We left San Pedro just before lunch time yesterday, in a small ‘Tropic Air’ plane, and this time, I really enjoyed the ride. the wind had dropped considerably since the last trip, and I just relaxed and enjoyed my last view of this beautiful place.
The little lonely house on the tip of the peninsula, waved a last goodbye, and we were on our way to Belize City.
Coming in to land, I got a good pic of the surrounding farmlands.
The airport is quite small, and has only a few shops, but I did find some very pretty porcelain mugs. One of them says ‘Belize’ on it, but underneath, it says ‘Made in China’. There doesn’t seem to be much that isn’t made in China these days? 😕 Anyway, I liked them, so I bought them.
I went to the restroom, and was rather puzzled when I saw this sign, as I walked in. The toilets were just normal ones, with the handle on the side, so I can’t imagine most people lifting up their foot high enough to push it down, let alone doing it with both feet at once. It conjured up a funny picture in my mind. 🙂
Our flight to Miami was only two hours long, and we had three seats for the two of us, which was perfect. Of course, I always get the window.
Approaching Miami, I could clearly see the high-rise beach condos along the shore line.
We collected our car and on the way home, stopped off at Target to buy some berries, milk, and a salad. Walking through the clothes section, we spotted our little blonde granddaughter smiling across at us.
Back home, there was just time to eat and unpack, before falling into bed. What a great holiday we had, and this morning, looking out of the window, I noted that nothing had changed whilst we’d been away.
I’ve done a mountain of laundry, and will start on the ironing when I’ve checked on a few of your blogs. I have 1,543 Emails in my inbox. 😯
I loved this whole post, ad, but the poster at Target was the crowning glory. Remarkable! And what a cutie!!!
Thanks so much, Naomi. Yes she is a cutie, and the latest modelling assignment was for Vogue Bambini. 🙂
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So cool that your granddaughter is a model for Target!! What a surprise welcome home! The toilet flushing sign is hilarious!
Thanks, Cathy. Taylor has done a few others too, and today she has a Vogue Bambini shoot. 🙂
Wow, that’s impressive. Good for her!
Thanks, Cathy. 🙂
Stunning Aerial View Photographs..
Thanks so much. 🙂
China seems to be overtaking Hong Kong as an exporter of curios. Lovely pics AD!
Yes, it’s hard these days to find stuff not made in China. Thanks, adee. 🙂
What a wonderful holiday AD! And the little blonde model is gorgeous 🙂
Thanks, Madhu. She’s quite a little star at the moment and seems to be a favourite with the NY modelling agencies.
Why am I not surprised to see the Belize cups were made in China? Crazy.
How did your daughter get on the Target ad? She looks very cute for sure!
She’s not my daughter, she’s my youngest granddaughter. 🙂 Her mom took her along when her older sister went for a fashion shoot, and the agent snapped her up on the spot. She’s on ads for at least four children’s fashion houses already.
Sorry, I meant to say granddaughter. How fun, she seems to enjoy herself.
Thanks so much, Della Anna. 🙂
Beautiful arials of San Pedro. So enticing. 1543 OMG!
Thanks so much. 🙂
Wonderful pictures, and your granddaughter looks just like you only granddaughter-aged. How fun to see her everywhere!!!! You made the wisest decision – to share with us!!! 🙂
Thanks, Marsha. She does seem to have my hair, but it looks cute on a 3-year-old. 😀
hahaha It looks cute on you too. My hair is much worse!!! I was bald until I was 3, then finally I got a little blond fuzz. Now it seems to want to revert to that again. I told my hairdresser that maybe I should shave it all and wear a wig. She convinced me to do otherwise, but I spend an inordinate amount of money to only look 1/2 way decent with my poor thin, fine, now turning fuzzy-frizzy hair. I moan, but my good friend Leslie spends 4X as much as I do – worse than an expensive car payment!!! 🙂 Marsha
I hope that if there is such a thing as reincarnation, that I come back either as a male lion, or a woman with luxuriant wavy, Pre-Raphaelite locks. 🙂
Me too, well not the male lion!!! hahaha
welcome home and I loved your teacups too
Thanks, Dallas. 🙂
You took amazing pics from the flight! Love those two cups. 🙂
Thanks, Amy. 🙂
fantastic photos AD. I would so love to swoop into a holdiay destination with those kind of views 🙂
Thanks, Ruth. I’m wishing I was back there today. It’s grey and rainy here. 😦
Welcome back … I see you have a little visitor that loks like the ones I always see while I have my coffee on my lanai. Aren’t they precious???!!!!
Cute cups … I agree … what happened to handmade by the people who live wherever you’re vacationing??? So sad ….
