I've pretty much lived all my life in a tourist destination; Niagara Falls, Ontario and now Isla Mujeres. Unfortunately, I get wrapped up in life's daily routine and forget to take the time to enjoy the things that bring people to my hometown every year.
When hosting visitors, I get to show them all my favorite things about where I live, and sometimes I end up doing something for the first time in my life.
In Niagara Falls, I'd never ridden the Maid of the Mist
nor shot the rapids in the Whirlpool Jet Boat.
Visits by friends and Miguel over the last few years prompted me to do both, more than once. Although both adventures were awesome, I probably won't do the Jet Boat again (twice was enough, thanks). But I would not hesitate to jump on the Maid of the Mist any time, it's an amazing experience.
I enjoyed introducing people to some of my favorite parts of Canada, and now we're doing the same thing here on Isla. It's fun to point out places of interest, and I'm realizing that our guests are really enjoying what is available to them, and it's time I paid attention and spent a little more time doing the same.
Here is one of my favorite beach areas, because it is like a natural swimming hole but with the view of the surf.
Yesterday, driving around the east side, I spotted a rocky place where I want to sit and eat sandwiches. Maybe today - it's a gorgeous day.