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Ellyn in Paradise
Cancun 2000

"Once upon a time I was a vibrant, energetic, and celestial hippie who grew up in the tie-dyed rainbow-coloured era of the 60's. I was a coed at Mizzou ready to experience what life had to offer. People were kind, nobody locked their doors, the world seemed gentle.... and the music was never better!

I still remember my first Grateful Dead shows in '68, staring at a lava lamp, wearing 13 button Landlubber bell-bottomed jeans, drawing smiley faces on everything, buying my first red VW Bug, hitch-hiking to San Francisco, my friends going to Woodstock, listening to K-SHE 95, the beginning of the women's liberation movement and their bra burning, wearing flags, burning incense, going to Haight-Ashbury, wearing platform shoes, seeing the Fillmore, wearing patchouli oil, reading Zap Comic Books, some of the students were doing magic mushrooms, orange sunshine and window pane, people were starting to say "groovy" and "far out", playing Pink Floyd's first album, listening to the Beatles White album, wearing flowers in my hair, everyone hanging psychedelic posters on their walls, strange people working in head shops, reading Timothy Leary and Ken Kesey, protesting the Viet-Nam War, marching for peace, hanging out in the Loop, spending a summer in New Mexico, wearing puka shell necklaces, the opening of those first coffee houses with espresso, hip poets, and musicians, people buying bongs, following the Grateful Dead, seeing Blind Faith live, seeing Bob Dylan, The Band, and Janis Joplin at SIUE, listening to the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane and Led Zeppelin, painting peace signs on my walls, buying a red, white, and blue VW van with a painted-on peace sign for 200 bucks, tie dying tee shirts, people buying Zig-Zags, and guys wearing love beads.

Wistfully I still think about those days.

I listen to today's lively music as well as to tunes from the 70's;

I love traveling to Mexico, and enjoy being with my family, especially my two beautiful grandbabies.

I embraced the 80's and lived grounded in the Nineties........

I have come full circle in life ~ totally exhilarated by the new technology ~ soaring through cyberspace, while spiraling through this new millennium..... "

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Archive of Misheard Lyrics
Ever wonder if what you think you heard is what the artist really sang?

Music Scene, Links, and History of the 60's
Learn about the cultural and political phenomenon of the rock scene in the 60's

Lycos Pictures and Sounds
Graphics users will love this site.
Find pictures, sounds, wavs, gifs, jpegs, and animated graphics for your web page here, or they can't be found anywhere!

How Stuff Works
A quite fascinating and informative site that takes hours to explore!
Voted Cool Site of the Year!



Ellyn at Planet Hollywood
Cancun Mexico

August 1999

Ellyn and the Guys

Ellyn and the Guys in Cancun
Quintana Roo, Mexico

November 2000


Ellyn's CyberWorld
Dozens of Eclectic and Unusual Links
My favorite weird and offbeat sites

Ellyn's Cancun and Playa Paradise
Links, Photo's, and Tips from the Mexican Riviera
Watercolored impressions of Paradise

Ellyn's Cruise to Alaska aboard the Golden Princess
May 2010 Trip Report, Photos, Links, from aboard the Golden Princess
Awe-inspiring majestic scenery

Playa Fiesta Trips to Playa Paraiso Mexico
Ellyn's 2008 ~ 2009 Riviera Maya Trip Report

Barceló Palace Maya Beach Resort
includes two trip reports in one to the beautiful Barceló Palace!

Fiesta On The Playa ~ Mexico
Ellyn's 2007 Riviera Maya Trip Report

Barceló Colonial Maya Beach Resort

Paraiso At The Beach
Ellyn's 2004 Playa del Carmen Trip Report

Iberostar Paraiso ~ Del Mar
with updates for 2005 and 2006 return trips!

Solo Trip To Playacar, Mexico
Ellyn's 2003 Playacar Trip Report

Iberostar Quetzal ~ Tucan
With updates for 2006 return vacation!

Wild Adventures In Mexico
Ellyn's 2002 Cancun Trip Report

Royal Solaris Caribe

Escapades in Mexico
Ellyn's 2000 Cancun Trip Report

Royal Solaris Caribe

Awesome Times In Mexico
Ellyn's 1999 Cancun Trip Report

Royal Solaris Caribe

Incredible Experiences In Mexico
Ellyn's 1998 Cancun Trip Report

Crown Paradise Club

Ellyn's Online Photographs
Ellyn and Corey's Favorite Snapshots
Cancun Pictures and More!

Ellyn's Original Soap City
Ellyn's Young and the Restless Fan Site
Cool YR Links and More!


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