Posted by: Joel Moss Levinson | May 18, 2010

Babymoon in Belize

Poolside in Belize

Originally uploaded by happyjoelmoss

I didn’t write about it while we were gone because apparently the new big thing is stealing from people who announce via the internet that they are leaving their homes unattended, but my wife and I just got back from a little vacation to Belize, using Delta miles and some of my remaining Best Western Points from this contest where I introduced you to Corey, my old water cooler.

The amazing thing about this Best Western was that it was TOTALLY OURS! It is on a little island separated by a half mile of water from San Pedro, and the entire hotel was totally empty except for us, which at first felt like the Shining, but eventually felt like we were super rich and owned our own little island! (paid for with best western points.)

The purpose of this trip is what you call a “babymoon.” After the vomitty first trimester, and before the giganticy 3rd trimester, you take a little trip while you’ve got time to relax. So we did. People kept asking us if we were going “fishing” or “snorkeling” or “quotation marks-ing” but we didn’t do nothing. Slept, ate, grew our mustache – you know, vacation shit.

While I was there I read a delightful book called “The Idle Parent: Why Laid-Back Parents Raise Happier and Healthier Kids,” which is a little self-serving on the way to being a parent and sitting on vacation, but it was very good. Highly recommend it.

Here are some things I learned about Belize:

1) The national food seems to be whatever fish you bought from a dude that day, grilled with rice & beans and cole slaw. And it was so good, I’m going to force my child to eat basically that 4-5 days a week.

2) It is very hot there sometimes.

3) The people speak a mix of Creole, Spanish and English, so at all times you feel like you are just missing what’s so funny.

4) Lizards.

5) Pretty water.

Thank you.

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