Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mexico Exploration

The Shady family is going to Mexico!! We meet the Lizard King there in 43 days. LK's best friend has a condo in Cancun and we are using frequent flyer miles for Princess' and my flights. The only cost with this trip is food and some spending money. Who knew a trip to Mexico could be so affordable?!

In preparation for our trip, we are learning about Mexico through DVDs, books, crafts and a lapbook. Fun!!

Look what I found:

Lapbook Links
Hill of Fire book with a related lapbook
This great site and this site
and a Magic School Bus site with more volcano information (relating to Hill of Fire)

and this treasure trove from the library, with more on the way!


We'll be spending two whole weeks in Mexico in order to keep LK out of the country. Spending less than 35 days in the states allows us a big tax savings.

LK's next leave will be at home here in Oregon. Stay tuned...soon I will share what we will be doing in June when he comes home. And we're hoping for a visit from Tatt-man (LK's son), his wife & the new grandbaby in July once LK is home on leave and we're settled in!

11 comments:

Kelly said...

I bet it's warm in Mexico. I miss being warm.

Have fun:)

Shady Lady said...

Ah yes, warm...
Although we're not as cold here as your are there, I'm about ready for a bit of warm.

Frau said...

Awesome!! I have never been to Cancun but I hear it's beautiful and the water is so blue! Happy New Year!!

Shady Lady said...

LK has been there a couple of times, but spent most of the time working. (Big surprise.) Princess and I have never been and we're looking forward to exploring Mexico, especially since we get to explore with LK. Happy New Year to you too, Frau!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Enjoy the warm and LK. Sounds like a great trip. I'm going to check out the Magic School bus site too.

Sherry said...

Awesome! :D

Shady Lady said...

We love Magic School Bus...one of our fun ways to learn.

sheila said...

Fun! My one big dream (well, one of, lol) is to see the Mayan temples. Ahhhh.

If you see them pls post pics!

Shady Lady said...

Sheila, we are so going to the Mayan temples. Photos to come!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Lisa said...

We honeymooned near Cancun. We didn't really care for the city and opted for the smaller Akumal. I LOVE that area. Get out to Cozumel if you can! And make sure you see Coba! It is an older Mayan site, and the energy is just so different than the newer ones.

Shady Lady said...

Lisa, thanks for the travel tips! :) We do plan to get out and explore. If we're going to be there, we have to go see all the cool places, right?! Honestly though, if we just sit on the couch together and snuggle that will be enough. We are so looking forward to seeing LK!!