Sunday, March 29, 2015


My sisiter invited me to go on a trip to Cancun with her.  It was an all inclusive trip, so once you got to the hotel, it was all the food and drinks that you could stuff in yourself.  It was great!  The only thing had I had to worry about is getting up to use the restroom. LOL  

This was the hotel we stayed in. Its called Aqua Live.   Its only adults.   It has  5 resturants to choose from  and several bars.  And multiple pools. 

We never went into any of the pools. We meant to but it just never happened. 
I spent most of the time sitting out on the beach and reading a book. 

We never got any good sun rise shots because it was always cloudy on the horizon. 

The first day there my sister had meetings all day long, so I spent the whole day sitting on the beach with people bringing me drinks. LOL, what a  life.   I did walk down the beach several times. 

There was lots of seaweed.  Every morning the staff would dig huge holes and drag  bags filled with seaweed and dump them into the holes.   What an endless job. The next day it was all back again. 

And even though I tried to be really careful and put lots of suntan lotion on, I burned the crap out of my feet. Ugh!!  It must have been from walking through the clear water, when I took my walks.  The rest of the time I was under the umbrella.  My poor feet, they were happy to go home and not see the sun. 

This was the first day when my feet were normal. (I didnt take any after pictures)  

This was the view from our hotel room. Which we were allowed to eat and drink as much out of the  mini bar , as we wanted. 

 I think the best meals were at lunch time. There was an outside grill that they cooked different things on in the afternoon. 

This guy decided he wanted to come eat lunch with us.   He didnt seem aggressive but we just didnt like sitting that close to him, so we moved. 

One eveing there was a Catamaran boat ride in the bay.  Good thing my sister thought about taking dramamine before we went.  Even though it was in the bay, the swells were big and several people were sea sick. 

The water was so blue/green even way out and you could still see the bottom. 

This was the sunset from the boat.  I never took my good camera with me. I was worried sometime would happen to it so all the pictures are from my phone. 

The next day my sister and I went on an excursion.   We took a "jungle tour".  It was really a jungle.  You took thses speed boats across the bay and then through the mango groves.

Going out there , the water was pretty rough.  I was thinking it would be worse coming back it but it wasnt.   Remember the seaweed?  Well, it kept getting stuck in the propeller.  So we would have to stop,  put the boat in reverese real fast and then forward. That would get the seaweed off and we could then keep going.   There was this one guy in the group, I dont know if he had never driven a boat before or what but he drove sooooo slow.   We kept have to stop and wait for him, or we would all make a big circle a couple of times, so he could catch up.     Anyway , when we go to our destination , we went snorkling on a protected reef.  It was pretty cool.  It was kind of cloudy on and off, so the reef wasnt as pretty as it could have been. Plus I kept feeling cold.  But still fun. Some of these really big fish would swim right up under us and scared me a couple of times. 

This was our last day there. So in the afternoon , we spent time on the beach. 

Then we walked down the beach and went to the Mayan Ruins that were right on the beach. We could just walk to them.  There are more extensive ones in Cancum but we didnt want to take the whole day doing that. 

This guy was on the path to the ruins. 

This is my selfie on top of the ruins.  

Did you know they dont have diet coke in Mexico??  Whats up with that?  They only have Coke Light.

Yuck!   But I made it through.  And you would think with all the tourist they would have English TV shows on the TV.  There were a couple of channels but most were American TV shows but with Spanish dubbed  over.   
It was a great trip and Im so glad my sister asked me to go. How lucky am I !!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

First test RVing adventure.


Last weekend , after coming home from a trial, we took the RV to Dreher Island state park. Sorry to say,that Ive never been there before.  Its about 20 miles from my house and Im not sure why I never went there. Its beautiful!!

