Thursday, October 29, 2009

Longest post ever!

We flew into Cancun airport and had a private car pick us up and take us the 45 min drive to our hotel. It was really good timing since we got there right at check in time. We unpacked everything and then went to get something to eat. It was around 4, so we decided to go ahead and go to the beach. As soon as we stepped foot onto the sand, it started sprinkling. We thought that maybe it wouldn't last and got into the ocean. Well about 2 minutes later, it started pouring down rain so we went back to our room. We got ready and just walked around the resort for the rest of the night. We ate at the buffet and went to bed a little early since we had been up since 4am. Sunday and Monday were spent just lounging by the pool and ocean just trying to soak up the sun. Everyday we were there it rained. But most days it lasted less than an hour. Tuesday was a really pretty day and we had booked a snorkeling tour. We paid for a group tour since it was way cheaper, but when the tour guide got there, we were the only people going that day. Therefore, we ended up with a private tour for the group price. Nice! Kent had given me snorkeling equipment for my birthday. Everyone was oooohhhing and aaaahhhing over it. I was a little nervous to put it down the way they were talking about it. We started off by snorkeling around turtle bay. We were swimming with humongous sea turtles! They were a little bit intimidating when they came up for air right beside you. We snorkeled around a coral reef and saw tons of different fish. We saw a huge barracuda and a grouper. Then we took a drive out through a Mayan village. Next stop was the cenote. It's just a cave of freshwater in the middle of the jungle. The clearest water I've ever seen. They said that it stays the same temp year round-COLD!!! I had to get adjusted to it! We swam through different caves, saw some great static tides and saw a lot of bats flying around. The only fish in there were just little bitty fish that you can buy at WalMart. When we were leaving out, our guide stopped at one of the villages and we got to feed a spider monkey. It had the biggest hands and feet ever!

When we were leaving, Kent spotted this giant lizard lurking on the tree next to our car.

That night, we had reservations at the steakhouse restaurant in our resort and I tried rack of lamb for the first time. I really like it! I will definitely be ordering that again. After dinner, we walked to 5th Ave. Lots of shops and places to eat. You can also catch the ferry to Cozumel there too. Of course, every time you walk by a shop or booth, people are standing outside trying to get you to come in and buy something. I have a knack for ignoring people. Apparently Kent needs more practice. When we walked over toward the beach, Kent started talking to one of the excursion people. I proceeded to keep walking trying to get Kent to follow suit. 20 minutes later, Kent has signed us up to go see a timeshare opportunity in the morning. On my nerves! Kent of course has absolutely no intention on going and wastes about 30 min of every ones time. The next day, we went back to eat lunch and strictly avoided that street and booth. We ate at Los Rancheros. We shared the Mexican platter with chicken and steak kabobs, fajitas, sausage, ribs, beans, chips, salsa, rice, veggies, and quesadillas. They served it on a ceramic pig that had a candle in it to keep everything warm. The food was soooooo good! Here we are at the restaurant:
And here's our food:
Every night there is a different show for our entertainment. Wednesday night there was a Michael Jackson show. They reenacted most of the greatest songs.
Thursday was our last day and we planted ourselves on the beach and by the pool. Here were my views:

It was a great relaxing vacation! I read 3 books, we watched a couple of movies, and just spent some great quality time together! Can't wait to see what the next few years have in store...

A few more pics:


Jen said...

It sounds like you had an amazing time.

For my next vacation I want to go somewhere like this.

Mrs. Filly said...

hey same to you :)!

Rebecca Louise. said...

How amazing!!! My friend recently went snorkelling with sea turtles and loved it :) x