Monday, May 24, 2010

Day 270 or Lessons I Learned on a Mexican Cruise, Pt. 3

So we return to my travels. I also learned that time is relative. (Yes. I am aware that some fellow named Einstein already covered that topic but today it's my discovery.)

I've already mentioned how weird it was for me that there were no clocks on the boat. Slowing down is not easy for me. At all. So on the banks of the Gulf, on a private beach, my internal clock was still ticking.

Our time was winding down and I was having a necklace made. Our excursion host Adrien is with me telling me that his friends will give me a good price. I comment on the time and in classic beach vacation style, he says, "No worries. you have plenty of time". I relax a little and smile. I return my attention to the necklace and he walks past me and instantly starts yelling "Vamonos!" I turn and remind him that he had just told me that I had plenty of time and he nods yes. Again he tells me that I have plenty of time. When I looked confused, he tells me I'm with him, so there are no worries.

So again I relaxed. And again, he yelled. And again I worried. And again he reassured me.

What's the lesson, you might ask? I really have no idea. Hahaha. No. I do. It's that time is what you make it. And worrying changes none of it. I need to learn to live a little less by the clock. (Or possibly the lesson is that Adrien gets a kickback from the necklaces and there is always time for sale. But let's go with the other.)

On a complete side note, Adrien provided perspective on another more PG-13 topic. When I was trying on the necklace, I had my mother secure my bathing suit top while I undid the straps to better see the length. I teasingly said, "Hold on tight. I am an old mama and nobody wants to see that!". Adrien laughs and in his suave Mexican accent, he says... "You don't know that". Hahaha! It's all about perspective, right? (Sorry. Just had to share that -- kind of made my trip. LOL)

Speaking of perspective, I para-sailed! It is the most AMAZING thing! The world looks very different when you are floating several stories above the beautiful blue sea with your best friend next to you. It was on my bucket list but no longer! I succeeded in doing something both exciting and terrifying. Yes. I did some serious living!

Now don't think I forgot about Nacho, my favorite Johnny Depp doppelganger. If CVS does their job today, pictures should be forthcoming, as well as pics from my snorkeling! (I had to use a traditional (read: non-digital) camera for the water shots so I have to get them developed. And yes, it has taken me almost three weeks to drop off a camera. Pretty sad but very true!)

Have a great week.


Unknown said...

you para-sailed! oh man I so envy that adventurous side in others I would be the one in the boat cheering and smiling you on...

Mama-Face said...

haha. Those suave Mexican men and their teasing...they know exactly how to play the tourists.

I totally drew the line at para-sailing...good for you!!! :)

alicia said...

Sounds like a fun, much needed trip full of many life lessons to be learned.

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

I've cruised 8 times and never noticed that there were no clocks on the ship. I guess that's because I'm never without my watch. I can't live without it. It may be a problem.

I've wanted to try parasailing for awhile now. It looks like such fun.

Liz Mays said...

I didn't know you could go parasailing with two people. Now that you tell me that, it's a must for me!

Melani said...

My husband and I were gonna para-sail, but we both were sick with Montazuma's Revenge! LOL Such happy times on our honeymoon no less! :)

BTW ~ I have an award for you at my place!

Betty Manousos said...

Yeah, parasailing looks and sounds like great fun!
Now that I'm reading this , I realize that I've never seen clocks on a ship.
Hope you have a great day, Tracie!
B xx

Tiffany said...

A good compliment like that can last for a long time!!

Tired Mom T├ęsa said...

That's awesome that you para-sailed! How exciting and fun. And that does offer a new perspective on your trip.

I felt a little overly stressed on our cruise too and I could never figure out why, but I think you pinpointed it. Having no idea what time it is, is very disorienting. Fun for some I'm sure.

Unknown said...

awesome! Isn't it nice to get unsolicited compliments from strangers. (but not creepy ones)

Connie said...

I've always wanted to parasail!