Thursday, December 13, 2007

A Mexican Getaway!

The resort was beautiful and it was wonderful to get away with Doug, without the kids and just have a good time with the family. Doug and I hit the ground running when we got there. Mom, Dad, Mike, Melissa, Beckham, Meagan, Nathan and Mandy picked us up at the airport and we went straight to Xel-Ha to swim with the dolphins. I'll post pics of that when I get copies of them but it was an incredible experience. We were able to get them to do tricks, and then just sit there in the water while they swam around us. We got to pet them and then they had us all do a "foot push" where they come up and push you through the water with their noses! It was so awesome! After that we went back to the resort to clean up and crash for the night. Wish we could have spent more time at Xel-Ha because there was so much more to do there but maybe we can do that next time! Here's the view from our balcony at the resort.

The next day was Sunday so we just relaxed around the resort. I spent a lot of my time on our "relax" days, painting ceramics. It was very relaxing to me and I knew if I spent too much time in the sun I would get burned and I really didn't want that. I painted way more than anyone else and they all teased me for it but that's ok. It was fun and relaxing to me! Everyone else spent the day napping, laying by the pool or swimming. That night we went out to dinner and had a great time. Lots of virgin Margaritas, Pina Coladas and Daquiris!

Monday we went to Chichen Itza and saw the amazing Mayan ruins there! It was a amazing to me to see where an ancient civilization lived and worked and to walk in that same place! The structures were amazing and the things we learned from our guide were fascinating. They said there are 2000 columns in the Thousand Columns Group (center pictures) which is right next to the Temple of the Warriors. It was a little strange to see all the vendors lining all the walkways selling all kinds of different things. Doug and I bought a chess set made of stone that is really pretty. Doug's gonna teach me to play chess now.

Tuesday was a relax day again. Wednesday we went to Tulum and saw more Mayan ruins. They were very interesting too and in a very different setting than Chichen Itza. Chichen Itza is in a jungle and Tulum is right on a cliff overlooking the ocean! It was beautiful! I loved there that you could see the stone bases of where their homes used to be. It was amazing.

We went home on Friday. I think we were all ready to go home by then. Ready to sleep in our own beds. Doug and I were really missing the kids by then. We were glad to get home but it was hard to get back into the swing of things again, all the daily routines. It was good to see the kids again though!


Danika said...

Sounds like fun! We are hoping to get to Mexico next year without our kids. We were going to go this year for our 10th anniversary but since I was pregnant, it didn't happen.

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