While on holiday in Mexico, a fantastic tale of the Mayan civilization and the lost city of Atlantis popped into my head.
Exactly one year later, my family and I visit the Mayan ruins in Tulum. After a thorough tour, I have a strange feeling in the pit of my stomach, so we leave the tour and find a deserted spot to rest…
A Note – The video itself is exactly as it was recorded, completely by chance, in Tulum.
Now, if I was to continue the tale as it was supposed to be told…
So we toured the site. We had the company of our guide and 2-4 thousand other people touring the key points of the ruins. We did that with them all, then thanked our guide and decided we would poke around for a while. But first a break. We found an out of the way spot behind an unimpressive structre in a relatively untravelled area and sat down for some water and a snack. I got up and started to film the tourists thronging about the ruins. My family was sitting behind me on the edge of an old well.
While I was filming the tourists, my daughter said ‘What are these scratches?’ My skin instantly crawled with goose bumps! Somehow I knew instantly that this was the moment I’d been waiting for. Keeping the camera pointed away from us I walked over to her and asked ‘What scratches?’
Unplanned, unasked and unreheared, my daughter had set in motion the discovery of the undiscovered ruins beneath Tulum!
Well I have to say I was beyond happy. This visit really did crystallize the beginning of the film version for me. (no – not the book or the series – read on).
I thought that things could not get any better. This had already been a great holiday, for the family and for me and my inspiration. The trip had one more suprise in store for me though…
Life Imitates Art…
Amazing! Totally reminds me of a scene from my book… Mayan: Atlantis Returns!
Well… that was a pretty full Saturday…
Special Filipino Dessert
Line Dance Judging
Catching up with Friends
… now, what about the night?!
One of My Favorite Author Stories…
So tonight I showed my signed book to my 10 year old daughter. She immediately runs away and returns with hers! She met you with her mom last year. Too funny.
A Great Day for Writing!
Definitely one of those days of writing where it started slow but ended strong… really strong!!!
Writing… on International Writers Day!
Writing is of course the best way to spend any day, but it seemed very appropriate today! 🙂 This is a multi-book series -and- a multi-season TV series! Yikes!!!
Model Mockup and Preliminary Art for Doc Christmas
This preliminary cover never got used, but it is what the railroad ‘Hub’ at the North Pole looks like, in the book!