Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Viva Mexico

We've been planning on going on a graduation trip for the past 2.5 years. The Monday after graduation we hopped on a plane and headed south of the border to Cancun Mexico.  Prepare yourself for picture over load in 3....2....1!
 The view from our window
 Our resort
 The weather was PERFECT (80 deg and Sunny) we basically lived in our swimsuits the entire time we were at the resort
 Beautiful aqua blue water and soft white sand
 For the "Honeymooners" 
 We only drank bottled water and the water from the restaurants, 
didn't want to spend all our time in El Bano 
 One of the restaurants at the resort was fancy "formal" place, 
they served delicious French cuisine 
 The resort was all-inclusive so everything was free (food, drink AND alcohol) 
Our waiter felt bad I only ordered water so he brought me a drink, we told him we didn't drink alcohol (we said "no cerveza" a lot) he assured me that it was ok only muy poquito in it.... 
 We did a tour through an LDS tour group, our tour guide Carlos was AWESOME. He had a secular knowledge about the Mayan history and culture and a strong testimony and knowlege about The Book of Mormon. We learned so much 
 Mayan Ruins at Coba 
about 250 AD which places it around the time of 4th Nephi
 The city was really big, we rode bikes through the jungle to each site about 8 km round trip
 The temple at Coba is the largest pyramid in Mexico
You can climb to the top (at your own risk) but I got vertigo just looking up it so I passed 
After getting all hot and sticky in the jungle we got to go swimming in a Cenote
This was so SO COOL! It's an underground freshwater pool or sinkhole
 The water felt so good. It was about 30 feet deep and it was so clear you could see all the way to the bottom. Some cenotes are so deep people scuba dive in them
 Nick jumped off the platform (which was about 20 feet high)
We then went to more ancient Mayan ruins in Tulum. 
A city built on some cliffs overlooking the ocean
Just laying poolside, reading a book or taking a siesta 
 All of the fresh fruit was so yummy, I lived off it
 We did a couples massage (which was heaven!)
Nick is kinda tall for Mexico and his robe was a little short- hehe!
 Took a taxi to downtown Cancun, where they had a lot of
shopping and restaurants 
 Ate at Margaritaville (food was ok, atmosphere was really fun)
 Viva Mexico!!

1 comment:

  1. What a super fun trip!!! The resort picture out your window is gorgeous. I LOVE the clear blue water and nice sunny day. I'm glad you guys had SO MUCH FUN!!