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Double Lung Transplant, ONE YEAR!

Double Lung Transplant, ONE YEAR!

September 10th will be one year since my husband’s (Randy) shocking double lung transplant. Randy was having some breathing issues, but his respiratory failures from August 2013 were shocking events that rocked our family and friends. He was critical for 3 months, on life support for 12 days. Our gratitude to the donor and his […]

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Puerto Lopez and Isla de la Plata!

Puerto Lopez and Isla de la Plata!

The trip to Puerto Lopez was about 4 hours from Guayaquil, in a van filled with luggage and people.  Kind of bumpy too, but we made it, so no problema!  The hotel is nice and clean, with balconies overlooking the ocean.  There are also hammocks on the balconies, which is quite nice.  Upon arrival our […]

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Getting to Guayaquil (Ecuador)!

Getting to Guayaquil (Ecuador)!

In the past few weeks I have had serious doubts as to whether I was going to be able to make this trip!  I planned to come to Ecuador over a year ago with a scientific team and volunteers from Marine Megafauna Foundation, to help identify and conserve Manta Rays at Isla de la Plata, […]

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Fabulous Photos Friday under the Caribbean Sea!

Fabulous Photos Friday under the Caribbean Sea!

My last visit to Cozumel was wonderful. I spent it with friends, did yoga, and went diving and snorkeling A LOT.  Enjoy looking at the fabulous creatures and scenery you can see under the waves in the beautiful Mexican Caribbean! Hope you enjoyed today’s show and tell!  Some of these are not as appreciated as […]

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Artful Culinary Delights in Cozumel, Mexico!

Artful Culinary Delights in Cozumel, Mexico!

Fabulous food should be part of everyone’s vacation. Good food cannot be confused with fantastic food. In Cozumel, the restaurant to go to is La Cocay.  La Cocay means “dragonfly” in the Mayan language, but it’s food is distinctly Mediterranean. Here is some good news:  they have enlarged their menu! I confess that La Cocay is […]

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Coming Up for Air!

Filed in Adventures in Cozumel, Dive Cozumel by on August 17, 2014 26 Comments
Coming Up for Air!

It has been a while since I have blogged! My last post was from beautiful Cozumel, and it was a great trip (for the most part).  I was joined by two yoga buddies, and my roomie from my volunteer stint in Mozambique in 2012.  How lovely it is to have a girl trip!  We did […]

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Fab Photos Friday: Shark Week!

Fab Photos Friday: Shark Week!

It is Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, and unfortunately, the “fantastic” and “scary” (and sometimes untrue) takes precedence, so I thought I’d show you some of the sharks I have known and loved!  I had an overly exciting minute with a Great White, but other than that, my experiences with sharks have been of […]

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Dive Photos from Cozumel!

Dive Photos from Cozumel!

I had two fabulous dives yesterday….the first was on Palancar, the second was on Santa Rosa Shallows.  Both were gorgeous dives!  Enjoy!

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Snorkeling in Cozumel…with the wrong lens!

Snorkeling in Cozumel…with the wrong lens!

Ah, I love being in Cozumel. I feel very at home here (except when all the cruise ships are in, then I stay underwater or away from town!).  Next to diving, my favorite activity is snorkeling, so I headed out yesterday to check it out, and there wasn’t much happening.  When I say that I […]

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Fab Photos Friday: Appomattox, Virginia!

Fab Photos Friday: Appomattox, Virginia!

A few years ago I went to visit my cousin who was, at that time, a Professor of Cellular Biology at Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA.  Close to Lynchburg (a gorgeous town surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains) lies Appomattox Court House, VA, the site of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to General Ulysses S. […]

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