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How I spent Earth Day

Today was Mother Earth’s big day. Coincidentally, it was also my mother’s birthday. Hizzah. Happy Birthday! This has been an amazing trip with you!

Last year I spent Earth day rollerblading around Jericho Beach in my home town of Vancouver (yes I actually bladed on the sand, lived to regret it, got the photos to prove it).

This year, I spent the day at Xel Ha, an amazing ecological water theme park in the Mayan Riviera, Mexico. I swam alongside sting rays and 8 ft long chomp-jawed fish (official name) and colourful fish that nibbled on my leg a little and really skinny, silvery fish with a sword nose. I named him Sir Anthony Wiggins. He was quite posh and a bit uptight.

Another thing that’s awesome about Xel Ha is that they have a sunscreen swap program where you trade your icky dolphin/fish/etc killing sunscreen for biodegradable lotion which won’t kill Sir Anthony Wiggins. Yeah!

Three cheers Mother Earth!!! She deserves a hug. *hugs and kisses sand… pleh…*

How did you spend Earth Day? I hope it wasn’t throwing batteries into a duck pond.

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    Scuba Steve
    April 23, 2008 at 3:32 AM

    Lisa, I was at Xel Ha this January and it was great. I also got some great pictures from there. I was amazed at some of the sea creatures there. Might I also suggest a snorkel trip to Akumal public beach? Well worth the taxi fare. You are taking me back to my trip…all except for the sunburn. Thanks

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    April 23, 2008 at 8:21 AM

    Well I spent Earth Day being completely unaware that it was Earth Day :-|

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    Mark J
    April 23, 2008 at 8:30 AM

    I’m enjoying Lisa’s posts about her trip very much! I hope she goes on many many more trips that involve beaches and bikinis. Crazy cute geeky funny girls in bikinis… life doesn’t get much better than that!

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    Jeremy Latham
    April 23, 2008 at 8:42 AM

    Another moment where I find myself laughing out loud in front of the computer! Great video!

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    April 23, 2008 at 10:24 AM

    Mostly just everyday things: got a Calculus exam back, went for a run, worked on my novel, and watched some TV. I did have a dream that I was doing something as cool as you though…

    I am glad that you didn’t kill Sir Anthony Wiggins. Great success!

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    April 23, 2008 at 11:43 AM

    I spent earth Day working (wearing a green shirt, even!), I got home with my girls and we took turns taking three things from the recycling bins at home and making art from them. Then we checked on our saplings. We might do some more things this weekend for Earth Day too.

    I loved the video!

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    michael wilson
    April 23, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    splash…. splash…..splash. one more battery and then…oh. I’ll stop it right now. oh no the ducks what them for there motor boats. win/win situation.
    seriously I haven’t heard much about the day apart from google changed there page to a forest. everyday should be world day or mostlylisa day. let’s put it to a vote.

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    Chris Magnusson
    April 23, 2008 at 7:41 PM

    On Earth Day, I consumed several bajillion electrons. And I ate leftovers.

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    Mostly Lisa
    April 30, 2008 at 1:04 PM

    @Pasquale — Mother’s Day is coming up. fridge cat?

    @Scuba Steve — i dove down and swam along with two sting rays. it was incredible. i was like a fish in those warm waters. can’t wait to go again!

    @Robin — tsk tsk

    @Mark J — don’t worry there are loads more videos to post. although my splotchy burn only got worse as my trip progressed. uh. what a dork!

    @Jeremy — haha! awesome. i aim to make a huge fool out of myself where ever i go.

    @Mike — High Fiiiive!!! Calculus. Gah. Are you good at Maths?

    @Gruntled — oh wow! that sounds awesome! what kind of saplings? i once threw some old garlic cloves out my window and in a month i found a strange garlic plant growing in the garden!

    @michael wilson — Mostly Lisa Day! oh I like the sounds of that. flip flop kaboom!

    @Chris — that’s not very Earth loving of you! i can’t blame you though. Electrons are pretty tasty.

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