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Bizarre News Story and My Big Excitement

I just read a strange Belize Mexico story this am from Ch 7 news, according to Por Esto newspaper out of Quintana Roo, a couple from Belize were caught in Mexico stealing from a  Walmart.  The pair were busted by a security camera trying to leave the store without paying for  a pair of headphones and a watch. The items totaled $598 pesos which is almost $95 Belize dollars. The pair were given a choice, either pay three times the value or go face a Mexican judge. Of course they opted to pay the triple value be set free. I don’t know about you but I have never heard of charging a shoplifter more money and letting them go, that definitely qualifies as a bizarre news story in my book.

As I was on my first walk today I took a picture so you could see the stylish fence that Xanadu Resort is putting up to replace the old chain link one. I also snapped a pic of the guy cleaning the aquarium at Tropic Air. It was super hot so I stopped by there to cool down a minute and chat with Quicksilver Dianne while she was doing cell phone rental deliveries and pick ups. She said “Tropic Arrivals have been way up the past two weekends” That does not surprise me, it was super busy the whole time we were there.

stylish fence at xanadu belize
New wood fence at Xanadu Resort
tropic air
Cleaning the fish tank at Tropic Air

Now onto my big excitement, the first of my series of signs has been painted by Smurf. Been waiting months to see him again and get his new number but my timing was never right. Yesterday while Dennis and I were doing our errands I finally ran into him, we were heading to Super Buy on backstreet and I noticed he was across the road working on a new sign for Honkongsita. I stopped right away and was able to book him for today to get the first one done. I love that many businesses still opt to get hand painted signs here, it is an artistic skill that is long gone in many places.

hand painted sign
Smurf’s freshly pained sign on back street
Quicksilver Messenger ambergris caye belize
Smurf placing artwork to be Painted on Quicksilver Messenger sign
quicksilver messenger service
This one will get painted tomorrow
personalized postage stamps
Finished postage stamp logo
personalized postage stamp
Personalized postage stamp made for me by tacoboy
postage stamp designs from belize
Close up of my personalized postage stamp made by tacoboy

6 thoughts on “Bizarre News Story and My Big Excitement

  1. Alan Slater says:

    Hi Laurie,
    That is quite a sign for Hongkongsita. Smurf has an admirable talent. By the way, did you happen to catch Sharon’s (Heibing,) farewell blog to Belize? She is returning to the States, for health reasons. I guess that she has not faired well healthwise since just after she arrived. The good news is, that she and Nige are getting married before they return State side. Look up her blog at Wealthships.com to read the whole farewell.
    Alan S.

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