Azure\’s Adventures

My adventures, fun times, and thoughts

Cancun, Mexico September 1-9, 2007 September 10, 2007

Filed under: Mexico — azureraff @ 3:49 am

Eric and I went on an amazing vacation to Cancun, Mexico.  It was nice because it was the off season with not many people.  We stayed at an all inclusive resort called the Golden Parnassus right in the hotel zone of Cancun.  The food and drinks were amazing and we had unlimited amounts of them!  We did a lot of sunbathing and drinking and just enjoying the amazing beach while there!  But of course, you know me, I had to throw some adventure somewhere in the trip since I can’t sit around for too long (although I could have).  One day we visited Xel-ha a natural area for snorkeling were freshwater meets saltwater.  We also that day went to Tulum to check out the Mayan ruins.  Another day we paddled a lagoon, hiked in the jungle, swam in a cenote, rappeled and ziplined in the jungle.  We also had lunch in a Mayan village and the food was awesome!  Additionally, one night we did a really cool night booze cruise that was a pirate assult were pirates invaded our ship and took some of the women! It was funny.  I wasn’t one of the women they chose thankfully 🙂

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Our pool! Spent a lot of time here…paradise.

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At the awesome Tiki bar near the beach at our hotel…margarita in hand

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hiking around Xel-ha

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Out clubbing with people from our hotel….damn sunburn!

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Yummy dinner at our hotel

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yah baby!

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Xel-Ha natural area, we snorkeled here

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Paddling in a lagoon near Coba

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One of the many Mayan ruins in Tulum

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The Great Parnassus, a sister hotel that we could eat and drink at for free.  Its brand new, reminds me of Vegas.  Its beautiful.

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Eric and I swimming in a Cenote.  They are caves were water drips through holes about.  The water gets filtered before hitting the ground.  Probably the most clean and refreshing water I have ever been in.

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I did lots of those!  Too many a couple of times 🙂

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Awwww the Caribbean Sea

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Tulum Ruins overlooking the Sea

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Biking through Ruins at Coba

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We were attacked by pirates….

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Gosh….another drink, I probably didn’t need it.

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Pool at the Great Parnassus…total paradise

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One last look before we go home 😦

 

Hood to Coast August 24-25,2007

Filed under: Hood to Coast,Running and other activities — azureraff @ 2:37 am

This year I was fortunate to get a hood to coast team.  They only allow 1000 teams from around the world to join and they refused 600 teams this year.  My team “Run Me Tender” consisted of 12 members and 3 volunteers.  Each of us run three legs over the course of 27 hours based on our team time.  Van 1 consisted of myself, Eric, Curt, Sheri, Rich, and Vicki.  Van 2 was Mike, Gretchen, Ryan, Laura (both from Colorado), Sarah and Jason. 

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The start of the race, on top of Mt. Hood

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A couple of our volunteers while doing our first legs…Jim, and my mom Angie

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Me look happy on the first leg (nearly 6 miles with 2500 feet of elevation drop) from Mt. Hood! YeeHa! I look happy now 🙂

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Van 1: Rich, me, Eric, Vicki, Curt, and Sheri

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Vicki posing by the picture I drew of her on the van…I did good 🙂

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Eric finishing his first leg after at 2000 ft drop!

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Van 2 at the beach: Jason, Gretchen, Ryan (forrest gump), Laura, Sarah, and Mike…Gretchen big bro the mascot is in the back

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Nice spandex Ryan! one of his three running outfits.

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Run, Forrest, Run! We did have some creative ideas on the team 🙂

….Until next year!