could also make it a much more interesting vacation, for sure.