Pools and Palms

I was invited to join friends on a holiday, but sadly couldn’t make it. Now they are taunting me with photos to make sure I don’t say “no” next time.

In a setting that makes me think of my novel Orion’s Gift (see cover image at the side), they played at being tourists for a week. My character, Sylvia, didn’t get quite as far south as Cabo, but the general landscape is very similar.

334But let’s leave Sylvia for now. She missed out on Cabo, just as I did.

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Ah … to be lying on one of those lounge chairs until it got too warm and then being forced to jump into one of many pools.

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The Hotel Riu provided all these opportunities for relaxation without the vacationers having to go far afield.

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Breakfast must have been hard to endure in this outdoor setting.

IMG_0001They had a bit of fun reading the sign. In spite of the mistakes, I bet the ice cream hit the spot.

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Looks like I missed a good time in the pools under the palms.

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22 thoughts on “Pools and Palms

  1. You strike me as more of an adventurer when you go on holiday. This type of place might be ok when you’re too old and decrepit to do anything else – so nothing lost for now. And even better … you’re still owed a vacation ! Time to start scheming.

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