S: Post College Vacations 1999-2006
FC: Post College Vacations 2000-2006
1: Seattle 2000
2: RWA | National Conference
3: July 2000 Washington DC
4: Mom signing her books at a book signing
5: Harlequin Party
6: 9 | RWA 2001
7: Romance Writers of America National Convention
8: INCREDIBLE | Eastern Caribbean Cruise 2002
10: Wendy and Grandma Merf
12: Biking down Haleakala | Maui Hawaii 2003
13: Our Hotel | LES SOEURS FIDELES
14: Road to Hana * Tropical Fruit Plantation* Luau * Scuba Diving * Hiking | Road to Hana ~ scuba diving ~ hiking
15: So many fun things to do! | Tropical fruit plantation ~ luau
17: Carnival cruise and Husker bowl game Christmas 2003
18: Cul-Cul-Can Pyramid | Chichen-Itza Mayan Ruins The words "Chichen-Itza" are translated as "The mouth of the well of the Itza." This place was the main source of water for the Itza people.
19: Cul-Cul-Can Pyramid
22: The Itza people built a wall to divide its population by social class *Only about 10% of the population lived inside the wall (the elite). The rest lived outside the walls, and would only be allowed inside for special religious ceremonies and games. *When they were allowed inside, they had to bring gifts with them.
23: Cave Tubing in Belize City, Belize
24: Belize City, Belize Fun Facts *Most primary schools on the island are administered by a church. All schools use uniforms. *The country has a 93.5 literacy rte, and education is mandatory from 5-14 years old *This is the only English speaking country in Central America *The cemeteries are built above ground *Mahogany is the main export *There are 4 stoplights in the entire country *The population of the country is 260,000 *70% of the country has not yet been touched *Creoles make up the largest ethnic group *The average temperature throughout the year is 85-95 degrees * The largest industry in the country is the sugar industry. The citrus industry is second. *Many of the oranges that are grown on the island don't look like the oranges we know. They are green with yellow spots. Tropicana is one of the major companies that buy Belize oranges *The smallest income that a person in Belize makes is $1.25 an hour (about $.65 in the US). Many people make this amount. *Cruise ships must tender passengers in to the island, because of the barrier reef. once you get past the reef the water is shallow
25: King William Historic Area A 25-block area near downtown on the south bank of the San Antonio River. In the late 1800's the King William District was the most elegant residential area in the city. Prominent German German merchants originally settled the area. It was zoned as the state's first historic district, and has once again become a fashionable neighborhood.
27: San Diego River Walk
29: Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch We drove through hundreds of acres of safari land in the Texas Hill Country that provides a natural habitat for the animals. The animals were very friendly and were enticed to come right up to the vehicles by the food given to us at the entrance of the ranch.. One Ostrich even tapped on our window with his beak and opened his mouth to let us know he wanted food! At NBWR there are over 50 species from every continent except Antarctica.
30: RWA National Convention 2004
32: Western Caribbean Cruise March 2006
33: on-board fun
34: Tulum Ruins