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Riviera Maya – Mayan Palace

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

The Riviera Maya is filled with tropical foliage, exotic native fauna, white sandy beach, clear turquoise water, and lots of things to do.  You can take tours, use public transportation, taxis, or rent a car.  We normally like to have the freedom to explore on our terms so we normally rent a car.

There are many resorts to choose from in the area of Riviera Maya.  You can take a trek through the jungles, dive the cenotes or excellent ocean locations, swim with the sperm whales, enjoy the nightlife in Playa del Carmen or Cancun, visit historical wonders such as Chichen Itza, take a day trip to Cozumel or Isla Mujeres, and visit numerous natural attractions and parks.

Here are a few pictures from some of the areas near the Riviera Maya as well as the rooms, pool, and beach at the Mayan Palace.

The Mayan Palace is our favorite place to stay in the Cancun – Playa del Carmen area.  This beachfront resort has elegant accommodations, breathtaking views, warm waters, many activities, and clear oceans.  Amenities & services include restaurants, bars, concierge & travel agency, boutiques, internet service, supermarket, money exchange, entertainment center & video games, car rental, laundry service, airport pickup, and much more.  The Mayan Palace has a spectacular pool that covers over 2 acres.  It is one of the largest pools in Latin America.  It is only yards from the ocean, with a nice beach area between the pool and the ocean.

 Mayan Palace Timeshares - We have several timeshare weeks at the Mayan Palace.  We try to go every year, but sometimes other events take precedence.  This year we had a new grandbaby and we spent about 3 weeks in China.  We simply can’t use all of our weeks.

Here is what we have at the Mayan Palace:  1-bedroom or 2-bedroom suites with kitchenette, dining area, and living room with pullout couch.

Price: 1 bedroom = $1000, 2 bedroom = $1500; not available 2 weeks around Easter and 2 weeks around Christmas and New Years; and based on availability (best if booked 6 months prior to arrival date).  However, we just booked a week less than one month in advance.  So, don’t give up because it is last minute. 

If you are interested in more information about this and other timeshares, please go to

“Sing Loudly and Dance Wildly.  Enjoy Life!”

Jack and Roxy

VA State HOG Rally

Friday, July 16th, 2010

We attended the VA HOG Rally in Chesapeake, VA in June.  105 degrees most of the days.  Heck of a time to be riding an air-cooled motorcycle.  Still, we had fun participating in the games, managed to get a 3rd place finish in Biker Bowling, and the Fairfax Chapter pretty much took over the dance floor.

Enjoy your rides and keep the shiny side up!

Jack & Roxy


Friday, July 16th, 2010

This blog is presented by Jack and Roxy.  We describe a number of things here, including our adventures with two Harley Davidson Motorcycles; trips both domestic and international, including the resorts where we have time shares.  We try to use our weeks ourselves, but sometimes situations don’t work out.  This year we spend 3 weeks in China, which cut down some of the weeks we might have used to go to our timeshares.   So, when that happens, we rent them.  You can probably get a good deal.  Check out entries on this blog or go to for more info.

For you motorcycle enthusiasts – “Keep the  Shiny Side up!
For the resort minded – “Sing Loudly, Dance Wildly.  Enjoy Life!”

Jack & Roxy