Yes, the egrets are really cute, the way they creep around looking in the bushes. I had a great blue heron swoop down only a couple of minutes ago, but then he was off again before I could grab my camera. 🙂
I did buy some locally made souvenirs too, a lovely little vase, a gorgeous table runner, and a wooden Toucan to hang from the ceiling in the grand-kids’ room. It’s wings flap when the fan is on. 😆
I refuse to iron and fark that’s a lot of emails!
I love your attitude, Tandy. I was taught to iron when I was about 8-years-old, and the habit has stuck. I don’t actually mind it at all, except when it’s a huge mound. All finished now. 😀
You need another comment right? just to add more to your e-mail bin. I really like the airborne shots, so I had to comment. Your granddaughter is really cute 🙂
How kind of you, and thanks for the nice comment about my airborne shots and granddaughter. 😀
The mugs are so delicate. I like them. Your granddaughter? Really? 1,000 plus emails? Now you really need 48 hours!!! Happy Catching Up. 🙂 (now i’m adding to the mix – HaHa)
Thanks, Gemma. If you come for coffee, I’ll let you drink out of the mug of your choice. 🙂 I’ve given up trying to play catch up. 😯
I really enjoyed this post – so much to smile about 🙂
Enjoy the emails!
Thanks, Tilly. 🙂
What wonderful photos AD, that sign in the toilet really raises more questions than answers! I think those mugs should be imported into SA – ever noticed how our Black folk like to drink tea/coffee with the spoon in the mug and nearly poke their eyes out 🙂
Your grandaughter is gorgeous and …. she looks like you!
Thanks, optie. The mugs are quite delicate, so they’re staying right here, thanks. 🙂 My granddaughter does have my eyes, I think.
Now don’t you want to just stand by that poster of your granddaughter and stop everyone and say: “this is my little granddaughter” …congratulations, she is too cute 🙂
Love the cups ad, I would have bought them too 🙂
Apparently that is what her Grandma in San Diego did. 😀 It’s not my style though. I blogged about it……much bigger audience. 😆 Hugs
Glad you had a good time, it really does look like a beautiful place. I like the way the spoon stays on the mugs, very handy that. Your granddaughter looks very cute indeed!
Thanks, SC. Yes, the mug’n’spoon idea appealed to me too. 🙂
You mean Our Lovely Virtual Holiday with you is over ??? 😦
Enjoy trashing at the touch of a button AD 🙂
I’m afraid so, Poppy. My delete button is almost worn out. 😀
Now I can boast when I go to Target that I know that little girl’s grandmother……she is such a cutie pie…glad you are home safe and sound…
Thanks, annie. Enjoy Target. 🙂
Wonderful shots!!! Beautiful mugs!!!
Thanks, RV. 🙂
Those are a lot of mails. 🙂 I’ll have to see if we have a similar ad in our local Target. Then, I’ll tell you. I do not think I can get a photo though. Last week, I brought my camera with me to the store and then, getting bored, I went outside to take photos of the gulls and birds on the bare tree and reflections on the puddle. A few moments later, a Security person approached me and told me to stop taking pictures before anyone calls the police. Sigh.
Thanks, Imelda. I’m sure the ads are nationwide. She’s been spotted in CA and NJ already. That security person sounds a bit over the top. 🙂
Welcome. 🙂 I’ll keep an eye on the ads.
I suppose, considering the crazy things happening these days, the establishments need to be extra careful. That did not stop me from being a little irritated though. 🙂
Love the sign… in fact love all the photos.. sounds like it was a great visit and experience … glad you’re back safe and sound…
+/- 1500 emails… it gets frightening doesn’t it…
Thanks, bdt. Yes it was a great holiday. I might just have to hit the delete button a few times. I think I’ll just go current instead. 🙂
Love the toilet flushing sign. The question is though – how do you open an inward opening door after you have washed your hands without contaminating them again 😕
I have often asked myself that same question, but try not to think about it too often. 🙂
Awesome shots!!! I’m a public toilet foot flusher! LOL!!
Your granddaughter is cute as a button, must have been a wonderful surprise. 🙂
Thanks, Jennifer. I really must try this foot flushing next time, but you still have to unlock and open the door to get out. 😆
What a beautiful vacation spot – and what a beautiful child your granddaughter is! Glad you arrived home safely! 😉
Thanks so much, It’s nice to be home again. 🙂
that water is SO clear!! wowee….and how nice to see your granddaughter on an advertisement. did you know she was doing that? also love the photo of coming into Miami.
