A Virtual Tour of Cancun, All the Way From the Midwest

Today the gorgeous Tina Lane of Florida Girl Meets the Midwest is hosting a virtual tour of Cancun given by yours truly!

You’ll get to see some of my favorite places in the area. A few may even look familiar from previous posts.

Check it out here:

Virtual Field Trip: Cancun, Mexico

Make sure to leave some comment love 🙂

For those of you linking in to my site from Tina’s, make sure to check out some of my fave posts:

A Yucatecan Wedding

How to Speak Like a Mexicano: Facebook

 Well, I’m off to watch some Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains. Can’t get enough of that Russell!

Calorie Counting with Gringation

Tuesday, May 4: 1,295

Banana & mango fruit salad

Corn Pops

Small salad with ranch dressing

Green spaghetti

Vegetable soup

Starbucks Mint Tea

Horchata water

Meat tacos with cheese and pico de gallo (2)

Pico de gallo with tortilla chips

Wednesday, May 5: 1,495

Corn Pops

Fish tacos with spicy mayo sauce and pico de gallo (2 small)

Jamaica water

2 rolls of sushi

Thursday, May 6: 1,610 (BOOO!)


Jello mold with a flower inside 🙂

Lamb doner kebab with sauce

1 can of coke

Fish filet in chipotle sauce

Plain peanut butter (WHAT?!?! For shame!)

Translating Life

Well, I feel like an idiot.

I had a great post prepared today, but I left the cable thingy that connects my camera to the computer at home. No pictures. Stupid! Stupid! Stupid!

It’s ok, though! I wrote a guest post again over at The Scoop on Poop, telling about my struggles learning the language when I first came to Cancun. So if you wanna know a little more about me and what I was like 5 years ago (and I know you do), check it out here:

Translating Life

Counting Calories with Gringation

Gonna have to suspend this until tomorrow. It was a busy busy weekend (and very special!). You’ll see why in this week’s post. Long story short: I wasn’t gonna ruin a weekend calorie counting because some things are more important.

Getting back on the wagon today. 🙂 I did behave well on a trip to McDonalds, though!


I'm Scoop of the Week, Ya'll!

I’ve done it!!

I’m the Scoop of the Week over at the Drama Mama’s blog The Scoop on Poop (that name makes me giggle every time!)

Head on over to check out my answer to her question, “If you were a crayon, what color would you be and why?”

Just click on it!!

Make sure to explore the Drama Mama’s site while your over there. She has awesome featured bloggers (loved the Lady Gaga post last week), hilarious stories about her kids and some pretty unique giveaways.

I’ll also be guest blogging for her on Monday, so be sure to keep an eye out for that!

Her motto is, “Because real life is full of poop.” As the proud owner of two dogs, I can attest to that.

I may not be around much this weekend because my future in-laws are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, so all the aunts, uncles and cousins will be in town. I should have some awesome pictures next week, though!

Calorie Counting with Gringation for Thursday, April 29:

1,530 calories



Corn Pops

Lamb kebab with lettuce, tomato, onion and dressing

Fries and Ketchup (about 10)

Can of Coca-Cola

Philadelphia Cream Cheese on Sandwich Bread (2 slices)