It’s summer all year where I am – meaning - the minute the temperature drops into the sixties, the coats, boots and mittens come out. I’m a northeastern woman and the first time I witnessed this, I let out a great, big belly-laugh. Up North, shorts and flip-flops are worn the moment the temperatures hit the mid-fifties.
Despite the residents’ aversion to what I call balmy weather, here summer is dreaded by all. The oppressive heat means that every exciting social activity comes to a grinding halt. We go from one air conditioned building to another or we pop into our pools. Vacations are usually to some place cool.
Ironic that I’m heading to Cancun this summer where the temperature is actually cooler than South Florida. Thanks to some hoarded membership reward points I accepted an offer I couldn’t refuse. My airline ticket actually costs more than my accommodations. And when the resort offered a leisure certificate to spend in any manner I wished, that sealed the deal. Margaritas! Massages! I’m there!
The plan is to lounge around the pool and catch up on my reading. I’m leaving the laptop at home and withdrawing from the Internet. One day I’ll take the ferry to Cozumel, skip the tequila at Carlos and Charlie’s and head for the beach. But no trip south of the border would be complete without a visit to Tulum to soak in some history and that incredible view of the ocean.
Enjoy your summer and be sure to pick up one of my beach reads!
About the Author:
She is a former travel industry executive and a self proclaimed globetrotter. Marcia is particularly fond of Hong Kong, Venice, and New Zealand, not only for the scenery, but because of the mouthwatering food.
A National Bestselling author, Marcia has penned 24 books and 2 novellas. Her free time is spent at the gym, traveling, and with her animal family.
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