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Photograph New & Interesting Wildlife on Vacation

Play I-Spy on Vacation and Photograph New & Interesting Wildlife that You Find?

One of the things that we love to do is record & learn about the new wildlife that we see. Most of these are when we are on vacation.

Can you find the iguana hiding in this bush?

Photograph Iguana on Vacation

I remember the first time I saw an iguana. I thought they were so fun to watch. Then a friend of ours got one as a pet. He had it so tame it would ride on his shoulder. But of course he had obtained it as a baby.

I was so intrigued with it that I had to have one. We had two iguanas as pets. We had Iggy that lived 13 years and the Paco that lived for 10 year. I could never believe how they would show their personality and they let you know what they wanted.

Finding this iguana on our vacation isn’t new to us but iguanas will always be interesting to us. This one tried to hide camouflaged by the dark branches.

I remember the first time we saw one and fell in love. Our iguana had a short nose and was bright green. If I find my pictures of Iggy or Paco I will post them. It was back in the day that I only had a Commodore computer and no scanner.

A note of warning. A wild iguana can bite. We had one steal a sandwich out of our sons hand on a picnic at Tulum years ago. Iggy our iguana was territorial and got made at my husband for sleeping on the bed during the day. (His sleeping place during the day) and Grabbed onto his arm with his mouth. He didn’t let go. We had to pry his jaw open. He wasn’t hurt by my husband still has a scar. Iggy’s teeth were like razor blades. Always assume a wild animal is wild and unpredictable even when they appear docile or friendly.


Vacation Photograph Coati Mexico

This cute animal is called a Coati. I loved this guy. He had a tail like a monkey, paws & a mask like a raccoon & a nose like an ant eater. He was looking for food that had been left by vacationers. We was very agile. He climbed trees and ran along the walls. We had a good time watching him. He finally found some french fries & then got lucky with a rib bone. Both of which he guarded from the birds and quickly devoured.

We were careful to keep him away from our table where we ate. He was cute but wild animals are unpredictable and not worth taking a chance over.
Vacation Blue Haron Mexico photo






We saw a Mexico Blue Crane or Blue Heron on our walk along a rocky shore. There were also a pod of pelicans. A pod is what a group of pelicans are called. I just learned that. Another little fact for your next trivia game.

Vacation Pod of Pelicans Mexico

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What is an Exotic Vacation?

Riviera Maya Beach Mexico

Exotic vacations need not be what you would normally think. Exotic vacations to me are ones where you have unique experiences or ones that are different, foreign to you or make you feel extra special. That opens up a lot of room for you to have an exotic vacation.

I have been to Venice a couple of times and it was defiantly a unique, different, foreign and memorable experience. I had never seen or experienced anything like it before. Some other exotic vacation experiences I can tell you about are Egypt, a Safari in Africa, canopying & the mud spa in Costa Rica, and even laying in the sun in Mexico.

Talking of Mexico I am preparing to go on my annual Riviera Maya Mexico vacation. This year we have chosen two different resorts. One of them the Secrets Silversands Resort. We chose this resort because we are looking for an exotic vacation. Exotic because it is supposed to be a classy high end luxury resort with a high level of service. I wanted to be spoiled this trip so we will see how this resort measures up to my hopes.


Things to do in San Francisco bike

San Francisco is a place where there is so much to do that you would need a couple weeks to fully experience it. There are many ways to see San Francisco. Some of the most popular are by car, on the famous cable cars, and various tour companies that provide narrated tours. Try something different and see San Francisco by bike. You can rent them and even ride over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito. Sausalito is another close interesting place to see, shop and have a dining experience next to the water. One of my favorite shopping sprees was in Sausalito where my husband bought a piano purse for my daughter.


Chuburna Yucatan Mexico Flamingos Inn [Boomer and Senior Travel TV #74]

Review and introduction to Flamingos Inn in Chuburna Yucatan Mexico. Flamingos Inn is on the beach on the Gulf Coast. Stig is a friendly and interesting owner and host. A great place to stay for a short or extended stay for vacation or house hunting. Debbie Gerber of Boomer and Senior Travel loved staying there.

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Show Notes:

Episode: #74

Host: Debbie Gerber

Show: Boomer and Senior Travel TV

What: Chuburna Yucatan Mexico Flamingos Inn(Boom and Senior Travel TV #74)

Where: Chuburna Yucatan near Progreso Mexico


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Chuburna & Chelem Mexico Lodging and Restaurant [Boomer and Senior Travel TV #73]

Many people from the USA and Canada and retiring to small Gulf of Mexico villages north of Merida Mexico. Debbie Gerber host of Boomer and Senior Travel TV stayed in Chuburna at the Flamingos Inn on a House hunting trip to Mexico. The restaurant recommended in this episode is the Restaurant Costa Azul in Chelem. Dining on local shrimp, tacos, and Meringue puffs. The end of this show focuses on footwear for vacation.

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Show Notes:
Episode: #73
Host: Debbie Gerber
Show: Boomer and Senior Travel TV
What: Chuburna & Chelem Restaurant & Lodging (Boom and Senior Travel TV #73)
Where: Chuburna & Chelem Mexico

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  • Chelem Restaurant: Costa Azul
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  • Travel Tips for footwear/shoes