We’re back from a relaxing vacation in Cancun. It was very hot and humid. It rained almost every night and was overcast for lots of the time…and that was GREAT by us. Who likes the sun ALWAYS beating down on them? :-)
We stayed at Moon Palace. It had like 15 restaurants and 9 pools but we stayed in our little area for the most part. We only ate at 4 different restaurants and swam in the same pool every time. (We’re such creatures of habit.)
The beach down our way always had a ton of seaweed at the water’s edge but the water was WARM and the sand was so soft!
None of us play tennis but Madison thought it sounded fun. It was like 90 degrees and 15000% humidity. After about 15 minutes we ran to retreive our balls for the thousandth time and saw this guy on the court next to ours. We decided that he might wander onto our court and get hurt and we’d better leave him be in his “natural habitat”. We’re all much better at lounging at the pool than tennis anyway!
We actually saw tons of interesting animals: lemurs, raccoon type things (I can’t remember what they’re called) that steal your food, and huge iguanas.
So, one guide took me back while the other stayed with the rest of the group.
We payed for a FULL DAY of snorkeling!
To be fair, it was SUPER COOL to look down and see the reef and the fish. It was awesome. For 5 minutes.
Maddie went on the second excursion of the day but stayed with me after lunch. She kept getting water in her snorkel and had had enough.
Wes went out for the third and final tour. What a trooper!
We hung out at the pool a lot.
We spent one day visiting some Mayan ruins at Tulum. I’m always awed by centuries old structures that are still standing. (Even if they have been “repaired”.)
Then we went to Xel-Ha’ and tried snorkeling again. This is me swimming back to the dock after 10 minutes. While it lasted, I saw some beautiful fish!
I’m definitely not a water baby. Or a sun baby for that matter.
I kept myself slathered with sunscreen (oil free, biodegradable for the reef and Xel-Ha’ but so many people disregard that “rule” that the water was murky from all the oil. Sad.)
I lounged under a palapa in the shade most of the time.
But I still got a little tiny bit of a tan.
…but it’ll be gone in 2 seconds so I’m no more excited about shorts and tank weather than I was 3 seconds ago. Who cares about being tan anyway?
After 4 days I was ready to go out and help the maintenance crew re-stucco a structure to get my DIY fix so I’m just glad to be home and ready to get back to work on this house. Giddy-up!
p.s. Just to clear up any and all confusion about my impending BIG birthday…I’m turning 35 again – of course!