Thursday, June 24, 2010


Somewhere in Mexico during my study abroad, I got the crazy idea to change my original plane ticket to come home a week later and buy another ticket to Mexico City so I could visit my long lost extended family. This happened to be the best decision I have made thus far in the 19 years of my life. I got to see my grandfather for the first time in 16 years and as life would have it I got to spend Father's day with not only my dad but my only surviving grandpa as well.
It was all kind of spontaneous and it made for a killer adventure. I discovered family members I never knew existed and I even got to witness the amazing musical talents of my g-pa.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Today was a fairy tale.

Sometimes Mexico likes to surprise me. My adventures here are coming to an end. [where have the 7 weeks gone?] Last Saturday we had our last planned excursion to a little pueblito on the outskirts of Merida. To be honest, it wasn't all that interesting when we got there we had been invited to witness and take part in a religious procession catholic figurines and mexican flags oh and illegal fireworks, classy.

Towards sunset though, everything changed. Rebekah and I discovered a structure from the abandoned and rustic old hacienda who's ruins reminded us of something straight out of the Chronicles of Narnia. Everyone had gone off to explore the more modern parts of the village but we were just completely taken aback by the beauty of it all. Marco Polo even came along for the adventure!

I like to think that Bekah and I are the only ones that know this place exists and that come sunset it can be so enchanting, but I highly doubt this is the case. We've decided though that if Disney ever calls us up to direct their next Chronicles of Narnia movie, we're filming it here.

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Friday, June 4, 2010

we just want to have a good time.

Remember how I was in Mexico? Remember how I used to make video blogs at least every month back in the day? Remember how I said I was going to blog more often? Yeah, me neither.
I made this instead of doing my homework one day, best decision of my life.