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  • Ann, how very luck you were to be at Chichen Itza to see that event. I spent 14 wonderful days in the Yucatan in 1989 for the honeymoon of my first marriage. While that marriage ended miserably, I remember fondly the trip and the magical sites I was able to see. Tulum is truly beautiful. I can still see the red imprint of the ancient person who worked on a part of one of the buildings.
    It makes me want to go back right now!! Thanks for sharing.

  • Awesome. It’s been years since I was in Cancun, but I went to Tulum as well.
    I would have loved to witness the conversation about being thrown in a well eighteen times. That kind of thinking is right up my alley!
    Thanks for the memories!!

  • I love the hats on the boys. An BOY OH BOY do the boys looked bleached or what? How much sunscreen did you slather on them? It’s been lovely and quiet here in Nashvegas and am still whiter than your offspring. Looking forward to seeing you–and than desultory blanket.

  • Your trip sounds fantastic! Everything is about to get rolling with a new academic quarter for me, so a week away from computers sounds very appealing right now.
    And P.S. I think the blanket looks cool.

  • Great travelogue. Snake shadows on the ancient temple, no computers,desultory knitting and a beach. Throw in a margarita – I hope you did- and it sounds just right.

  • Oh my gosh! To be at Chichen Itza to see the snake body. How incredibly cool! But, I’m not sure I would have wanted to fight those crowds – it was very peaceful when I was there.

  • five pound lizards???? no thanx. here, near the canyon in sunny CA., we have the skinny variety, which climb up the side of the house (outdoors!) to sunbathe…. “creep factor” weighs heavily.

  • Oh blanket is so interesting. I’ll bet you enjoyed the weather. A week sans email? It would be SOOOOOOO hard.

  • While you were basking in the snake-shadow sunshine, I was having tea with Kay! And a cupcake! It was really fun, and the book is great, and ya shoulda been there! Although ping pong and sunscreen sound marvellous, too…

  • Sounds like a fab getaway, Ann. Are you feeling less vague now? Have the electronic vibes re-invigorated you? And Mary de B is quite right, Loop was great fun (I do love that shop), Kay did really well (and mentioned you a lot) but as of yesterday afternoon she was not quite halfway on her wager knitting, so you never know, I still might win! (I had been trying to keep her busy with Other Things, you see)

  • I’m so glad you went to Tulum; that was one of my favorite things in our whole visit to Mexico – I loved the spinning guys, whatevertheirnameswere. And if I had been a knitter back then, I would have known that I could keep myself from overheating in the hot, hot Mexican sun by sitting and knitting in the shade. Welcome back.

  • You DID knit a ziggurat! I’m hearing the music from Close Encounters.

  • Hi Ann,
    Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.
    I’m enjoying looking at your Mayan adventure too.
    K x

  • Ahh! Ann, we missed you. So glad you made it home safely. Your trip sounds incredible! How was the food?
    I lived in Mexico for a year and just love the country.

  • Sounds like a lot of fun was had by all. Is “pothole” the Mexican form of the “deer sign” game? Our spring break started with a ski day with Aunt Jen from Hawaii (Afghanistan Aunt Jen) and the ceremonial dumping of Mom’s knitting bag out of the back of the truck into the muddy parking lot along with the accompanying commentary that did not contribute to Mom’s sunny mood (“whew, at least nothing important fell in the mud”- um, hello, I think my knitting and Wild Fibers magazine were important; “why did Mom bring knitting anyway, we’re skiing”- um, hello, who is going to sit with the 5yo in the lodge when she gets cranky and tired in the middle of the day?, oh right, Mom is). Luckily the knitting was in ziplock bags, not so luckily the WF mag and the digi-cam were not. Hopefully the camera shop can get the grit out of the lens and I can get a new copy of WF since we have another ski day planned for tomorrow. The knitting will be in the front seat with me!

  • Book! (sorry, hijacked the comments)
    Its lovely!

  • Just wanted to congratulate you on your published work. My local (and only) bookstore doesn’t carry much on knitting but they usually order 1 or 2 in of major new books. I am preparing to lie in wait with sock yarn and a net. Wish me luck.
    Congrats again!

  • Melissa hijacked, so the rest of us have an excuse to go offtopic (tho’ the trip looked fabulous!) for congratulations! I can’t wait to get home to thank Brown for delivering your book!

  • My husband, Oliver, and I were lucky enough to be at Chichen Itza to see the serpent 5 years ago (Oliver the photographer took some tremendous photos, one of which is framed and hanging on our wall). Lucky for us, we got to go the day before the actual spring equinox, when the serpent still does its thing but there are about 30,000 fewer people. It still was painful to stand in line for 40 minutes for the bathroom, though…

  • i just got back from the riveria maya yesterday! it was such a blast…the beaches, the culture, the ruins, the wildlife. loved it, loved it, loved it. we saw those spinning guys at tulum too. i wasn’t sure what the whole ceremony was about but it was fun to watch nonetheless.