I, amongst many I'm sure, nominated Mary of Alphawoman's Blog fame for the Best Travel Journal for the AOL Vivi Awards that are currently wrapping up the voting stage today. I felt a little odd, or maybe the term should be "rebellious" in doing so, because Mary's journal really isn't strictly a travel-themed journal. But, Mary tells such wonderfully vivid accounts of her escapades (Ireland instantly comes to mind) that I couldn't help but to nominate her for the award.
The announcements of the nominations came and went. Mary's journal entries were non-existent and there were no peeps of her leaving comments anywhere. I was beginning to worry. I feared something was wrong, perhaps a sick family member. I decided to go by her journal one last time before shooting an email to her begging for a reply. That's when I hit upon her first two entries about her recent trip to Cancun.
Unfortunately, Mary was stuck in Cancun throughout Wilma's wrath on the Mexican resort. She's writing and sharing pictures as quickly as she can. The story is fascinating and the pictures are compelling. If you want a first person account better than any news source could provide, go to her first entry of "Six Days in Cancun" and read her accounts. They aren't complete - yet. So bookmark it and return for the rest of the story.