another slideshow from my Mexico trip in mid-October…these were taken on day three in Quintana Roo at a serene, white powdered, and warm beach across the highway from a small town called Akumal. aside from our gorgeous surroundings, the experience offered all the amenities of a warm backyard pool at the peak of summer, but without the lingering chlorine smell or the possibility of green hair. even having lived in hawai’i, i’ve never been in a natural body of water that was so tranquil, soothing and refreshing…loved every minute out there. there were some small fish swimming around; i even saw a small needle-nosed pike (or something resembling). and yes, i did go in without my hat and shades at one point. several of my amigos went on a snorkeling excursion, while some of us went and grubbed at a small and saborlicious local loncheria. the best thing is that it was the one excursion in which everyone in our group (well, almost) came along! akumal, y’all.