Our spot had a great view. It was spot 51.  The only negative was the waves hitting the shore made Guieness very excited and he kept barking.  There werent to many people camping so it was nice. We got a chance to check out other RV spots.
I really like this spot 47.
This spot was more in the cove, so no waves to cause Guiness to bark. And it had its only little beach , so if it was closer to summer , you could go into the water.
This park had a wonderful hiking path. I have no idea how long it was. We turned around after a while because my feet were hurting. (remember I had been at a trial earlier) 

 Stephanie was home for Spring break. She only stayed a few days and then had to go back to work on her  end of the year art project.
 The only bad thing that happened , was the last day, when I went to put the slide it, it would respond. Lou was alraedy at work.  I had tried everything. The only thing I didnt check was the fuse.  I still havent gone back to check that.  You can hand crank the slide back in.  I had no choice. I needed to move the RV and it cant be moved until the slide it is. So hand cranking it in was the only choice. 

When it got this close to being in, my arms were now killing me. It took my whole body of pushing and pulling to work the crank.  I got to the point and sent my husband this picture. I told him I didnt think I coulc do any more.  But of  course I did.   That night I had a deep ache in both shoulders.  Not muscle pain,like you get when you exercise a lot. This was different. I was to the point of crying.  I wont ever do that again. I have road side assitance, I should have just called them. Believe me, I will call next time.   
This weekend I plan to bring the RV to my house, to work on some thing.  We'll see if the slide is working. It it isnt, Ill check the fuse. 

The trial.   
I went to an out door trial last weekend.   It was freezing the first morning.  So when I got there they decided to delay the trial for a little while. There was frost all over everything. 

First up was T2B.  This should have been an easy course to run. Big circles.  Nope, not for me. LOL

I just got to far behind, running down that line. She was already 2 jumps in front of me and by the time I said, "tunnel" , she was  was pass the first entracne  and had to decided which entrance it was. She chose the wrong one. Oops. 

The really nice thing about this trail is they had all the excellent classes first.  So once you ran, you were done and could go home. I may see if I can work that out for you next trial. Now this was a one ring trial , so it was easier to do. ( They had two rings set up, but one judge). 

This course ate up dogs.  There were hardly any Q's in all jump hights. Im not sure why.  For me, I didnt want to push to far pass the weave poles, so I stayed back. (Miley) I front crossed  poorly and must have blocked the teeter and Miley ran passed it. Ugh!  Java, I got behind running the a-frame line and she thought she was suppose to take the chute. She didnt but he called a refusal.  We had some other trouble to, farther down the course.  (Many dogs had weave pole problems. Not sure what that was about). 

Then came jumpers.

It had that same line that T2B had.  Hey I get a do over. LOL  this time I was ready. I started yelling when I was far back, 'tunnel, tunnel, tunnel".  It worked. Java Qed and took 2nd place.

My friend didnt start the video on time, so I didnt get the begining.   Then Miley had the best run ever!!  Perfect jumping and took 3rd place.  But the person filming hit photo and not video, so I didnt get it on tape. I was so disappointed.  I feel like each and every run with Miley should be charished. I really feel she doesnt have to many more running days left and we rarely get through a course without dropping a bar. I know the person was trying to tape my run but I cant say that I wasnt upset. Not at the person, just because it happened.   

We were done by 12noon. I did stay to watch a friend run but it was so nice to be done. 

I put all Java's videos together.

Sunday, went up early and then found out I didnt sign up for T2B. Ugh. Then next  was Standard. Once again not to many people Qed on this course.

Miley dropped a couple of bars. Java was doing awesome and then I took it for granted that she would take the tunnel after the table. Ugh. Didnt happened. She took the dogwalk twice before I got her in.  This trial was on an uphill grade. I was trying to put her in the tunnel and try to get uphill to make sure she knew to go to the #13 jump.  It was tough running up hill from a stand still .  I think the rest went ok. Bummer!!!  

Next was jumpers.  

I just didnt see that #4 was not that obvious. I didnt look at the course map before hand. And when you walked the course, it seemed like a straight shot into the tunnel.  Anyway, I didnt support the jumps and she ran pass them. Ugh! I was so upset with myself.
Miley dorpped at least 3 bars. Again, her run didnt get taped because  my friends, each thought the other one was taping.  Ugh!!