Map updating can be serious business

 Mapping, eating, rain, & friends!

It has been so long since I’ve blogged anything that I am embarrassed to say I have a blog!

2015 has been a wild year of struggles, sadness, fun, too many house & car repairs and mapping.

Perry & I  left for a month long trip to Mexico in late October to do some “serious map updating” and also have some fun along the way. You see, we’ve been doing separate trips for many years when our kids were not old enough to be left home alone. Now that our beautiful 25 yr old daughter has started her new life in New York City and our talented son is on his own, we are free to travel together again, yeah!!!

Our month was spent updating Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya and Isla Mujeres, with a stop also on Cozumel. Since then we’ve been back home redesigning to make all the new stuff fit on maps! Very shortly we should have new Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Playa del Carmen maps ready to print, it’s been a long several months but there is light at the end of the tunnel!

We will be sure to let everyone know as soon as they are ready.

I’ll leave you with a few fun memories (Perry got a selfie stick!) of our month in Mexico.

Sampling food and drinks at El Merkadito in Puerto Morelos

Puerto Morelos

Met these awesome ladies and owners of Pizzaventuras in Puerto Aventuras


Tried new delicious interesting food! chicharron de queso, yum! (fried cheese)

fried cheese

Visited some beautiful beaches…Living the Dream in Xpu-Ha


Got wet, bought new raincoats because you have to keep working in the rain!


Met up with these crazy friends from back home for a day of shenanigans!
This is a whole blog posting in itself!



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La Bruja Restaurant Isla Mujeres


La Bruja Restaurant-Isla Mujeres


La Bruja restaurant Isla Mujeres is located in Colonia La Gloria,  on our Isla Mujeres map. Map 2, side A #42

La Bruja, which means “the witch” in Spanish is one of those “must eat” places for me, even if I don’t have to!


You can’t imagine how hungry and thirsty you get driving a golf cart around Isla Mujeres, our mission today is to stop at as many of these small family run restaurants that we can find. Our first stop, La Bruja.

We started off with a couple of icy cold Sols. We chose one of the tables outside on the sidewalk, but the afternoon sun quickly made us change our minds so we headed indoors. “Im melting”!



I ordered the garlic fish al mojo, simple and delicious, the veggies were just right, heavenly.



The Enchilada Suiza is a dish I cannot stop thinking about, it was awesome! It’s not all that colorful but what it lacks in color it makes up for in taste! I dream about the enchilada suiza at La Bruja! Luckily, Perry is generous and shares with me!


One of the first things I did when I got home from my trip was get out my “Ixchel’s Kitchen” cookbook that I bought from my friend Jana Epperson a few years ago to see if there was an Enchilada Suiza recipe, there is! I have it bookmarked!


They have an extensive menu!

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