We’re Home Again

We arrived home late Saturday night. We had a good time, and did a lot of fun things, but the trip did not go as planned. I will do a short series of the fun things we did and saw.

I got sick with a very bad cold and was only able to dive for 3 days. Anyone who is a diver knows that diving with a bad cold, or even a slight cold, can be very damaging and causes a lot of problems. I did once, years ago in Fiji, and almost burst an eardrum. I was deaf in that ear for over a week. So, as much as I wanted to dive, I just couldn’t do it. It is much better to live to dive another day than to die diving for just one day.

This is Julio. We have been diving with Julio for about 14 years, and counting. He’s great. We highly recommend him to anyone, and have, on numerous occasions, regardless of their skill level. Julio will take very good care of everyone. DiveWithJulio.com

We stayed at the same resort we stayed at last time we were in Cozumel, 18 months ago, El Cid, and we dined at a lot of the same restaurants too. Cozumel is, after all, a small island, and when we go back repeatedly, there are only so many new things to find, though we did find some and enjoyed them all.

This is a beautiful map of some of the dive sites of Cozumel. We have dived all of the Western sites many, many times. The Eastern sites are in the open waters, that are not protected and very few dive operators will venture there. Larry and I dive enough that we would be fine, but I would definitely NOT recommend these rougher waters for beginners. In Fact, Cozumel in general, with it’s drift dives, can be very challenging for non-experienced divers too.

Even though I wasn’t able to dive as much as I had hoped, it is the tail end of eagle ray season, and we saw quite a few. They are gorgeous creatures. This is a mural. Our photos from underwater didn’t turn out that well.

Because I was not out diving, we did some of the activities at the resort, El Cid. We played BINGO a couple of times, though we didn’t win anything.

We also went to the Latin Festival, which featured a group of very talented young dancers, dancing to a variety of traditional Latin music or musica. Oh, to be young and fit again. I am a wee bit jealous. 🙂 All of these dancers were fantastico!

I will leave it here for now, but have no fear, I still have lots of very good things coming your way in the very near future.

I am catching up with all the necessary things we have to do once we return from our travels, plus I am still in the recovery phase of whatever nasty crud I caught on the island. I am also planning on the first of my two upcoming eye surgeries, one as early as this coming Friday, if they will still allow me to after being sick. So I may be sparsely posting for a bit. But don’t worry, everything will get back to normal again soon. 🙂 Until then, stay well and stay safe. ‘Til next time.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

22 thoughts on “We’re Home Again”

  1. I am so sorry to hear that you got sick on your vacation and couldn’t dive as much as you wanted to. I am glad you were able to find some other things to do to make your trip fun. I know you are such a positive person and tend to look for the silver lining.

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