Thanks, Tobyo. Glad you enjoyed my pics, and your little chat with Jueseppi. 😆
hahahaha!! would you believe I am only just seeing this now? oh boy….he’s a fun one to chat with 🙂
The view from the window is beautiful,God’s creation. I love those mugs,everything is made from china these days,one is not sure wether is true or not,it must have been a wonderful feeling to see a familiar face on the board,she’s so cute,glad your home safe 🙂
Thanks so much, matron. 🙂
Cool that you saw an egret at Target! 😎
Ok, seriously terrific window seat views and glad you enjoyed your trip.
Cute ad with your GD! 😀
Thanks, Phil. Glad you enjoyed the pics. Do you recognise this egret? 🙂
I could do with a spot of snorkelling in waters like that! How nice to be greeted by a life-size poster of your sweet little granddaughter on your arrival 🙂
Thanks, bluebee. Yes, it was a very nice surprise to see her smiling at me. 🙂
Glad you are back on home turf. Your granddaughter makes a perfect model. Don’t envy you working through your emails. When I went to the Grand Canyon it took we at least a week to catch up on mine and I didn’t have that many.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks, Francine. Still trying to catch up, but I’m afraid that I’m not not going to make them. 🙂
1500+ is too much for anyone to be expected to catch up on. We understand. Don’t worry.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
So glad you’re home safe 😉 I love the pic of your granddaughter – she’s gorgeous!
Thanks so much, Dianne. 🙂
Beautiful photos! Great blog! I enjoyed your trip.
Thanks so much, Sherry. 🙂
You’re joking right…?? 1500 emails? Let’s hope that is all spam. And wow,you went on a little prop jet. More power to you! Welcome home and so happy to know you had such a lovely holiday.
No, not spam, Emily; just people I follow and comments. Of course I’ll never catch up, so why try? 🙂 Tomorrow is another day. Holiday was absolutely wonderful. 🙂
Oh see..I turned that off from email notices a long time ago. Much less stressful.
Amazing photo’s of your trip to Belize.
Thanks so much for your visit and comment. 🙂
Beautiful spot, indeed.
Your granddaughter on the posters? Have I missed something?
Well if you lived over here, you might have seen her before I did. 🙂 She’s apparently in great demand at the moment, and is also on a couple of children’s clothing web sites. What did I just hear you mutter about ‘child labour’? 😀
I can’t very well do any muttering seeing that young J is on clothing store posters all over SA! Something else we have in common!
Sorry, I’m late again ), but that’s no reason to say I see this picture from the plane and wonder – whether you dizzy as as high,
, – what is there.You not to hold fall 🙂 I would be afraid I have not never rode the bike apart – have much much these wonderful posts as they are truly wonderful
You’re so funny, Stefan. No I don’t get dizzy, even if I ride a bike. 🙂
Welcome home!!! I have Miami on my bucket list … After CSI Miami, was one of my favorite programs … I have to check out if the water is really that green *smile – an advice for the inbox – just delete. We will survive.
Thanks, Viveka. I like your advice re the emails. Might have to take it. 🙂
It works for me *smile … try to catch up is impossible because during the catching up more will arrive – now I just hit delete. If I been away for long.
1,543 Emails in my inbox.
Wow, now you have a lot to read, can I help you???
Hahaha….yes you can. I need a personal assistant. You do the ironing and I’ll read the Emails. 😆
😆 okay, here we go
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Thanks so much again. 🙂
I don’t know how you cope with so many email Sylvia. I’d feel like I was drowning, as I would under a mountain of laundry and ironing. I’m so glad you had a fabulous holiday. These final pictures are smashing. I love to see pictures taken from the plane. 🙂
Well, I decided not to drown today, Adrian. The ironing can wait until tomorrow, and the emails probably won’t all get attended to. I just have to check to make sure I’m not the winner of a lottery I haven’t even entered. 😀
Two things, welcome back safely, and you look as if you had a B.A.L.L. secondly….how did you get that emoticon on your post???
Thanks, Jueseppi. I presume you mean the last emoticon. It’s and 8 followed by a capital O 😯
Thank you so much 😯
ha ha! I wondered the same thing! my new favorite smilie icon now 😯
Hey Ms. Tobyo….have a great inaugural weekend. 😯
YAY!!!! not to mention: NO WORK on Monday. Thank goodness! you do the same! 😯
Yes Ma’am…. 😯 😉
Hahaha…….Be my guest, Tobyo. 🙂
You really got it in one, Jueseppi. 😆
That’s a whole lot of e mails AD!!
Glad you had a good holiday and a safe journey.
Cute kid your granddaughter – definitely got her genes from you 😉
Thanks, 68. I’m sure she’s much cuter than I was ever allowed to be. 😀 Yes it is a LOT of e mails, and some of them will unfortunately have to be trashed. 😦
Here I first 🙂 This is beautiful
Thanks so much, Stefan for your first comment. 🙂