Well, the boyfriend and I just got back from our first real vacation in about 7 years. We went to Mexico for a week, spending time in the cities of Tulum, Akumal, and Cancun. The warm weather and sunshine was much needed, and now we’re back in Minnesota and very ready for spring!
While on vacation we toured around a bit, and I got to check an item off my bucket list! On our third day, we traveled up the coast to Akumal beach. Once there, we rented snorkel equipment and began exploring the ocean. Sure enough, just a few minutes out we saw a few sea turtles eating sea grass. This one was only a foot or two away from me; he was swimming to the surface for air.
If you ask my close friends, any of them could probably tell you that my favorite animal is the turtle. I was so excited to see these guys up close, and just floated above them for quite a while. It was really incredible, and I’m so thankful that I got to have the experience.
Obviously there was a huge variety of flora everywhere we went. Many of the plants that were growing wild in Mexico can only be grown indoors, and with a great amount of care, in Minnesota. It was refreshing to see so many flowers in bloom, and got me excited to start my garden at home.
These last two photos were taken in Cancun, the night before we flew back to Minnesota. IF you’d like to see some of my other photos from the trip, just head on over to my Flickr page.
Overall, we had a great trip! It was a much needed break from our cold and snowy Minnesota weather. Now that I’m back, I’m ready to dig in the dirt! I’ll be posting my Seed Starting guide in a couple days, so check back soon! Thanks for reading!