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Vacation Lessons from Cancun

Vacation Lessons from Cancun

Some may think this post is about the “do’s” and “don’ts” of traveling in Mexico but not really.  I will have to admit with all the talk about crime and kidnapping in that country, I was concerned.  I knew that being constantly worried would ruin our trip. But God in His mercy taught me an unforgettable vacation lesson from Cancun.

Yes, the Cancun beaches looked like sugar and the water is the amazing color of turquoise.  We repelled in a Cenotes and saw ancient Mayan ruins, snorkeled coral reefs and shopped in Cozumel.  All of our excursions were adventurous and lovely. The two biggest events that battled my worries were the resident hotel peacock and a woman named Minnie.

Posted in attitude, Beach, memories, relationships by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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Lowcountry Tides and Life Changes

Life Changes and the Lowcountry tides

Memorial Day weekend ushers in the official beginning of summer.  Along with the obvious tribute to our brave men and women in the armed forces, the sun seems a little hotter and the water temperature is not as cool. As a Lowcountry girl, I can relate to how the changes in the tides reminds me of  life changes.

Sunscreen, bottles of water, bread, peanut butter, etc., are all on my list to take in the boat.  My daddy, a seasoned Johns Island boater, always said to never leave the shore without food and water. So with the coolers packed and boat in good shape, off we went to  Abbapoola Creek to join a ka-zillion other boaters in Charleston.

To catch a high tide in the late afternoon is the most desirable scenario. We explored creeks with million dollar homes and passed jon boats with folks fishing and casting.

Posted in attitude, Beach, childhood, family, fun, Lowcountry, memories, relationships, Southern by Jane Jenkins Herlong.

Lowcountry Tides and the Changes in Life

Memorial Day weekend ushers in the official beginning of summer. Along with the obvious tribute to our brave men and women in the armed forces, the sun seems a little hotter and the water temperature is not as cool.

Sunscreen, bottles of water, bread, peanut butter, etc., are all on my list to take in the boat. My daddy, a seasoned Johns Island boater, always said to never leave the shore without food and water. So with the coolers packed and boat in good shape, off we went to Abbapoola Creek to join a ka-zillion other boaters in Charleston.

To catch a high tide in the late afternoon is the most desirable scenario. We explored creeks with million dollar homes and passed jon boats with folks fishing and casting.

Posted in Beach, childhood, family, Johns Island, loss, Lowcountry of South Carolina by Jane Jenkins Herlong.