Manatee Education Center

After we had our fun in the Belize Barrier Reef we ere taken back to the island to explore the island and relax.

Before we left I was told about the manatee education center, and I decided I wanted to go check it out before grabbing something to eat.

I want to swim with manatee’s someday and I was secretly hoping I would see one close, but I was not so lucky this time.

The center was education and a fun little room of facts about the Majestic Manatee.   I even took a picture of the water… just hoping… yeah nothing…


Here are some of my favorite pics from this quick side adventure!
















Wordless Wednesday


Lessons from Guatemala

Now that I have taken 2 VERY hot baths, scrubbed, given myself a mani/pedi, and plan on getting a spray tan this afternoon… it is time to reflect on my time in Guatemala.  It was seriously one of the most insanely hilarious times of my life, and I would do it again. Seriously.

My time in Guatemala was insane.  I had so many experiences that I can’t wait to share with you but the first thing I feel I should share, are the things I learned from Guate.

1. My Spanish capabilities are seriously lacking.  In a big way.

2. Chicken buses or “camioneta” is the most hilariously insane way to travel.  I sat next to a goat, got a bus with a driver that I am pretty sure was three sheets to the wind and pounding everclear while driving, and so much more.  I am still laughing hard at the bus rides, I had all my co-workers laughing HARD yesterday at my stories.

3. Parrots speak Spanish.

4. You have NO idea how much work goes into a single cup of coffee, so if you are drinking coffee right now, you need to reflect on that.

5.  I am out of shape.

6. I will never eat chicken again.

7.  I am a Gringa.

8.  Guatemalan Nyquil is NOTHING like American Nyguil.

9.  Showers in Guatemala are nothing like showers in America.

10.  Look both ways before you cross into a street… Twice in fact three times might not even be enough.

Yes every single one of these statements have a story.   I had one of the best times last week.   I will share my stories in the coming weeks, but for now here is one of the first pictures I took.


Until Next Time,

Book Review Sunday

OK. Deep Breath. Another Deep Breath.


Warning you that my review  will contact some spoilers, nothing too major that will ruin the book for you, and I suspect I will get on a soap box.

Again warning minor spoilers ahead, actually it is more of a situation spoiler, and one that happens quickly in the book.

Let me start of by saying I loved this book.
Let me follow that up with, every time I read a book based in a dystopian world, or post apocalyptic world I find myself wondering what I would be like if I was in this world, do I understand where the character is coming from, would I be like him/her, is she an idiot? That sort of thing.

I can say after many moments of thinking about this book, I do not want to live in this world, this world truly feels hopeless to me, yet as hopeless as it seems the main character seems to find love.

I can’t fathom a world that I would have died at 20. I remember me at 20, I have barely lived life and experienced anything. I just can’t imagine.

Now, as hopeless as this world may seem now, I highly suspect her parents found a way to solve the problem… now that is just foreshadowing, and I have not read the next books, but that is what I think now.

OK now for the parts that made my stomach sick. In today’s society, it is not acceptable for a 21 year old to have sex with a 13 year old. I found myself completely sickened by that and because of that I will never like the man she married. Never. I don’t care if he comes to terms with what he did. That was disgusting to me, I understand that in this society that is just the way it is, but that doesn’t make it right. I think it bothers me because this crap is going on in our world now. Ugh. Ok I am getting off my soap box now. But I will never under any circumstances like the husband in this story. I don’t even care what his name is. He is garbage. Honestly I hope he dies by the end of the story. Him and his even more disgusting father.

I do LOVE Gabriel though. I am happy to see where they are going.

Like I always say, I feel it is a sign of a good author when feelings and emotions for characters are brought to the surface. DeStefano does this which is the sign of a talented author. I will read the remaining books in this series, and I will keep my fingers crossed the two disgusting men die but knowing my luck it will be Gabriel.

Just escape the cubicle already

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