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Charleston – A Few Days in February around the Palmetto State

We’ve been sleeping early the last two weeks and in between the every press of working and family time, I’ve managed to complete a minibook of our recent trip to Charleston. This post is extremely picture heavy because I love finding inspiration from other memory keepers when I work on my travel minibooks. You’ve been forewarned. 🙂

Some notes about the making of this album:

* I used my new We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool many times to add waterfall sleeves, create sequin and ephemera see through pockets, to create a specialized sleeve protector… you get the point. I’m still getting the hang of the tool and so some of my lines aren’t the straightest — just want everyone to know that that is the result of user error and no fault of the tool!

* Kelly Purkey’s Travelogue Kit was awesome, particularly the stamps. So easy to create a customized 3×4 with the stamps because they’re sized just right!

* Yes – we ate a lot of food. 🙂

Hope you enjoy!


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L’Amada Inn, Part 2: What’s included when you’re not all inclusive

Sunday Weather – warmer than dc with wind gusts up to 18 miles an hour

It’s day three of our vacation. Despite the relaxing movie marathon brought on by yesterday’s non-stop wind and rain, it was wonderful to finally see the sun peaking through the clouds this morning. It’s still windy but the orientation of the buildings creates a wonderful little cocoon of calm where I’m writing right now.

I can completely understand why La Amada is considered one of the most relaxing resorts in Cancun – the layout of the buildings, the decor, and the food are all executed with such care.

As the staff settles into it’s groove, I can see myself coming back many times over. But for now, there are a few things that I wish we knew before we made our trip.

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L’Amada Inn, Part 1: Just like the pictures

We survived an adventure yesterday getting to Mexico. Our flight from Reagan National was delayed and originally we were told we might end up having to layover in Atlanta for 5 hours. But this awesome Delta lady saved the day by getting us to Dulles and giving us meal vouchers. We made it in the nick of time for our original flight from Atlanta to Cancun.

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