Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cancun: El Meco

As we were driven back to the resort one day we spotted not far from the resort a little Mayan pyramid. We asked the driver to stop so I could read the sign. Well what do you know? A few yards from the resort is another archeological site, and I wanted to see it. So we returned one afternoon.

There's a nominal entry fee and the tickets are very cool.

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El Meco was once a small economically self-sufficient fishing village. While Tulum is considered the only old Mayan village with a seaside location, El Meco is pretty close to the water. Just across the road is the sea. And I'm guessing in the old days, before the construction of the paved road and the resorts the village was next to the water.

We were the only one visiting the site that hot early afternoon. It must be the wrong time to visit because the sun was so intense, but there were plenty of shady spots to cool off.

The pyramid is the centerpiece of Mayan sites we've seen, this is no exception.
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The other ruins were pretty neat too.

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It was nice having the run of hte place for a change instead of elbowing other tourists for a good shot of the pyramid.


Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Seeing Orange

The very dry, pleasant and unseasonably warm winter we had around these parts did not only threaten drought, it also made us a bit dispassionate about the arrival of spring. Okay, let me make that statement a personal one. I was too spoiled of the mild winter we had that mimicked spring that the excitement towards the arrival of spring was tempered.

That was until this past weekend when I drove by a hillside covered with the state flower. I didn't have a camera then, although my smart phone takes good photos I decided to wait until I can bring the hubs here. This is the same hillside in the neighborhood where I lived for years before moving to where I live now so I know that this hill has not seen any spring blooms like it has this year.

On Sunday I planned on surprising the hubby by showing him the hill near our old home, but he said he's going to show me something first. A week ago he chaperoned friends' kids on a play date in neighborhood playground, and near there was this empty lot filled with golden poppy. I swear there is a proliferation of poppies this year. I've never seen too much poppies.

I don't mind an empty lot for a neighbor if the lot is filled with flowers.


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More orange.

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Now onto the hillside.


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Fully satisfied with our little photo shoot, we drove towards home and along the way we passed by a house with dogwood tree on its yard that is blooming. We stopped the car and took some pictures.



Last Sunday was a perfect spring day with spring flowers blanketing the ground and flowering trees blooming while the entire day the sky was a cloudless blue. Perfect day. Perfect skywatching day.

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