November 13, 2010

I go to CUBA.

Let me tell you about my trip to Cuba. It started off sunny. The kid was smiling, and my hair looked fantastic.

But suddenly the skies turned dark, cloudy, cold, rainy, and windy.

We ventured down to the beach and it tried to eat us.

There were mosquitoes.

And several sudden unscheduled trips to the ladies room.

Usually I travel. But this was my first all inclusive resort type package holiday. It turned out to be weirdly isolating. The Happy Hotel Friends ignored us.

My hair did not look so fantastic. The flat iron I brought would not plug into the wall. Why on earth did I think it would?

And, shock horror, who knew that my trusty Mastercard would not work in Cuba?

It was like a black cloud was following me around...

We did have some good times though. HAH!

Did you miss me?

A nice round of applause to Why Is Daddy Crying for babysitting my blog last week while I was away in Cuba with my ten year old boy. There were several other contributors to the guest post though - some very fun drawings from wonderful people!

You can make someone else smile by sharing.


  1. The Boy looks so happy! (Love the scratchscratchscratch - sorry.)

  2. Happy kids! That's what it's all about sometimes.

  3. Oh, what a bummer. Now, I'm not so jealous I can't go to Cuba. I don't know how to pay for anything if it's not with my MC. And I certainly don't need to go somewhere that's going to cause extra bathroom trips! I'm guessing the resort guests ignored you because there were no Americans there! We would have been nicer.

  4. I'm so sorry to hear that Cuba turned out to be a huge bummer :-((
    This time of year, it's a hit and miss. The tail end of hurricane season, and well, snooty staff, unfortunately, Cuba is getting a little too, well, "Americanized" and the people who work at the resorts are getting a little jaded/spoiled. Hope that your holidays will give you better memories (and fantabulous hair days!!)

  5. Welcome back! Sorry you're trip wasn't better, but hey, you made it home! YAY!!!!

  6. we missed the hell out of ya woman! But why...WHY did you have to kill the duck float that beginning of this post!!! damn you all to heck!!!

  7. Hey guys! Yeah, my son and I did have some nice times. We spent every moment together and got to know each other in a whole new way.

    @ Why Is Daddy Crying - I didn't kill the duck. It was a bolt of lightening that did it!

  8. I went to cuba for 4 months and it was the best experience of my life. The safest country I've ever been to. Did you go during hurricane season or something?

  9. Hey Anonymous, it was the tail end of the hurricane season. I want to go back next winter and visit again!