sometimes paradise is grateful…

a quiet night...

a quiet night…

My friend P., the photographer not only took these beautiful photos last week after the Maja’Che, but she wrote the following post on her Facebook page –

“como esta zona de México depende del turismo, a las pocas horas de haber quedado hecha un caos entre árboles y basura en las calles, impresionantemente ya limpiaron todo! Ninguna tempestad o huracán ha podido tumbar este lugar sin que se haya vuelto a levantar… Buenos días Cancún! #proudofyou”

the morning after...

the morning after…

“as this area of Mexico depends on tourism, a few hours after having been in chaos among trees and garbage in the streets, awesomely and cleaned everything! No storm or hurricane could knock this place without having risen again … Good morning Cancun! #proudofyou”

So beautiful.!! And beautifully said 🙂

sometimes paradise is stormy…

courtesy of facebook.com/canibalroyal

courtesy of facebook.com/canibalroyal

It was rainy last week in Playa del Carmen. And the storms came out in full force. Another one of my favorite beach bars – Canibal Royal – snapped this shot of the storm coming in. Just gorgeous.!!

See you for Corona tomorrow.!!

did she or didn’t she.??

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Today was another beautiful day in para….no I mean Chicago.! Wait…. What.?? In fact, not only is it supposed to be in the seventies this weekend.! But the rest of October will be warm too.! I think the earth may have shifted on it’s axis.! The above photo was taken on my way to work as I passed Trump Tower.! Even the clouds were behaving 🙂

courtesy of facebook.com/novedadesdeQuintanaRoo

courtesy of facebook.com/novedadesdeQuintanaRoo

So what did paradise or Playa del Carmen look like.? Well…wet for starters. Tropical Storm Hanna never got her act together. In fact, she completely fizzled as she moved inland. But she didn’t leave with a whimper…more like she left with a wailing and a wringing of dirty, wet handkerchiefs.! Heavy rain was expected all over the Yucatán Peninsula including playa bringing anywhere from 5-10 inches of rain in most places.! And almost 15 inches in others; thereby, assuring the area of flash flooding.! I’ve included some photos of the flooding…

courtesy of sipse.com

courtesy of sipse.com

courtesy of sipse.com

courtesy of sipse.com

I’ve heard it’s going to stop raining sometime tonight. Which means, this weekend, playa will once again be a paradise and look this beautiful 🙂 So watch out Chicago.!

courtesy of facebook.com/novedadesdeQuintanaRoo

courtesy of facebook.com/novedadesdeQuintanaRoo

tropical depression nine

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I took the above picture on my way to work today.!! The sky was so blue.!! That crisp, rich blue I so love.!!! The John Hancock Building with its rigid, uniform black made a vividly stark contrast to the enigmatic blue of the sky.! Very few clouds dotted the sky. And the air was refreshing. It almost made we want to skip, even though it was a little cold 🙂

courtesy of wunderground.com

courtesy of wunderground.com

In contrast, today in Playa del Carmen, it’s all stormy.!! Tropical Depression Nine is thinking about transforming into Tropical Storm Hanna.!!! So far, she (the storm) can’t seem to get her act together. If she continues to be poorly organized, then Playa just suffers through a few days of rain. However, if this cabrona gets her act together, then that means heavy winds, torrential rains, loss of power, no alcohol sales (yeah.! just when you need it the most.!) and possibly a few days off from work. Here’s hoping sunny skies return to Playa soon 🙂

courtesy of Facebook.com/PlayadelCarmen.RivieraMaya

courtesy of Facebook.com/PlayadelCarmen.RivieraMaya