April 18th, 2009

The best of times

Mom and I went to Mexico!!
Playa Del Carmen last week, for a VERY Non-peace corps vacation. The woman spoils me to no end, but you won't ever hear me complaining about it. I do wish Harrison and Grace were with us, but we still had a lot of fun.

It was a beautiful all inclusive resort between Playa del Carmen and Cancun, on the Yucatan Peninsula, in the state of Quintana Roo. on what's called the Mayan Riviera. The water is so blue, I've never seen that before. Not even in Belize. It was great to finally speak Spanish for a change (considering  I live in Central America, this is a pretty ridiculous, if true, statement), and I havd a great time meeting the staff and relaxing on the beach. The one incongruency nagging my mind was that this trip was very much a 180 degree turnaround from what I've been doing for the last twenty months. I come from rural indigence to get a massage on the beach...corn tortillas to strip steak, and a hammock and dirt floor to 2000-threadcount sheets and maid service. haha. ALSO, it was strange because i have this newfound love of getting acquainted with new cultures and languages, and being so uncomfortable in unfamiliar social situations and learning about myself, and then spending a week surrounded by Americans, where everyone around me is doing their best to make me Comfortable.
At anyrate, it was a great time, and I miss my family.
Close of Service countdown:  Three months and a week !!! Then what, you may ask? Well, I was hoping you wouldn't, actually.