Back from Belize, and who did I see at Target?

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? πŸ˜•Β  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. πŸ™‚


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. 😯

114 comments on “Back from Belize, and who did I see at Target?

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  2. 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. πŸ™‚ 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.

  3. 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!!! πŸ™‚

      • 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!!! πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚

  4. 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. πŸ™‚
      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. πŸ˜†

    • 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. πŸ˜€

  5. The mugs are so delicate. I like them. Your granddaughter? Really? 1,000 plus emails? Now you really need 48 hours!!! Happy Catching Up. πŸ™‚ (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. πŸ™‚ I’ve given up trying to play catch up. 😯

  6. 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 πŸ™‚
    Your grandaughter is gorgeous and …. she looks like you!

  7. 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 πŸ™‚

    Love the cups ad, I would have bought them too πŸ™‚


    • Apparently that is what her Grandma in San Diego did. πŸ˜€ It’s not my style though. I blogged about it……much bigger audience. πŸ˜† Hugs

  8. 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!

  9. You mean Our Lovely Virtual Holiday with you is over ??? 😦
    Enjoy trashing at the touch of a button AD πŸ™‚

  10. Those are a lot of mails. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚

      • Welcome. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ™‚

  11. 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…

  12. 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 πŸ˜•

  13. 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.

  14. 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 πŸ™‚

  15. 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! πŸ˜€

  16. 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 πŸ™‚

  17. 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.


  18. 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.

    • Well if you lived over here, you might have seen her before I did. πŸ™‚ 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’? πŸ˜€

  19. 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 πŸ™‚ I would be afraid I have not never rode the bike apart – have much much these wonderful posts as they are truly wonderful

  20. 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.

  21. 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. πŸ™‚

    • 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. πŸ˜€

  22. 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???

  23. 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 πŸ˜‰

    • Thanks, 68. I’m sure she’s much cuter than I was ever allowed to be. πŸ˜€ Yes it is a LOT of e mails, and some of them will unfortunately have to be trashed. 😦

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