Swam in the Gulf of Mexico!!!

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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 3/1/2008 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
 scool   Hello gang!!   Just got back from a nice vacation in the Riviera May area of Mexico on the Gulf.
 
We had a wonderful week and I was actually able to do some snorkeling and swimming!!!   I bought a UV protective Lycra Skin Suit which is like a dive suit but is made of lightweight bathing suit fabric.  I wore it the first day to swim in the ocean and I was absolutely shocked at how well it protected me from the sun.  My husband had two layers of 45 waterproof sun block on and got burned on chest and back . . . I was still white!!   I paid $24.95 for it but I went to get the link so I could list it here and it is now $39 so it must have been on sale or the price just went up.   Here is the link in case anyone is interested:   Leisure Pro
 
We did an all-inclusive vacation so we didn't have to think about a thing.  All meals and beverages were provided as well as the flight and accomodations!!    Hubby went down to the beach at 5:30 am and held a spot in the shade we vegged most of the week!!  
 
I'm looking back over the posts from the last week or so, but there are so many that I won't be able to catch up on most of them.
 
It was a great vacation but its great to be back home too.
 
Blessings!
 
 
 

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Harmony
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   Posted 3/1/2008 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi AlwaysRosie:
We missed you! Glad you had a nice time. I've never heard of those dive suits, thanks for the link. You always have great recommendations. Your trip sounds glorious. The ocean is the most soothing place, and lying on the beach with your sweetie for a week is as good as it gets. Welcome back!

joinery
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   Posted 3/1/2008 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
AlwaysRosie: I was woundering where you were, I haven't seen you post in awhile. It sounds like you had wounderfull and relaxing time, we all need a good vac. once in awhile. Good to see you post and not sick.
 
 
           
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Barbara Lee
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   Posted 3/1/2008 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Rosie:

Isn't it great swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. I was able to do that we i went to Florida this past fall. Of course I only went out to my knees in the water, I didn't attempt to swim like you did. Glad you had a great trip. Next time maybe you'll tuck me away in your luggage LOL. Welcome back sis, always happy to see you.

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Audrey Ann
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   Posted 3/2/2008 10:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like a great vacation Rosie! I am so happy you had a great time! Welocme back, it is nice to have you back home!
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jhmom
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   Posted 3/2/2008 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Your vacation sounds wonderful!!!! Glad you had a great time and that you are back, you were missed!! Hugs
Stacie

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hippimom2
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   Posted 3/2/2008 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
How awesome. Your vacation sounds just wonderful and I'm glad you were able to enjoy it. It's great to have you back!!
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 3/2/2008 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Harmony, Joinery, Audrey, Barbara, Stacey and Hippie!! Its nice to be back!! But created some great memories there. Barbara . . . LOL . . . I did take everyone with me in a special UV Bag!!! I worried while we sat even in the shade because I know about the reflection from the sand and water and worried it would make me sick. Was just so tired of hiding from the sun for so long. I was extremely careful and it was an awesome experience. I felt very privileged to be able to vacation like that. I really did think of all of you while we were enjoying the beach.

Blessings!

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MJLD
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   Posted 3/3/2008 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so excited for you AlwaysRosie! That sounds so awesome and refreshing! Glad it went well. God Bless you, Judy

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   Posted 3/3/2008 10:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Rosie,

I am so happy for you guys. You have waited a long time for this. Glad it was so special. You deserve it!

xoxo
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mom46
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   Posted 3/4/2008 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rosie,
   I'm so glad you had a wonderful vacation!! It was well deserved sis! I use to go to Florida every summer before my equallibrim got damaged and I lost my balance in water. I use to love to swim and I really miss it.
                                                                 ((Hugs)) Babs
 
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 3/5/2008 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Judy, Emmi, Babs . . . . Thanks!! YES! it was great to get away!

Thanks for the hugs!!!

Blessings!

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Ginny
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   Posted 3/5/2008 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Rosie!
 
Wow, you had a great time eh!  That sun suit sounds perfect.  I need to get one of those! I'll bet the water was crystal clear.  Gorgeous!  So glad you had a great time!
 
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   Posted 3/5/2008 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Rosie, sorry I didn't see this post before.

I want you to know I am thoughly jealous! It sounds like a wonderful time. Not to have to worry about a dog gone thing for a week. Now you got me in the mood for a vacation. Do you think if I fill up the bathtub with salt water and a rubber ducky and light a lime candle while listening to wasting away again in marqaritaville that would contitute a vacation? Of course in an hours time my ocean would get cold and my lime would melt. All I'd have left is a song I'd never want to hear again and stupid rubber ducky.

Oh well I'm so glad you were able to get a way and have a great time. I hope you aren't to tired. I'm so glad you didn't get burned out there. I hope hubby's burns wern't too bad.

Love ya

carol


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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 3/6/2008 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Yup Ginny, Okie . . . it was great!

Ginny that suit was well worth the price!! But I was really careful about the cumulative affect of the sun over the coarse of the week.

LOL Carol . . . The lime is an absolute necessity . . . they serve lime with everything in Mexico!! (or at least at our resort). GO to your brother's for Easter!! I was afraid of coming home dragging and starting a flare . . . but I'm actually doing well. I set aside a couple days to rest when I got home and I've really had a quiet week and have been careful not to take on the world. I've had some GI problems (which I had before I left) but am feeling well otherwise.

Blessings!

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   Posted 3/6/2008 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Rosie,

Sounds absolutely luxurious, and I'm so glad you found a way to take care of yourself while you were in the sunny gulf.

Miss ya,

Pat
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