Thursday, November 29, 2012


It's time to go home. Our flight is at 9am tomorrow so we'll be leaving here by 6am. I know I've said this before, but it bears should be illegal to have to be up that early.

I can't believe how fast the time has gone. An old cliche, I know, but it's true.

Today has been filled with packing and deciding what to leave behind so we don't have to pack it along next trip. Can you believe we're going home with far less than we came down with? We could probably fit everything into one suitcase. I had to make a quick trip uptown to pick up a bottle of Xtabentun to take home. Laundry and final housecleaning had to be done, but didn't because of the never ending parade of well wishers.

We had an impromptu supper, al fresco, at neighbour Liz's. Neighbours Owen and Bindi joined us. Food was shared, drinks enjoyed, hugs freely given. We've been so blessed to have been given the neighbours that we have.

"Don't worry about washing your bedding, I'll take care of that."

"Towels need to be done, as well? I'll do those, too."

"We'll wash your floors and take care of XYZ."

I hate that they're taking care of my last minute things but if I had tried to skip out of the get together, they would have grabbed me and hauled me back outside. So I thanked them as graciously as I could and enjoyed our last night together.

According to our daughter, the temperature at home is -5,000,000.



  1. You leave and we arrive..... maybe sometime we will overlap and can meet!Have a safe trip home and don't freeze!

  2. Jillian van der GrachtDecember 9, 2012 at 1:17 PM


    I know this comment does not pertain to your blog post, however I am hoping that this is the best way to contact you. My name is Jillian van der Gracht and I am currently in my fourth year at Capilano University, in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada working towards my Bachelor of Tourism Management. In our fourth year we have to complete a research paper that involves us each conducting our own research on a particular topic about the tourism industry. The topic I have chosen is expatriate tourism in Merida, Yucatan. I chose this topic after living in Merida from 2008-2009 after I graduated high school. I spent ten weeks taking an international program at Technologia Turistica Total, and then continued working with them and their Life Long Learning program.

    I have read portions of your blog and I was wondering if you would be interested in filling out a survey about your experiences in Merida. I was also hoping that you could possibly pass along the survey to some of your other expatriate friends that would be interested in assisting me in my research.

    I greatly appreciate you taking the time to read this and hope to hear from you soon. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Jillian van der Gracht

  3. Jillian, you've not left any contact info. Without that, I can't help you.


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