This spring Donna and Harold, a retired couple, came to stay at Capi's Apartments. The first email from Donna came in September, and over the months there were many more, so that prior to their trip I got to know a little about the couple who would be staying in our apartments for 5 weeks.
Harold is an artist - he paints scenes. Harold spent hours set up on the balcony, in the kitchen, or across the street, sketching and painting with the finest details. Here is a snippet from one of his paintings - he didn't leave anything out, not even the rebar (note: I have edited this snippet in order to respect Harold's original work):
Donna spent most of her time taking walks or bus rides around the island, shopping and keeping herself busy while Harold painted. She also observed at the La Gloria English School, and cooked many of their meals.
Some of Donna and Harold's children and grandchildren came during their stay, which involved some apartment juggling in order to accommodate all the family. Despite less than ideal weather this year, everyone seemed to enjoy their stay on Isla Mujeres.
Before they came, Donna, knowing that Miguel wears baseball caps, announced they were bringing a Boston Red Sox cap for Miguel. "Don't tell him", she wrote.
One morning Donna and Harold came for breakfast, and they presented Miguel with his cap...
Harold wrote quite a lengthy review in our guest book, I made this into a web page for easy reading.
And the cap? Miguel loved it, but he knew there was someone special who would love it more. Miguel's grandfather in Oaxaca is 100 years old, but never in his life had he owned an authentic baseball cap. Now he does.