Friday, September 23, 2016

A Big Thank You to Julio & Janeth!

For about two and a half years, Julio and Janeth were managing Moonracer Farm while Tom and I were working on a conservation project and then taking care of family business in the US.  They did a fantastic job, and Tom and I didn't have to worry at all about the business or the property or the horses, or anything else they were caring for in our absence.  We realize that doing this for us caused them to make some fairly significant sacrifices in their personal life, so we decided that treating them to a vacation out of Belize would be a good way to let them know that they are truly appreciated.  And, we went along, so it was great fun for us too.
Janeth & Julio on the beach in Playa del Carmen

We did a sort of combo trip..., a little sightseeing,  a little all-inclusive experience, and a little shopping.  We drove from our village to Playa del Carmen, where we stayed in a small inn in the city, but off of 5th Avenue.  We ate at El Fogon, my favorite place, and did a little shopping.  Then we took the ferry out to Cozumel, where we stayed at an all-inclusive resort, El Cozumeleno.  It was beautiful, and it was great fun to completely relax and not worry about anything.

Marge & Janeth shopping on 5th Ave. in Playa

When we were done there, we went back to Playa for a night, and some more food and shopping, and then drove to Chetumal (to shop some more) with a stop in Tulum along the way.  After spending a night in Chetumal, we headed home for our re-entry into real life.

These pictures don't really have anything to do with Belize, but they have a lot to do with the lives of the people who make Moonracer Farm happen.  And, the fact that a Mexico trip can be a short vacation is part of the reason we choose to live and work there.

Eating at El Fogon.  My favorite thing!

Julio & Janeth at the ferry terminal in Playa, on the way to Cozumel

The four of us in Cozumel!

The view from our balcony at El Cozumeleno

Janeth saying hello to us from their next door balcony

Julio & Janeth at one of the fountains along the waterfront in Cozumel

Julio & Janeth entering Tulum
Janeth & Julio at Tulum

Janeth & Julio cliffside at Tulum

On our last night, we went to La Botana in Chetumal for dinner.  Julio had a giant fish!

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