Wednesday, December 2, 2015


Tulum is the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city serving as a major port for Cobá. The ruins are situated on 12-meter (39 ft) tall cliffs, along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. Old World diseases brought by the Spanish settlers appear to have resulted in very high fatalities, disrupting the society and eventually causing the city to be abandoned.


A coati (a member of the raccoon family) roaming the grounds of the temple.

View of the ruins from the beach.

Boats on the beach next to the ruins.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Isla Holbox

Holbox ("black hole" in Yucatec Maya) is an island in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, located on the north coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. It is approximately 41.84 kilometers long and 1.5 kilometers wide, and it is separated from the mainland by a shallow lagoon that is home to flamingos, pelicans and other rich birdlife.

The island is accessed by ferry from the mainland town of Chiquila, and has virtually no cars, with transport by most residents and tourists by golf cart or moped.

The entrance of vehicles is not allowed at Holbox in order to protect the environment


Fresh nacho chips, ceviche, and lobster at Las Panchas family restaurant


Driving in golf cart

Outside hotel

Evening on the pier

Eating at Las Panchas

Evening on the beach

Dinner on the beach

Churros on the street

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Gowlland Tod Provincial Park

The Gowlland Range towers 430 metres over Finlayson Arm, a unique fjord that only replenishes its marine waters once a year. (Source)

Sunday, October 25, 2015


Long Beach

Chesterman’s Beach

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Daughtry Summer Concert

On August 27, we saw Daughtry perform at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) in Vancouver.

The kids prepared a sign which Daughtry acknowledged early in the concert by reading its message out loud while on stage!

During the final song, the cameraman filmed Naimah hoisting the sign up and then projected it on the big screen. As you can see from the concert set list below, the message on the sign matched perfectly with the finale.